The PSAT will be offered to 10th and 11th grade students on Saturday, October 14th, 2023. Registration ended on September 10th.
Students should plan to be in their exam room by 7:45am and plan for pick-up around 11:30/11:45am. There are no alternative exam dates, and registration is only open to South students.
While the PSAT/NMSQT is a tool used to prepare for the SAT, there are a number of resources we recommend Sophomores and Juniors utilize for test prep:
*College Board website- Taking a full-length SAT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Eight official SAT practice tests are available for free, both online and on paper. Created by the makers of the SAT, each practice test has the same types of questions you'll see on test day. Six of the practice tests have even previously been given as actual SAT exams.
*Take free SAT practice tests online with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Your answers will automatically be scored at the end of your test, and the timer will keep you on track with section time limits.
*The Central Bucks School District offers E-Prep, a free standardized test prep and practice program for the PSAT, SAT and ACT to all its students. Students are automatically registered for this program; registration information is as follows: username is the student email address, and password is East2022. If students cannot find the email or have problems logging in, please stop by the East library.
REGISTERING FOR THE SAT or ACT
CEEB Code for CB East is 390488
When registering for the SAT you will need to use the following codes for the "Test Location" to take the test at CB South or CB East:
- South 39-718 (Warrington, Ctrl Bucks HS South)
- East 39-162 (Doylestown, Ctrl Bucks HS E)
When Registering for the ACT you will need to use the following code for the "Test Location" to take the test at CB South:
- South 218270
What are the SAT Subject Tests? Subject Test FAQ
List of colleges that are SAT or ACT optional: www.fairtest.org
Test Prep Services ePrep is a free, online SAT/PSAT/ACT preparation service which all CB students may access. There are practice tests, test-taking tips, and videos that explain HOW to do the problem(s) you may have answered incorrectly during your practice session. To get an account, please contact CB South Librarian, Mr. Pecic for log-in information. Khan Academy is also a free online test prep that allows you to "link" previous PSAT and SAT results to the program, creating a personalized test prep service.
Please see below for testing timeline for each grade:
10th GradeThe Central Bucks School District offers E-Prep, a free standardized test prep and practice program for the PSAT, SAT and ACT to all its students. Students are automatically registered for this program; registration information was sent to your student via their cbsd district email account. If they cannot find the email or have problems logging in, please contact their school counselor or the librarian. Sophomores will also have the opportunity to take the Pre-ACT in the spring of 2023. Registration information will be forthcoming in the winter of 2022.
May or June: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound sophomores may plan to take this test if they have done exceptionally well in a sophomore year class and want to highlight their good performance to college admissions officers. Take this test while the information is still "fresh". See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 10th graders:
October: PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test- All college-bound juniors should plan to take this exam.
December, January, March, May, June: SAT
December, February, April, June: ACT
SAT and/or ACT: College-bound juniors should plan to take two tests, an SAT and an ACT during the second semester of 11th grade. Students may need to test in the early months of the second semester in order to allow for scores to be returned in a timely fashion. This way they may make an informed decision regarding future standardized tests. Students may want to sit for additional standardized tests either late in the junior year or early in the senior year so they may further improve their scores. The Guidance Department bases its recommendations upon the individual testing needs of each student. For specific information, please see your individual counselor.
May or June: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound juniors should plan to take this test if necessary for college admission. See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 11th grders:
August, September, October, November, December: ACT
August, Septmber, October, November, December: SAT
These tests are offered in the early fall for seniors who feel they could score a bit higher on a retake - sometimes colleges and universities request that applicants retake a test, as well.
October, November, December: SAT Subject Tests: College-bound seniors may find this test is necessary for college admission to certain schools - it's not too late to take this test! See below for CollegeBoard's timeline for 12th graders: