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 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.
AP Exam Registration-
Registration/Deadline: To register for the AP Examinations, please visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com from Monday, September 20 through Sunday, October 31, 2021. All registrations for 1st semester, full year, and exam only AP courses must be completed by Sunday, October 31, 2021. Through this site, you will be able to view all available exams and registration dates and make AP exam payments for all students in the same household in one transaction. AP courses that students have beginning the 2nd marking period, or 2nd semester will be paid via MPP during February. More info will be released in January.
CB East will be offering the Pre-ACT to our 10th grade students on Saturday, March 26, 2022. This test, similar to the PSAT, gives students the opportunity to take a test comparable to the ACT as a practice test. To those who are not familiar with the ACT, it is used by every college as part of the admissions process the same way as the SAT. All colleges accept the ACT in place of or in addition to the SAT. We recommend that students plan on taking the SAT and/or the ACT for the first time during the spring of Junior Year. For students selecting the Pre-ACT, this will give them ample time to complete any test prep they might need. The test will cover reading, English, math and science.
Registration window will open in the spring through My Payments Plus.
On test day, students should plan to arrive no later than 7:40 AM and we expect the test to be completed no later than 11:30 AM. Registration is done simply by paying the cost in My Payments Plus- there is no additional registration form.
Students are expected to bring their own #2 pencils, calculator, and masks will be required along with social distancing.
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 librariarian. Sophmopres will also have the oportunity to take the Pre-ACT in the spring of 2022. Registration information will be forth coming 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: