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College Entrance Exams

  • It's never too early to prepare for college, especially when it comes to the SAT and ACT college entrance exams.

    Although test scores are not the only thing colleges look at, they are part of the process and determine elibilibility for academic scholarships. 

    As you begin studying for the tests, utilize this page as a resource guide.   


  • The ACT test covers four academic areas (English, math, reading and scientific reasoning), with an optional writing test. Students receive a composite score of a 1 to a 36. As you begin to study, check out these helpful tips for taking the ACT.

    Check out the available 2022-23 testing dates below.  


ACT Testing Dates


  • The SAT test covers three academic areas - English, math and reading. SAT scores range from 400 to 1600. As you begin studying, check out these helpful tips for taking the SAT

    Check out the available 2022-23 testing dates below. 

SAT Testing Dates


  • PSAT/NMSQT for 11th Grade and PSAT for 10th Grade

    The PSAT gives insight into the student's progress towards college and career readiness and success. The PSAT is an excellent way for students to preview and practice for the SAT because they are tightly aligned with the new SAT.

    In addition to preparation for the SAT, the PSAT provides:

    • Students access to free personalized SAT studies
    • Connect students to AP courses, scholarships and colleges
    • The official route of entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program

    PSAT 8/9 for 8th Grade

    The PSAT 8/9 is for 8th and 9th graders. It is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. 

    For more information on the PSAT, please refer to College Board's website.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2)

  • TSIA2 testing is needed if a student has not yet shown college readiness in Reading/ Writing and Math through other means, such as SAT/ ACT or dual credit coursework completion.  If you are in need of TSIA2 testing, please reach out to your high school counselor to determine if testing will occur on your high school campus prior to graduation.  Otherwise, you must reach out to your anticipated college/ university and follow the procedures that they have in place to TSIA2 test.


    Need help preparing for the TSIA2?  Get help HERE!