Information for Juniors
2023 Summer Residential Governor's School
Updated for the 2022-23 School Year - In the Handout you will find:
- General Information and links to more detailed information.
- How to access online applications and application deadlines.
College Planning Timeline
College Testing Sites
This is your launching pad to everything from PSAT10, PSATNMSQT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and APs. Get familiar with this site and it's offerings. Not only will you register for these tests at this site - but you can also get some great information about college and the college admissions process and financial aid. You can use some of their college search tools to narrow down your list of colleges - check out Big Future. CollegeBoard can also provide information about the CSS Profile if the college you plan on attending requires it for financial aid reasons.
The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions. Traditionally the test of option for high schoolers in the Midwest - it is gaining more traction on the coasts. It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. Although the SAT and the ACT differed for many years - they have slowly become more similar. The SAT used to punish for incorrect answers (don't guess!) while the ACT did not (feel free to guess). That is no longer the case and both tests do not punish for guessing - so answer every question. The big difference is the breadth of skill areas with the ACT. You will find science concepts on the ACT - this is not the case for the SAT.