PSAT, ACT & SAT Testing


ACT Test Dates

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
*October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 Sept 29-Oct 14, 2018
* December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
 *February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
 April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
 July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019  June 15-24, 2019
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*Located at Faribault High School


ALL JUNIORS have the opportunity to take the ACT this year (Date TBD). This is NOT a requirement, but any 11th grade student may participate. This testing opportunity is FREE.

PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) – measures skills that are important for success in college-verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing. This is the qualifying test for entry to National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) competitions for college scholarships that will be awarded. Usually taken in the junior year, students will enter NMSC competitions for recognition and awards. Further information can be found at www.nationalmerit.org or www.collegeboard.com. The PSAT is an optional test for juniors and sophomores.

The PSAT will be given at FHS in October. A fee is charged and students must pre-register in the Counseling Office. Test results are available in January.

College Admission Tests

ACT ( American College Test) – measures student abilities in English, Mathematics, Reading , Science and Writing. The ACT is widely accepted in the Midwest region of the U.S. It takes about 3-4 hours to complete and is administered five times a year; in February, April, June, October, and December. Most guidance counselors agree that the best time to take the ACT is in April or June of the junior year of high school. Some seniors re-take the ACT in October to try to increase their scores. The composite, which is the average of the four times sections, is the score used to determine admission to colleges. Additionally, colleges look at class rank and grade point average.

You may register on-line at www.act.org 

The code for Faribault High School is 240-805.

Several colleges now require your test results be sent directly from ACT/SAT. Please check with the college that you are applying to for further instructions. 


SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) – measures students’ reasoning ability in the areas of mathematics and reading. Some colleges require the SAT, but most will accept either the SAT or ACT. The subject tests (SATII) may be required as a follow up for selective college admission.

You may register on-line
at www.collegeboard.org 

The code for Faribault High School is 240-805.

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)  

The NCAA purpose is to help student athletes succeed on the field and in the classroom. Student athletes should register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse after the completion of the junior year in high school. Students who are planning on participating in Division I or Division II athletics need to submit a transcript of their grades and their ACT/SAT scores. These scores should be sent directly to the clearinghouse by entering code “9999” as a reporting selection when they register for the exam. There is a registration fee. NCAA forms and information are available at the NCAA Web site at www.ncaa.org.  You may check our list of NCAA-approved core course at any time by linking to the clearinghouse page of the NCAA web site.
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