Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is a member of the Educational Records Bureau and The College Board.
Because of their importance in the college admission process, college placement exams are administered to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 according to the following schedule:
All 9th and 10th graders write the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in October. This administration serves as a practice round for the 11th grade year.
All 11th graders write the PSAT in October as the first step in the qualification process of the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) is written in January, March or May. While this is largely a practice round for the senior year, scores can be used for college admission, especially if students apply as early decision or early action candidates. Some juniors will also take the SAT II in the spring.
The American College Test (ACT) is taken by all juniors in the spring. This exam, similar to the SAT, is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) is repeated In October, November and December. Some seniors will also take or retake the SAT II during one of these testing times.
The ACT is repeated in October or December.