College Board Testing Information
SAT, Advanced Placement, & PSAT
SAT...General Information and FAQs
School Day SAT Information
- Who: All 11th-grade students are automatically registered for this FREE exam
- When: Wednesday, March 1 during the school day.
- Where: FHS- Boys and Girls Gym and the World Language Annex
*More test day information to come in February via e-blast and the FHS website.
How to Prepare for the SAT
Option A: Students Share Their Test Results
Send students to satpractice.org to share their scores and get a personalized SAT study plan based on results from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, or SAT.
How Students Link Their College Board and Khan Academy Accounts:
- Go to satpractice.org. Create an account on Khan Academy or sign in to their existing account.
- When prompted, agree to link their Khan Academy and College Board accounts.
- Send their scores.
- Watch the video below to learn how students can link their accounts.
- If your students took a PSAT-related exam, watch this video about how to access those scores to troubleshoot your students' College Board accounts.
- You can also call Customer Service for help at: 1-866-433-7728.
Option B: Students Can Take Diagnostic Quizzes
If students don't have scores to share, they can still get personalized practice at satpractice.org by taking a few short quizzes on the site.
Sending SAT Scores
Important Information to Note Prior to Test Day:
During the Preadministration part of the SAT, students will answer questions about themselves before testing begins. Please see this link to preview the "Student Answer Sheet Instructions" questions and to see whether or not answers are required for scoring. **Students will be given the opportunity to decide where to send their scores. On or before test day, students can choose which colleges, universities, and/or scholarship programs to send their four free score reports to. Students need to be ready with their lists. Learn more at sat.org/send-scores.
Before Scores Are Released
You can send four free score reports to colleges every time you register for the weekend SAT. This is the fastest way to send scores to colleges and scholarship programs—and there's no fee. You can use your free score reports up to 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after the test. If you are taking the SAT on a school day, you can choose the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs to send your four free score reports when you complete your answer sheet.
After Scores Are Released
If you're sending scores after you get them, there's a fee. But if you're using a fee waiver, your score reports are still free after you get your scores.
Sending Your Scores
- Online: Sign in to your College Board account
- By phone: Call Customer Service at 866-756-7346 (toll free) or 212-713-7789 (international)
Score Delivery Timeline
The timeframe for score delivery depends on the way a college chooses to receive scores. Once colleges receive your scores, processing could take a week.
Score Sending Options
- Use Score Choice™ to choose which scores you send to colleges.
- If you're sending scores before getting them, you can sign in to switch score recipients if you change your mind about where to send score reports. You have until 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after test day. You can't cancel score report orders.
- If you're sending scores by mail, please note that shipping estimates don’t include transit time through the postal system.
With Score Choice™, you can put your best foot forward by choosing which scores you send to colleges. Choose by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests—but keep in mind that some colleges and scholarship programs require you to send all your scores.
Have a Coalition Account?
If so, you can now send SAT and SAT Subject Test scores at the same time you’re sending college applications. Log in to your Coalition account, link your College Board account, and send scores to schools on your college list.
You can use Score Choice for any score reports you send online or by phone, but you can only choose between tests that are already scored.
Do I have to pay extra to use Score Choice?
There are no extra fees for choosing which scores to send to a single college. Any or all of your scores can be sent to a college in a single report.
Can I choose which sections of my test scores to send to colleges?
No, you can't choose to send your Math score from one test day and your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from another test day. But some colleges use superscoring, which means they consider your highest section scores across multiple test dates.
You can choose which scores to send by test date for the SAT, and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests. Scores from an entire SAT are sent.
How can I find out if I need to send a college all of my scores?
When you send scores through your College Board account, you'll see score send policies for any college or scholarship program you choose. You should check college websites to make sure you have the latest information. You're responsible for knowing current score send policies.
What if I decide not to use Score Choice?
If you decide not to use Score Choice, all your scores will be sent to the colleges you choose. Score Choice applies only to the score reports you send to colleges. You and your high school will still receive scores from all of your test dates.
Should I send all of my scores?
Since most colleges consider a student’s best score, you can send all your scores. If you’re unsure which scores to send or if your college has not shared their policy, we recommend you send all scores.
Does the College Board tell colleges how to use the SAT scores?
No, colleges set their own admission policies and decide how they'll use test scores. We recognize that there's no "one size fits all" approach to college admission. You'll see the SAT score-use practices of participating colleges when you sign in to your College Board account to send scores.
Can colleges opt out of Score Choice?
Colleges cannot opt out of or reject Score Choice. Score Choice is a feature available to students. However, some colleges require students to submit all SAT scores. Be sure to check college websites to learn more about their score send policies.
Colleges set their own policies and practices regarding the use of test scores. The College Board does not release SAT test scores without student consent. Colleges and scholarship programs receive only the scores applicants send them.
Understanding SAT Scores
Find out how SAT scores are calculated and what those scores mean.
SAT scores give colleges a clear picture of you and your college readiness.
There’s no more penalty for guessing. Read all about it and other good news.
Advanced Placement Testing
The AP exam registration window for students taking a spring-only semester AP class (Econ/Govt) is now open. Students have until March 7th to register/pay for this exam.
Q: Can I still sign up for an AP test for a year-long class?
Yes, you can still sign up to take an AP exam for a year-long class, however, you will have to pay the $40 late fee per exam. The final deadline to order exams is March 7th.
Q: How do I sign up to take an AP exam?
The AP exam registration process is three steps. We recommend that the student and parent/guardian do this together. All steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered:
Step 1: Register for the AP exam(s)
○ Register at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/442625.
○ Indicate the AP courses you are taking this year and the exams you wish to take. ○ Receive your join codes for AP Classroom (note some students may have already “joined” AP Classroom while in their AP class) and directions to complete the second required step.
Step 2: Pay for the exam(s) (spring-only semester classes)
○ The cost is $100 per exam.
○ Students who qualify for a fee reduction will pay $53. In order to qualify for a fee reduction, families must complete or update the “free/reduced meals application” with the Food Services dept. before registering for AP exams.
○ Exam fees may be paid online or with a check made out to Total Registration.
○ All payments must be made in full no later than March 7th in order for the exam(s) to be ordered.
Step 3: AP Classroom Confirmation
○ Log in to your College Board account at myap.collegeboard.org to confirm that you have joined the AP Classroom (you will use the join codes provided at the completion of step one)
○ LAST and MOST IMPORTANT STEP- Indicate “Register for Exam” in your AP Classroom account.
Q: Can I cancel my AP exam?
Yes, the final deadline to cancel exams with a refund (minus the $40 cancellation fee) is April 28th.
AP Testing Calendar
I Have My PSAT/NMSQT Score....Now What?
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores
2nd- Watch the video below to understand how to read the score report.
3rd- Go to "Skills Insight" to see how you can develop your skills further.
For questions regarding credits/college admissions contact your student's alpha counselor and/or our College and Career Specialist (see contact information below).