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PSAT FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)Top of Page

Q: When is the PSAT at Sequoia? 
A: October 16th
 
Q: What is the PSAT? 
A: It is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the US
 
Q: Who can take the PSAT? 
A: All 10th and 11th graders take the SAT during school hours at Sequoia. 
 
Q: Should my student study for the PSAT? 
A: The purpose of providing the PSAT to 10th and 11th graders is to give them exposure to what the SATmaylook like. However, scores in the 11th grade students can be recognized a National Merit Scholar as a Commened or Semi-finalist student.

Accesing Your PSAT ResultTop of Page

Understanding Your PSAT ResultsTop of Page

Instructions For Signing Up for SAT or ACTTop of Page

SAT

Signing up for the SAT (Registering, Fee Waiver, and Sending Scores)

PART 1: Signing up for the SAT

To sign up for the SAT you need to go your Collegeboard account (or create one).

Name TIP The name you use for this account is the name you will use for ALL college applications.

It is difficult to change your name on Collegeboard, MAKE SURE IT IS CORRECT!

Password TIP: Make your password the same as your Naviance password if possible—Also as soon as you make your account go on to your Navianve account and complete a quick survey to save your Collegeboard username and password.Go to “About Me” tab and click on “My Surveys” and click on “Surveys Not Started”  and complete the “College Board Account” Survey, in case you forget (MANY DO!)

 

Sign on to www.collegeboard.com and go to “SAT Registration”
Click on “SAT HOME”
Click on “REGISTER NOW”
Click on either “Sign in” or “SIGN UP”
Then start the registration process (you will need to download a picture of yourself to complete the process)

PART 2: Fee Waiver Instructions for SAT (for qualified students—free/reduced lunch)

There are three ways to get a fee waiver:
  1. Automatically receive when registering if used on PSAT (Free or Reduced Students) 
  2. Bring SUHSD Lunch Letter to College and Career Center (Room 115) 
  3. Sign a release forms 
    •  Pick up, complete, and return Parent Release Form to the Parent Center (Rm 129) --This allows us to see that you are Free or Reduced Lunch 
    • They will send Ms. Ignaitis an email that states you are Free or Reduced lunch 
    • Then, come to the College and Career Center (Rm 115) and pick up your fee waiver
    Fee Waivers can be used for either the SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests 
    • SAT Reasoning is one day (four hour exam) 
    • SAT Subject Tests can take up to three exams (each exam is 1 hour) 
    • You are eligible to get TWO SAT and TWO Subject Exams sittings 

During the registration process, it will ask if you will be using a fee waiver

  1. When it asks if you want your scores sent email or by mail, choose email
  2. When it asks if you want the answer service for an additional fee, click “yes” (It’s free!)
  3. When it asks for the code, use the whole CODE starting with 052605 (handwritten) and the letters/numbers
  4. Check the box—verify that you are using a fee waiver
  5. Write Ms. Ignaitis on the Counselor’s name space
  6. Check the box that applies to you for fee waiver—AVID/Upward Bound are TRIO programs
  7. Keep the fee waiver for your records. You might need later!!

PART 3: How to send SAT Scores

(Send as soon as you register, YES before you take the exam)

Special Instructions for Sending MY SAT Scores to CSU and UCs

UC System: Send to one UC and will send to all 9 (Junior and Senior)

CSU System: Send scores to CSUApply 3594 (Junior and Senior) and all 23 schools will receive (See Directions Below)

How do I send my SAT score to CSUApply?

  1. Go to Collegeboard.org and sign on in the SAT section
  2. Click “Send Scores” icon
  3. Click “More Search Options”
  4. Click “California”
  5. In the box put code “3594”
  6. A box will appear below with “csuapplylongbeach”—click on that and add it to “Your Selected Recipients” box
  7. Keep clicking next until scores are sent

How do I send My SAT Scores to individual schools during my SENIOR year/

  1. You are required to send your scores to every college you are applying to
  2. In the SEND SCORE SECTION, put in the name to the school, find in the “all available recipients” box and add it over to the other side—continue click next until you have sent scores
  3. There is a cost to sending scores after you take the exam

Do I send my SAT Scores my junior year to schools?

Some private and out of state public accept scores from juniors. Call each college to find out their specific policy for holding scores. The CSU and UC system does hold on to scores for 5 years so you could save a little money by sending them when you register. Send to one UC and 3594 to send to CSU.

ACT

Signing Up for the ACT

STEP 1: Go to actstudent.org and create an account—use your full proper name—and stick with it—if your name is different on your applications—schools might not be able to match your scores with your application and your application most likely with be pulled.

STEP 2: Click on the Register icon

Fill out the form as best as you can—ACT is creating a profile on you—they want to know the type of school you want to go to and the type of person you are—if you are undecided, click “no preference”

If you click on that you are a “Hispanic/Latino” it will prompt you to click on some other choices; “White, Black, Native American, etc.”—if none apply, you must click on the last one to move on.

DON’T PUT YOU SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Sequoia’s School Code: 052605

Class of 2020’s class size: 502

School DOES NOT rank: leave blank

When finished with survey, accept terms and move on to actual registration

            Choose DATE

            We do NOT offer ACT at Sequoia—Put zip code and it will give you the closest location

            ALWAYS CHOOSE WITH WRITING!

Fee waiver instructions:

  1. Bring SUHSD Lunch Letter to College and Career Center (Room 115) 
  2. Sign a release forms
    • Pick up, complete, and return Parent Release Form to the Parent Center (Rm 129) --This allows us to see that you are Free or Reduced Lunch
    • They will send Ms. Ignaitis an email that states you are Free or Reduced lunch
    • Then, come to the College and Career Center (Rm 115) and pick up your fee waiver 
  3. Do NOT Wait until the last day! 

If you do not show up for your ACT when you registered, you will LOSE your FEE WAIVER (for any reason)

Make it a priority and find a way to the school long before the test date.

*The fee waiver number is at the top of the page—Save the form for your files.

STEP 3: Sending Scores

As a junior: most private do not accept scores from juniors; call if you know you will be applying next year. The CSU and UC system doe hold on to your scores up to 5 years so you could save a little money by sending them when you register. Send one UC and one CSU and all the schools will be able to see them at one point.

As a senior: You NEED to send you scores to each school! Send one UC and one CSU and all the schools will be able to see them at one point.