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Testing Information

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is given at OHS in October and March, following College Board requirements. The October date is primarily for juniors and is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship consideration. The March PSAT is targeted to sophomores, as practice for the junior year test. Students can register for the PSAT by signing up with the OHS test coordinator and paying the fee (2017 fee = $16). Fee waivers are available. Study materials are abundant at CollegeBoard.org.

 
The Pre-ACT is given to all NC sophomores in October, according to ACT and NC DPI requirements. 
 
All NC juniors are required to take the ACT (for free) during school hours in March. Scores on this test may fulfill college admissions testing requirements, so students are encouraged to study and prepare to do their best. Study materials for the ACT and the Pre-ACT are available at ACTStudent.org.
 
Most colleges require students to submit scores for either the SAT or the ACT as part of the college application process. Students may elect to register for the SAT or ACT as scheduled by College Board or ACT.
 
To sign up for the SAT go to www.collegeboard.org. Our school CEEB code is 341875. Our test center code is 34-475. Students with free or reduced lunch can get up to two fee waivers in the counseling department to take the test for free. 
 
To sign up for the ACT go to www.act.org/student. Our CEEB code is 341875. Our test center code is 205100. Students with free or reduced lunch can get up to two fee waivers in the counseling department to take the test for free. 
 
ACT & SAT Morning of Checklist:

Student should arrive at 7:45 A.M.and bring the following items.

  • An approved calculator

  • Batteries

  • Snacks/Drink

  • A jacket

  • Photo ID

  • Admission Ticket