AuSable Valley Middle / High School Counseling Department

College Entrance Exams
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) is composed of three sections: Critical Reading, Writing and Math. Each test section is scored on a scale of 200-800 points, with an SAT I totaled scaled score of 600-2400 points. SAT II exams are also available, designed to evaluate greater depth of knowledge in a particular subject area. SAT II exams are usually not required for most college majors, however, they are often required for highly selective universities. Sometimes the ACT will suffice. Check with the college/university.

SAT Registration Information:
Cost: $47.00 (SAT I), $21.00 (SAT II Subject Test), add $21.00 (SAT Language with Listening).
AuSable Valley Central School’s CEEB Code: 331-403.
The SAT Test Center Code for Plattsburgh High School: 33768.
The SAT Test Center Code for Saranac Lake High School: 33836.
Fee Waiver: We have an extremely limited number of SAT fee waivers available, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If a student has previously used a fee waiver, he/she is not eligible to receive a second one. Mr. Matt Rogers, Director of School Counseling, can address the strict guidelines for the use of this waiver. Exam Preparation: Practice information available on the SAT website. SAT Website: www.collegeboard.com.

The American College Test (ACT) is composed of four tests: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36 points. The ACT composite score, also based on a 1-36 scaled score, is an average of the four test scores. There is also an opportunity to take an optional ACT Writing Test. The Writing Test score is combined with the English Test score to yield a score, which is again based on a scale of 1-36 points. This exam is offered at AVCS.

ACT Registration Information:
Cost: $33.00 (No Writing Test), $48.00 (Plus Writing Test).
AuSable Valley Central School’s CEEB Code: 331-403.
The ACT Test Center Code for AVCS: 205160.
Fee Waiver: We have an extremely limited number of ACT fee waivers available, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If a student previously used a fee waiver, he/she is not eligible to receive a second one. Mr. Matt Rogers, Director of School Counseling, can address the strict guidelines for the use of this waiver. Exam Preparation: Practice Information available on the ACT website. ACT Website: www.actstudent.org.

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), a “pre-SAT” test, is good preparation for the SAT and is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship. It is offered to juniors and may be registered for through the School Counseling Office. Registration requires a small fee.

The PLAN, a “pre-ACT” test, is good preparation for the ACT as well as a good predictor of performance on the ACT. This exam focuses on career exploration as well as improving academic achievement. It is offered to sophomores and may be registered for through the School Counseling Office. Registration requires a small fee.

Please Note:
Students who have a documented disability may be eligible to apply for testing accommodations for college entrance exams.  Please inquire at the School Counseling Office.

ACT:
$33.00 - (No Writing)
$48.00—(Plus Writing)

ACT TEST DATES

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

October  23, 2010 *

September 17, 2010

December 11,  2010

November  5, 2010

February  12, 2010 **

January  7, 2011

April  9, 2011

March  4, 2011

June 11,  2011*

May  6, 2011

 

 

 

 

*Offered at AVCS   **Not in NY—Must go to Burlington, Vt.
AuSable Valley 's High School CEEB Code is – 331-403.
The ACT Test Center Code for AVCS is 205160.

SAT:

SAT Cost: $47.00
$21.00 (Subject Tests)
add $21.00 (Language w/Listening--Offered on November test date only.)

SAT TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

November  6,  2010

October  8, 2010

December  4,  2010

November  5, 2010

January  22,  2011

December  23,  2010

March 12,  2011*

February 11, 2011

May  7, 2011

April  8, 2011

June  4, 2011

May  6, 2011

*SAT I ONLY - ALL OTHER DATES ARE BOTH SAT I & II

AuSable Valley 's High School CEEB Code is – 331-403.
The SAT Test Center Code for Plattsburgh High School is - 33768.
2nd choice – Saranac Lake – Test Center Code 33836.