SAT/ACT InformationWhile the high school grade point average is the best indicator of college success, the colleges continue to utilize the SAT and ACT as an additional means to predict college readiness. In addition to admission decisions, colleges will use the SAT and ACT for placement into certain courses as well as for scholarships. Florida Bright Futures also requires SAT and ACT scores along with GPA and community service.To prepare students for the SAT and ACT, Maclay administers the following assessments:
- Freshman: PSAT 8/9 in October
- Sophomores & Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT in October
Maclay College Counseling recommends all juniors take both the SAT and ACT in the spring of the junior year and consider retaking the test they did better on either in June or early fall of the senior year.
To see the available test dates and registration information, please go to the following websites:
PSATs - Wednesday Oct. 16, 2019
The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) will be administered to all Maclay students in grades 9-11 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This test coincides with the NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). By taking this test, students not only get to practice for SAT, but 11th grade students also have an opportunity to be entered into the National Merit Scholarship competition.
The newly redesigned PSAT is formatted like the SAT, and serves as an excellent introduction to SAT since questions are similar, containing the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, and Math sections, but with fewer questions and shorter test time. For more information about the updated testing design please visit Collegeboard.org.
PSAT Results will be available the week of December 9th.
Over 1000 Colleges that don't consider these standardize tests in their admission process.