College Office

SAT-ACT Info


To sign up for a Kaplan class: 

kaptest.com/college-prep/partner/stfrancisprep

Next upcoming class: August SAT Prep

Beginning:  Tuesday, July 23 

Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 15th

$399 if you register on or before July 9th, $599 if after July 9th

Exam date is August 24th - Must register for the exam on collegeboard.org


TO PARENTS:

Most students will take the SAT at least twice, and the first time will usually be sometime during their junior year in high school.  SAT Preparation is helpful and necessary for anyone who intends to take the SAT.  Many high school students have found that an SAT Prep Course will help them perform better on the SAT, whether they are taking it for the first time or if they have taken the test several times before. The SAT is made up of multiple choice questions on verbal and mathematics skills.   The entire exam lasts approximately four hours. 

While most students dread taking the SAT, it is a necessary evil and SAT Prep can help immensely.  SAT Prep will help students prepare for the SAT in a variety of ways. First, an SAT Prep course will encourage students to relax. Second, it will show them exactly what to expect on the exam.  SAT Prep gives students sample questions and shows them how questions are often worded to "trick" test takers. Students also have the opportunity to take one or more sample SAT exams.

On the College Info (SAT/ACT) pages of the SFP website, we list courses that are available to you at SFP to help you make this process more convenient. We have made these cost effective courses available; they are comparable to other courses that are offered at a much greater price. We do not recommend this over any other SAT Prep course you might be interested in; however, they are conveniently offered here after school.

It is our hope that you look into this matter and that your child begin the preparation no later than January. For more information please contact the guidance/college office anytime during school hours:  718-423-8810 X 245.

Sincerely,

Robyn Armon

Director of Guidance and



THE STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP WITH COLLEGE BOARD OR ACT TO TAKE THE ACTUAL EXAM.  

REGISTER FOR SAT TEST -- CLICK ON www.collegeboard.com

REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT

 www.act.org

2018-19 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration.

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT DateSAT Subject Tests AvailableRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateJuly 27, 2018

August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateSeptember 7, 2018

September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateOctober 5, 2018

October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateNovember 2, 2018

November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

Register
SAT Subject Tests not offered on this dateFebruary 8, 2019

February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateApril 5, 2019

April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateMay 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019

Important Information

U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.

  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
  • Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
  • Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020 SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
  • If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
  • Your registration options will be limited if you aren’t taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.

















SAT vs. ACT

Colleges will accept both tests equally.  

Colleges will use SAT and ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.



SATACT
MathReading
Writing and Language
Essay (optional)


MathReading
English
Science
Essay (optional)
3 hours 50 minutes (w/essay)3 hours (w/o essay)4 hours 40 minutes (w/essay)2 hours 55 minutes (w/o essay)
5 reading passages4 reading passages
Science - NoneScience - 1 section testing critial thinking (not specific science knowledge)
Math - Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis(some questions don't allow you to use a calculator)Math - Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry and Trigonometry(able to use calculator on all math questions)
Essay will test your comprehension and is OPTIONALEssay will test how you evaluate and analyze complex issue and is OPTIONAL



















   

THE NUMBER TO HAVE SATS SENT THROUGH COLLEGEBOARD TO CUNY IS 2950.







PHONES CANNOT BE USED DURING CLASS TIME



TO PARENTS:

Most students will take the SAT at least twice, and the first time will usually be sometime during their junior year in high school.  SAT Preparation is helpful and necessary for anyone who intends to take the SAT.  Many high school students have found that an SAT Prep Course will help them perform better on the SAT, whether they are taking it for the first time or if they have taken the test several times before. The SAT is made up of multiple choice questions on verbal and mathematics skills.   The entire exam lasts approximately four hours. In 2005, an essay writing section was added to the SAT, so SAT Prep Classes now offer suggestions and tips about how to write the essay.

While most students dread taking the SAT, it is a necessary evil and SAT Prep can help immensely.  SAT Prep will help students prepare for the SAT in a variety of ways. First, an SAT Prep course will encourage students to relax. Second, it will show them exactly what to expect on the exam.  SAT Prep gives students sample questions and shows them how questions are often worded to "trick" test takers. Students also have the opportunity to take one or more sample SAT exams.

On the College Info (SAT/ACT) pages of the SFP website, we list courses that are available to you at SFP to help you make this process more convenient. We have made these cost effective courses available; they are comparable to other courses that are offered at a much greater price. We do not recommend this over any other SAT Prep course you might be interested in; however, they are conveniently offered here after school.

It is our hope that you look into this matter and that your child begin the preparation no later than January. For more information please contact the guidance/college office anytime during school hours:  718-423-8810 X 245.

Sincerely,

Robyn Armon

Director of Guidance and

Director of College Counseling


PLEASE BE ADVISED -- STUDENTS ARE TO KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES UNDER THEIR DESKS DURING THESE PREP CLASSES EITHER OFF OR SILENT.  THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE CELL PHONES EXCEPT DURING THEIR BREAK.  






(PLEASE NOTE -- CLASSES ARE NEVER HELD ON TEST DATES)



 

NOTE:  Seniors are responsible to have their SAT test scores sent directly to the college / university .  You can do this from the CollegeBoard website.

 

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.

 



ACT


Each year, ACT provides an analysis of the college and career readiness of US high school graduates. Our newest report, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014, is now available.

Among 2014 graduates, 57% of the entire US graduating class took the ACT®college readiness assessment. This is the largest and most diverse class of ACT-tested students to date.

Key national findings:
  • Students who took ACT's recommended core curriculum—four years of English and three years each of math, science, and social studies—were far more likely to meet the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in each of the four subject areas.
  • Among 2013 ACT-tested graduates, 87% aspired to higher education, but only 69% actually enrolled in a postsecondary institution in fall 2013. That gap represents more than 300,000 students who fell short of their aspirations.
  • Several states saw improved ACT Composite scores this year. Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming saw the average ACT Composite score improved by 0.2 to 0.3 points. These five states, among others, administer the ACT to all students. Their improved scores are consistent with previous ACT data: gains in achievement are common in states that create an educational culture focused on college and career readiness.

To view key findings for your state, visit
http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2014/.

Sincerely,

Jon Erickson
ACT President



REGISTER FOR SAT TEST -- CLICK ON www.collegeboard.com

REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT www.act.org


  

SAT / SAT II and ACT EXAMS - Please consult with your guidance counselor with any questions.  

 TO ASK A QUESTION OR SEND A MESSAGE TO COLLEGEBOARD VISIT sat.collegboard.org/contact or call 866-756-7346

SAT EXAM:  (SFP Test Center Code: 33426)

CEEB CODE:  330 835

REGARDING SAT / SAT II and ACT EXAMS - Please consult with your guidance counselor with any questions.  

Students can also register for SAT II exams at the above link as well.


ACT EXAM:  http://www.act.org/     Students who wish to send their ACT scores to the college / university must do so from the ACT website.