FALL ACT @ WOHS for 11th & 12th Grade students only.
Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Heres a link that breaks down the difference between the 2 tests.
Students and parents need to research their preferred colleges to find out ACT/SAT requirements. One way to do that is to go to the admissions page on the college’s website. Sometimes this takes a little digging; other times the information is readily available. Once you figure out the required score, start planning to take a test. Register online, get a study guide and/or a tutor and begin preparing. Remember that these scores get you into a school AND help you earn scholarship money.
WOHS will offer the ACT Oct 2, 2018, and a date to be determined in Spring 2019. We are offering the ACT without the writing portion of the test. Not all schools require the writing, please research your school’s preference.
The cost is the same as a test given at a national testing site – $50.50. Checks can be made out to WOHS and cash is preferred.
PSAT – 10th & 11th grade students only
Now the PSAT. According to Prep Scholar.com-
“As it stands, the PSAT is heavily connected to the SAT. One of the test’s primary purposes is to act as a precursor to the SAT — essentially, as an SAT practice test. Thus, the PSAT and SAT heavily mirror each other in regard to content, structure, and even scoring.
In addition to acting as a preparatory test for the SAT, the PSAT serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. In other words, PSAT scores determine students’ eligibility for National Merit scholarships. Each year the top 1 percent of 11th-grade PSAT takers become Semifinalists. Of these students, 7,500 go on to win scholarship money.”
WOHS will offer the PSAT Oct 12, 2018. The cost is $16 and checks can be made out to WOHS, although cash is preferred.
Both tests offered at WOHS can be paid for in the Counselor’s office.