The good news about college preparation – everyone is going through it, not just you. Advanced preparation is encouraged to ensure a smooth application process and to reduce unnecessary stress. We want you to feel confident that you have put your best foot forward. This page contains great information for testing and registration deadlines, college prep classes and serves as an overall pre-college resource to make sure you end high school on a high note.
Go to https://azcis.intocareers.org and create a personal account so you can college and career exploration as well as create a resume. For now use the following:
WHEN YOU ARE DONE FILLING IN YOUR INFORMATION, PRINT YOUR RESUME BY CLICKING ON “CREATE RESUME.”
GIVE A COPY OF YOUR RESUME TO COLLEGE COUNSELOR AND YOUR TEACHERS WHO ARE WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU.
Please see the following links to access registration dates:
SAT Test Dates and Registration
SAT – Services for those with Disabilities
ACT Test Dates
ACT Account Set Up for Registration
ACT Services for those with disabilities
Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.
Reporting you test scores
When you apply to colleges they now typically allow you to self report your test scores. However, this is with the expectation that you will SEND OFFICIAL TEST SCORES through the testing center.
All SAT and ACT test scores are reported ONLY through the testing centers. When registering for the SAT and/or the ACT you will have a place to type in the names of the colleges/universities where you want your test scores to be sent. As soon as test scores are available, scores will automatically be sent to those institutions that you indicated.
If you did not indicate which college(s) to send your scores to then you can request them later for a fee.
If you do not know what colleges to put down on the test form, at least send your scores to your state school(s) of choice.
There are a few ways to prepare for the SAT and/or ACT depending on your level of need and your budget. From practicing on the internet for free to meeting in a small group setting, there is something for everyone. Whatever you decide, do some form of preparation. Here are some links for you to learn about your options.
Khan Academy SAT Test Prep Has videos to follow and has a full SAT test. FREE
Prep Factory – Practice tests and test taking strategies. You can also identify more specifically the skill that you should focus on. The link is for ASA students only. FREE
Linda Edgar Tutoring is a local run business by an ASA Alumni parent and has been quite popular and effective for preparation for either the SAT or ACT. It is a small group atmosphere. $$
The SAT Compass offers a comprehensive prep course that covers the math, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT. It is taught by David Kenton (ASA’s own Algebra and Geometry teacher) and Rina Kenton (an English teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience). Multiple courses are offered in the Spring and Fall. $$
Princeton Review has both online and local test centers. $$$
What is a Super Score – When colleges compile your highest scores in each test section, regardless of test dates, into one “super score.”
List of Colleges and How they use the SAT – How do they use my scores?
List of Colleges and How They Use the ACT – How do they use my scores?
Go to Khan Academy and take a practice NEW SAT, which will assess the same skills as the PSAT. There you can watch a video to understand how to take the test and understand strategies. FREE
How to understand your PSAT scores. In January, PSAT scores will come out. Students will receive a copy of their scores in one of their classes and a teacher will go over how to understand them. Click on the link if you want to read a little more about scores.