Mount Saint Joseph is offering any junior at MSJ the option to take the SAT at school on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Taking the SAT (or ACT, an alternative standardized test) continues to be an important component of the admissions and scholarship consideration processes at most universities. It is not uncommon for students applying to colleges to take the SAT more than once, starting in the junior year and continuing into the summer or even the fall of senior year. At MSJ, we have decided to add the option for our juniors to take the SAT on a school day so that more of our students can gain the benefit of taking the SAT in a familiar academic setting.
Juniors who elect to take the SAT on Wednesday, March 25 will not be required to attend any classes that day; juniors who do not opt for the test will still have a regular day of school along with the rest of the student population. The SAT administration will begin at 8:00 a.m., the normal start time for classes. Students only have the option to take the SAT without the essay, which is the version of the exam accepted by a large majority of colleges and universities.
Registration for the SAT is open through Tuesday, January 14. No registrations can be accepted after January 14th. The cost for the SAT $50.00.
Students will be finished with testing at approximately 12:00 p.m. and will be able to get lunch in the cafeteria afterward. Students who are approved by the College Board for 50% extended time will complete a pre-administration process before Wednesday, March 25, and will finish the exam at approximately 12:30 p.m. Students who are approved for 100% extended time will take the exam over two days and finish testing during the morning hours of Thursday, March 26. Mrs. Kate Chapman, Director of Special Programs, coordinates the documentation and testing administration for all students with College Board-approved accommodations.