Scholastic Testing Schedule

The national testing program includes the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT I and SAT II). Students taking the SAT I and SAT II must make application with ETS and pay a testing fee. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Please see your counselor for registration deadlines. PSAT/NMSQT fees and registration are processed by the high school in late September. PSATs are offered to all students in grades 10 and 11 for free. Students will take this assessment during the school day. 

Please visit the College Board website and the ACT website for information and registration deadlines. 



SAT Dates

Aug. 26
Deadline: July 28

Oct. 7
Deadline: Sept. 8

Oct. 11
(At PHS. ALL Grade 10 & 11)

Nov. 4
Deadline: Oct. 5

Dec. 2
Deadline: Nov. 2

March 10
SAT I only
Deadline: Feb. 9

May 5
Deadline: April 6

June 2
Deadline: May 3

(PHS is an authorized testing site for March, May, and June.)

The SAT II, which some colleges require for admission or placement purposes, is a one-hour, multiple-choice test in a specific subject. Unlike the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I), which measures more general abilities; SAT II measures the student’s knowledge of a particular subject. Because of this, you should try to take an SAT II as soon as possible after you complete your last course in that subject. You cannot take both the SAT II and the SAT I on the same test date. Students should see their counselor for assistance in determining specific requirements of individual colleges and universities.

ACT Dates

Sept. 9
Deadline: August 4

Oct. 28
Deadline: Sept. 22

Dec. 9
Deadline: Nov. 3

Feb. 10
Deadline: Jan. 12

April 14
Deadline: March 9

June 9
Deadline: May 4

July 14
Deadline: June 15

AP Exams

May 7-11, 2018
May 14-18, 2018
May 23-25, 2018 (make-ups)

Further details may be obtained from your guidance counselors and AP teacher.

PARCC testing

Given to grades 9-11. 
CBT: April 16 – May 25
PBT: April 16 – April 27

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

Date is TBD.

Senior Portfolio Appeals

October 3, 2017 – May 11, 2018


PHS is an approved Accuplacer test site.