SAT & ACT Testing
School Wide Testing: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Grade 9 PSAT 8/9 | Grade 10 PSAT 10 | Grade 11 SAT
If you wish to take additional SAT testing, students should register online at www.collegeboard.org. To take the ACT, register online at www.act.org. If you participate in Free/Reduced Lunch program, you may be eligible for a fee waiver – please reach out to your School Counselor for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the test?
A: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Q: Cost of the test?
A: $20 per test
Q: Where is the test?
A: Belleville West
Q: What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
A: It is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Q: How do I register?
A: Registration begins online August 29th at 8:30am. To register, https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/140265. The deadline to register is September 9th at 3:30pm. There are a limited number of exams, so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Register today!
Q: What does it measure?
A: It measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills that are important for successful academic performance in college.
Q: Who should take the PSAT/NMSQT?
A: College bound juniors.
Q: I took the PSAT 10 last year. How is the PSAT/NMSQT different?
A: The PSAT 10 is a practice test that will cover the same content areas as the PSAT/NMSQT, but it is specifically designed for sophomores. The PSAT/NMSQT is designed specifically for juniors so it will be slightly more difficult and will help prepare you for the SAT in the spring.
Q: Why take the PSAT?
Earn scholarships and academic recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program. This is the ONLY way for juniors to qualify for National Merit Scholarships.
Helps students to prepare for the SAT test
Explore colleges, majors and careers
Get feedback on how to improve academically
See how your performance on an admissions test may compare with others applying to college
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact any of our Guidance Counselors.
AP Parents and Students
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Belleville West desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
For the 2023 AP exams, students at Belleville West will be registering online. Online Exam registration will begin on Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 8:30 AM and end on Fri, Nov 4, 2022 at 3:30 PM. The AP exam registration process is two steps, but both can be completed in one sitting when the student and parent/guardian do this together. Even if you do not plan to take the AP exam, you need to complete both steps to access the College Board’s AP resources. Both steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered:
Step 1: Begin the process by registering at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/140265. You will indicate both the AP courses you are taking this year and the exams you wish to take. Any exam fees will be paid online so be sure to have a debit card or credit card available before beginning registration.
Step 2: Use the join codes provided at the completion of step one to enroll in the student’s AP courses and exams in the College Board’s system (if they have not already done so).
This year each AP exam costs $100.00.
Again, both steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered!
Important Dates for the Registration Process
Oct 11, 2022 8:30 AM: Registration begins
Nov 04, 2022 3:30 PM: Registration ends
Nov 13, 2022 3:30 PM: Final Payment Deadline. If not paid in full, exams will be canceled.
Nov 13, 2022 REFUND POLICY: Date by which a student can receive a Full Refund (1st semester & full year classes)
Mar 10, 2023 REFUND POLICY: Date by which a student can receive a Full Refund (2nd semester classes only)
Apr 07, 2023 REFUND POLICY: Date by which a student can receive a Partial Refund (1st and 2nd semester classes). The Cancellation Fee (amount to withhold for partial refunds) is $40
ACT/ SAT Test Prep
ACT Test Prep
Register online at www.actstudent.org.
TIP – When registering ONLINE for the first
time, answer NO to the first two questions.
SAT Test Prep
Register online at www.collegeboard.org.
TIP – You probably already have a College Board account. Be sure to use the same acct for all PSAT/SAT/AP testing so all your scores can be found in one place!