• College testing timeline

    9th grade- Pre ACT 8/9

    10th grade- Pre ACT 10 and PSAT

    11th grade- PSAT (optional for National Merit competition), ACT (required by North Carolina, taken in February)

    It is recommended in 11th grade that students take the SAT in addition to the free ACT required by the state. Students should take whichever test they like best a second time with the goal of improving the initial test score. Higher college entrance exam scores can lead to admission to competitive majors, honors college, and additional scholarship opportunities.


    2022 Pre ACT and PSAT presentation (powerpoint shared with students to help understand their scores)

    Free SAT prep with Khan Academy

    ACT website

    College Board website (SAT)

    PrepStep (Gaston College free testing resources)ACT and SAT prep. 

              *To access prep step: click on link above and register yourself as a new user (need to provide own username and password- smart idea would be to use same username and password as blackboard).