• TESTING INFORMATION

    ACT

    • Description: The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions. It covers four academic skill areas: english, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as more than 225 universities outside of the U.S.
    • Registration: Students register on-line by clicking here.
    • Fee: Yes. If a student is eligible for a fee waiver, they can take the ACT for a reduced fee/free and get other benefits to apply to college.
    • Testing Dates (LDHS):
      • Sat., December 10, 2022
      • Sat., April 15, 2023

    ADVANDED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS

    • Description: AP exams take place at the end of AP classes and are designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most U.S. colleges grant credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP scores. AP tests are scored between 1 and 5, with anything above 3 considered passing.
    • Registration: Students register for their test(s) in the Counseling Office. Registration forms will be made available next school year (Sept/Oct). For addition information visit AP Exams.
    • Fee: Yes.
    • Testing Dates (LDHS):
      • May 1-12, 2023

    ARMED SERVICES VACATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (ASVAB)

    • Description: The ASVAB, offered to juniors and seniors, measures a young adult's strengths and potential for success in military training. 
    • Registration: Students register for the test in the Counseling Office and must have a parent's permission prior to taking the test. 2022 Fall Registration Form 2023 Registration Form
    • Fee: No.
    • Testing Date (LDHS):
      • Tue., October 4, 2022
      • Tue., March 21, 2023 
    • Note: Military recruiters are able to schedule the test at another location.

    PSAT/NMSQT (PRELIMINARY SAT/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST)

    • Description: The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the U.S. Students in 10th and 11th grade may take the test to measure readiness for college, access scholarships and practice for the SAT. If a student takes the PSAT as a junior, this might qualify them for academic recognition. 
    • Registration: Students register for the test in the Counseling Office. Registration Form - Deadline 9/9/22  
    • Fee: Yes
    • Testing Date (LDHS):
      • Sat., October 15, 2022

     SAT

    • Description: The SAT is a standardized entrance exam widely used for college admissions in the U.S. Students are asked to apply their reading, writing, language, and math knowledge and skills as well as careful reasoning to answer questions and solve problems.
    • Registration: Students register on-line by clicking here. Lower Dauphin CEEB Code: 391855. Test Center Code: 39330.
    • Fee: Yes. If a student is eligible for a fee waiver, they can take the SAT for a reduced fee/free and get other benefits to apply to college.
    • Testing Dates (LDHS):
      • Sat., November 5, 2022
      • Sat., March 11, 2023
      • Sat., June 3, 2023

     SAT PREP COURSE

    • Description: The Counseling Department offers a six- week preparatory course in anticipation of the fall and spring SAT tests offered at Lower Dauphin High School.
    • Registration: Students register for the course in the Counseling Office. 2022 Fall Registration Form  2023 Winter Registration Form
    • Fee: Yes.
    • Course Dates (LDHS):
      • Fall Session - Begins September 2022
      • Winter Session - Begins January 2023

    Looking for colleges that DO NOT require college entrance tests? Check out the National Center for Fair and Open Testing This site provides users with a list of colleges that do not require SATs or ACTs but will allow a student to provide college admissions with other forms of assessment to determine admissions eligibility.

     

     
     

     
     
     
     

     

Last Modified on June 2, 2022