- 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: Student may pick-up test information in the Counseling Office and register on-line by Clicking Here.
- Fee: Yes. If a student is eligible for a fee waiver, they can take the ACT for reduced fee/free and get other benefits to apply to college.
- Testing Dates (LDHS):
- Saturday, December 11, 2021
- Saturday, April 2, 2022
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 can register for the test(s) in the Counseling Office. Registration Form Deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020. For addition information visit AP Exams.
- Fee: Yes.
- Testing Dates (LDHS): May 2022
ARMED SERVICES VACATIONAL APTITUDE TEST (ASVAB)
- Description: The ASVAB, offered to juniors and seniors, measure's a young adult's strenths and potential for success in military training.
- Registration: Students may register for the test in the Counseling Office and must have a parent's permission prior to taking the test. Registration Form
- Fee: No.
- Testing Date (LDHS): Wednesday, October 20, 2021
- Note: Military recruiters are able to schedule the test at another location, if a student misses the school testing date.
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 you take the PSAT as a junior, this might qualify the student for academic recognition.
- Registration: Students may register for the test in the Counseling Office.
- Fee: Yes
- Testing Date (LDHS): Saturday, October 16, 2021
- 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: Student may pick-up test information in the Counseling Office and 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 reduced fee/free and get other benefits to apply to college.
- Testing Dates (LDHS):
- Saturday, November 6, 2021
- Saturday, March 12, 2022
- Saturday, June 4, 2022
SAT PREP COURSE
- Description: The Counseling Department offers a 6- week preparatory course in anticipation of the fall and spring SAT tests offered at Lower Dauphin.
- Registration: Student may register for the course in the Counseling Office. Registation Form Calendar (Dates/Room #)
- Fee: Yes.
- Course Dates (LDHS): The fall session begins in September and the winter session begins in January. Dates are listed on the registration form.
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 3, 2021