Start here: College Planning Timeline by grade level

2014 State University System Admissions Matrix: This document will give you an idea about what colleges are looking for in students based on who they have previously accepted and what you want to be working towards to get accepted into each University.

BigFuture.org Helpful Links

 

College Admissions Testing: SAT and ACT

ALL Cambridge students are strongly recommended to study and prepare for college admissions testing. The summer is a great time to do it!

SAT Prep: https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/

ACT Prep: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

Additional Free practice through KhanAcademy at https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/new-sat It is recommended that you create an account to track your progress and take practice tests.

PSAT
9th and 10th grade students in Honors or AP classes and all college bound eleventh graders should register for this test. With the PSAT a student can:

  • get ready for the SAT Test
  • access personalized college and career planning resources in My College QuickStart
  • enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for recognition and scholarships (eleventh graders only)
  • request information from colleges and universities
  • assess your critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing skills
  • get suggestions on how to improve your academic skills

ACT

To register for the ACT, students can complete their registration online at www.actstudent.org. Remember to register for the Writing Section of the exam as many colleges require it.

2015 – 2016 ACT Dates

*If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, please see your School Guidance Counselor for a test fee waiver

SAT
To register for the SAT or SAT II Subject Tests, students can complete their registration online at http://sat.collegeboard.org/home.

Remember to register for the SAT Writing Section of the exam as many colleges require it.

We also encourage our junior students to register for two or three SAT II Subject tests in May or June after they have completed their AICE exams. We recommend taking SAT II Subject tests in areas that students have taken AICE exams. Some colleges require SAT II Subject tests as part of the admissions process or class placement.

2015/2016 SAT Registration Dates

*If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, please see your School Guidance Counselor for a test fee waiver