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SAT/ ACT: College Entrance Exams


On Tuesday, April 9, LAUSD is providing all 11th graders the opportunity to take the SAT during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges and measures what students are learning in high school, as well as what they need to know to succeed in college and future careers. We are pleased to offer the SAT on a school day for all our Juniors so that:


• Students are more comfortable and confident by testing in a familiar place.


• Students don’t have to worry about logistics of getting to a test center.


• Students don’t have to worry about weekend conflicts or disrupting family time.


Please encourage your student to get a good night’s sleep, and eat a healthy breakfast before the test.

Testing information SAT/PSAT/ACT

Register for SAT Reasoning or Subject, and/or the ACT plus Writing tests. Obtain fee waivers at the Magnet Office.  Register at or
See recommended Testing Timeline on Guidance page.

2018 PSAT/NMSQT Test Dates
PSAT/NMSQT will be offered to all Juniors on Oct. 10. This is a national testing date and cannot be rescheduled.
To Register for the SAT's log on to: or
GSHS School Code: 054436 (enter this code to have test scores added to transcript)
  • ID verification and Admission begins at 7:45 AM in the High School Cafeteria.
  • Registration Fee – $52.50. Subject Test Fee – $26
  • Fee waivers are available in Guidance to those who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunches.
Please watch this informational video link:
Understanding Scores & Using the Results for College Planning
Send your scores the the following:
1. UC School- By sending it to one UC all UCs receive your scores
2. CSU Code 3594- Use this code to send to all CSUs
3-6- Other colleges on your college list
Free practice exams and prep by visiting khan academy
See what score you need to be eligible for the CSUs based on your eligibility index.

To register for ACT (not administered at MSTMA) go to:

Test fees- $50.50; with writing exam $67.00


Free SAT Prep:

Free Online Testing System with Detailed Results and Performance Statistics at
Khan Academy
What's the difference between the ACT and SAT?  New SAT versus ACT video (click  
Understanding your SAT score (click link)  NEW SAT Score Structure
  • Total score: 400–1600
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section: 200–800
  • Math Section: 200–800
  • SAT Essay: Three scores ranging from 2–8