Advanced Placement (AP)
AP courses utilize college-level curricula developed by the College Board for high schools. AP examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of a rigorous, college-level AP course. AP exams test students' ability to perform at a college level. Students that score well on the test may earn college placement and credit. Learn more at www.collegeboard.org/apcentral.
The PSAT/NMSQT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but for current 11th-grade students, it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Use the PSAT/NMSQT as practice for the SAT and ACT and an important guidepost on your college admissions journey. Learn more at www.CollegeBoard.org/PSAT.
Students should visit the Guidance Office to register and pick up the information packet.
PSAT test takers will need standard #2 pencils and a calculator. A.W. Career Center Beattie students will be excused to take the test and will be responsible for any work missed.
Thanks to a grant program through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, there is no cost to Northgate students who wish to take the test.
Practice PSAT/NMSQT Test
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT tests subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. Learn more at www.CollegeBoard.org/SAT.
Register for the SAT at www.sat.org/register with Northgate Code 393-640.
SAT test takers must provide a valid photo ID and a registration ticket (even if taking the test at Northgate.) You will need standard #2 pencils and a calculator. No Registration ticket = No admittance. No ID = No admittance. If you need an ID, please stop at the Guidance Office.
Practice SAT Test
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute writing test. Learn more at www.act.org.
ACT test takers must provide a valid photo ID and a registration ticket. You will need standard #2 pencils and a calculator. No Registration ticket = No admittance. No ID = No admittance. If you need an ID, please stop at the Guidance Office.