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PSAT Information


Most colleges and universities require some form of standardized testing as a part of their application process. Students at NBHS register to take the PSAT (Preliminary Standardized Aptitude Test) in the fall of their junior year, but may take it sooner. PSAT will be on October 11, 2023.


Taking the PSAT not only gives students an unofficial preview of the SAT (Standardized Aptitude Test) which is normally taken in the Spring of junior year and/or fall of Senior year, but also qualifies them for national merit scholarships based on their scores. Some also choose to take the ACT (American College Test) as another standardized testing option. 


SAT Information

*NBHS School Code (CEEB) 311017*


SAT Test & Registration Dates for 2023-24 school year from College Board

Test Dates   Regular Registration
Late Registration
**October 7, 2023 
   September 7, 2023  September 26, 2023
November 4, 2023
    October 5, 2023  October 24, 2023
*December 2, 2023
   November 2, 2023
 November 21, 2023
March 9, 2024 (Digital)
   February 23, 2024  February 27, 2024
May 4, 2024 (Digital)
   April 19, 2024  April 23, 2024
*June 1, 2024 (Digital)
   May 16, 2024  May 21, 2024

**SAT will be offered at North Bergen High School


From the ACT website...

The ACT test consists of four multiple-choice sections—in English, mathematics, reading, and science—with an optional writing section.

Test Number of Questions Minutes Per Test
English 75 45
Mathematics 60 60
Reading 40 35
Science 40 35
Writing (optional) 1 essay 40

Your scores will be based only on the number of questions that you answer correctly; there is no penalty for guessing. Try to answer every question within the time allowed for each section.