DRHS Testing Announcements
Register, Prepare & Take the PSAT/NMSQT® Test
Listen to the announcements at your school for sign-up instructions to register, prepare, and take the PSAT/NMSQT® test.
Be Prepared – Free PSAT questions and test practice to help you prepare yourself for test day.
After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT—based on your personal test results—through Khan Academy®.
You also get free access to the Roadmap to Careers online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your interests.
Important: Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before, eat breakfast, and dress in layers so you can be comfortable if the testing room is hot or cold.
Using Your PSAT Results
The best way to study for the SAT is by using your PSAT results from October to focus specifically on the particular areas you need to improve. Your PSAT results can provide you a personalized study plan if you link them with Khan Academy – the official test prep site for College Board. In addition, you can read about and take the practice SAT tests on the CollegeBoard website.
Sign up for the ACT and/or SAT
How do I sign up?
Please Note: ALL 12th grade GPS students had the opportunity to take one ACT test on March 1, 2022 at their high school without outside registration or fees.
GPS will administer ACT (No Writing) to 11th grade students in Cohort 2024 on April 4, 2023 (computer-based).
If you'd like to take an additional ACT test outside of the Junior Year GPS date register below directly with ACT.
What if I can’t afford the fee? Don’t worry, there are waivers available to those with financial need. See your counselor for further information about your situation and what you qualify for.
Please Note: Do you qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch? If so, you may be able to claim your SAT Fee Waivers through your College Board account or learn about ACT Fee Waiver Program.
Do I need to take both tests? The answer to that is mostly dependent upon the university you plan to attend, but you can explore all of the exams here. It never hurts you to take both. Not sure which exam is right for you? Here's a checklist to compare your strengths and help you decide.
You should not just roll out of bed on the Saturday morning of the exam and "give it your best shot".
These tests require preparation.
For online resources, Khan Academy is the official study guide for the SAT, and there are similar free platform to help you prepare for the ACT. Outside companies also offer test prep courses for a fee that will cover the content of the exams plus test-taking strategies. You can find information for these offerings in your counseling office and career center.