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Walla Walla Valley Academy offers the HSPT, the PSAT, the ACT and the SAT. Information on testing times as well as how to register and receive information is listed below. If you have further questions, please contact our Vice Principal for Academics, Keith Wells, at wellke@wwva.org or call 509-525-1050 x215.

 

The HSPT:

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for all new students to help us ensure proper class placement. Once a student is accepted, reservations should be made through the WWVA office: receptionist@wwva.org. There is not charge for this exam.

  • Wednesday, June 28: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 26: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

The PSAT:

The Practice SAT (PSAT) offers  students the opportunity to prepare for College Assessment Exams their Senior Year. This test is offered in October and students who wish to take it should contact Mr. Wells at wellke@wwva.org to sign up by the middle of September. Placement is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

 

 College Assessment Exams

Students who plan to continue on to college must take the ACT and/or SAT exams by their senior year. These tests assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Many students struggle to decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT. This Princeton Review article gives an excellent summary of the differences between the exams. You will also need to know which colleges and universities should receive your results.  Walla Walla University accepts both the ACT and the SAT for incoming freshmen, and offers scholarships to students with outstanding scores.

 

The ACT Exam:

Test Date: October 23, 2016
Registration: September 16, 2016
Late Registration: September 30, 2016 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: December 11, 2016
Registration: November 4, 2016
Late Registration: November 18, 2016 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: April 9, 2017
Registration: March 3, 2017
Late Registration: March 17, 2017 (extra fees apply)

 

You must register online to take the test here at WWVA.  You only need to register by mail if your student is younger than 13 or you cannot pay by credit card.

To get started:

1: Register online.

2. Practice tests are available in the WWVA office.

3. Service and Fees

4. Use the following High School and Test Center Codes:
     ACT High School Code     480-220
     Test Center Number          170481

 

 

The SAT Exam:

Test Date: November 6, 2016
Registration: October 7, 2016
Late Registration: October 25, 2016 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: December 4, 2016
Registration: November 3, 2016
Late Registration: November 22, 2016 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: January 22, 2017
Registration: December 21, 2016
Late Registration: January 10, 2017 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: May 7, 2017
Registration: April 07, 2017
Late Registration: April 25, 2017 (extra fees apply)

You must register by mail to take the test here at WWVA.  Registration information for our Sunday test at this link.

 

To get started:


1. Request a registration packet and your clergy letter by emailing Keith Wells at wellke@wwva.org.

2. Pick up the your packet, clergy letter and practice tests (if you would like) in the WWVA office.

3. Service and Fees

4. Use the following High School and Test Center Codes:
     SAT High School Code        480-220
     Test Center Number               48-261

 

 

ACT/SAT Test Preparation

If you plan to take the SAT, you can find a short assessment here to see if you have any areas that might need some work before the test date.  Once you have completed the assessment, they provide links to site that will assist you in the areas you need to practice. To obtain a free SAT study guide or practice test you can either stop by the Academic VP’s office or you can download them here. 

 

 If you plan to take the ACT, you can find the ACT test prep site here.

 

If you are taking either exam, this free site   registration.  You may receive email from them or their partnered organizations, but the reviews of their test prep are very positive and they have a good process for practice questions and brushing up in your weaker areas.

 

Finally,  this site is offered by a scholarship search website.  There are helpful articles, practice tests, test taking tips and other resources.  The strength of this site is that it allows students offer suggestions to the site once they have completed their exams, which is extremely helpful to help out other students.  We encourage your participation.