College Admissions Testing

In our efforts to assist families through the entirety of the college application process, we recognize the need to help students prepare for standardized tests. Our goal is for every student’s score to be reflective of his or her ability and afford every opportunity for college acceptance.

Knowing this, we have thoughtfully planned out our testing timeline so that every student has the opportunity to take practice tests on both the SAT and ACT. We also offer classes that will assist students in preparing for these tests.

Valor Testing Timeline

9th Grade: Fall – PSAT

10th Grade: Fall – PSAT / Spring – PACT

11th Grade: Fall – PSAT / Spring – ACT

Registration for the ACT or SAT

In addition to the ACT that is given to every student at Valor in the spring of their junior year, students are welcome to register for additional ACT or SAT testing below:

Details and Resources

  • SAT II Subject Tests
    Some selective colleges will require or recommend that students take either one or multiple SAT II Subject Tests in addition to their SAT I or ACT. Please check with each of your colleges to verify if this test is required or not. If you do need to take it, you can register for the exam by going to We recommend that students complete their SAT II Subject Tests by the end of their junior year.
  • The National Merit Scholarship Program
    "Is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that begins in a student's sophomore year of high school. Students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements." For more details, please visit the National Merit Scholarship website.