Maspeth High School Announces SAT/PSAT School Day

College Entrance Exams:

Students may need to take at least one college entrance test, such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) exam, for admission into a four-year college. Colleges often use scores from these standardized national tests to evaluate if students are academically ready for college-level work.

To support students to take these critical college access exams, the Department of Education  offers PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) and SAT to all its students in grades 10 and 11 as a key part of College Access for All. These tests, are free of charge when students take them on a regular school day (PSAT School Day or SAT School Day). If a student takes the SAT exam on a Saturday, the cost is $46.

By offering these exams during a regular school day, the DOE ensures that students do not miss taking these important college entrance exams.  Saturday testing be difficult for some students because of schedule conflicts, family responsibilities, financial barriers, and traveling to an unfamiliar test locations.


Students in tenth grade take the PSAT to practice for the SAT. Students in eleventh grade take the SAT.

Students usually take the SAT twice: once in eleventh grade and often again in twelfth grade. and the College Board(Open external link) offers the SAT several times per year. The DOE offers PSAT and SAT School Day on a regular school day in the spring.

If you have any questions please pass by guidance in Room 433.

Thank you,

Ms. Rodriguez