All high school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive free MyRoad accounts as part of their My College Quickstart online college planning package. These students are able to utilize My College QuickStart and MyRoad until they graduate high school. Educators do not get access to My College QuickStart but do receive a MyRoad educator access code for staff to create MyRoad accounts. MyRoad educator accounts related to the PSAT/NMSQT do not expire. All students who participate in CollegeEd courses for grades 7 to 12 also receive free MyRoad accounts. These accounts will last up to the end of the school year. This offer also applies to the CollegeEd High School edition school planners that are provided by Premier Agendas. Only those students who are 13 and older may create MyRoad accounts. Students may also purchase individual MyRoad memberships. These memberships cost $19.95 for the first year and $16.95 for every following year that they renew. Individual memberships last for one year.
The process for setting up a My College QuickStart account is similar to the process for establishing a normal CollegeBoard.com account. In fact, once a student has a Quickstart account, his or her account will also serve as a CollegeBoard.com account. If the student already has an account with CollegeBoard.com, then he or she would enter his or her username and password on this screen and click on “Sign In”. If the student does NOT already have a CollegeBoard.com account, then he or she would click on “Sign Up” under “Not a Member Yet?”.
Once a student has entered his or her personal information, he or she has created a CollegeBoard.com account. The student still needs to establish a My College Quickstart account, though, and the next screen to which he or she will come will do just that. The student will enter his or her access code (on the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report) into the appropriate field requesting that information and then clicks on “Submit”.
Sat and developing a game plan
Taking the SAT/ACT and Developing a Game Plan. Lancaster Co. School Dist. By Pamela Shaw12/03/12 1
Why do we take the SAT? The SAT is the most publicized test in America. It’s the most commonly used test by colleges and universities in the Southeast and on the West Coast. Money! ( $4,000 + ) It is a big determiner in where you can go to school.12/03/12 2
Why do we take the SAT? Many college admission officers use SAT scores to help them access a student’s academic preparedness for college. However, the most important factor in the admissions process is your child’s high school transcript. Both grades and the rigor of courses are considered. SAT scores are intended to supplement your child’s record along with other information such as extracurricular activities and letters of recommendations.12/03/12 3
Why do we take the SAT? Colleges want to see a complete picture of you. They pay attention to your life inside the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. Your extracurricular activities reveal a great deal about you, such as your interests, whether you can manage your priorities and maintain a long-term commitment, what diversity you’d bring to the student body, and how you’ve made a contribution to society.12/03/12 4
When do we offer the SAT? The SAT is offered seven times a year. You can take the SAT at Lancaster High School in October, November, March, and May. If you would like to take the test in December, January, or June you will have to travel to another school where the SAT is being offered. Cost $47.0012/03/12 5
What are the totals? Total length of the New SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes. Total possible score is 2400 points. National average will be around 1500 points.12/03/12 6
How to make a good score? Take the SAT prep class your Sopmore year. Take the PSAT twice. (9th ,10th ,11th) Practice, practice, practice! Know the rules. Section broken into thirds. +1 for correct answers and -.25 for wrong. Have a game plan!12/03/12 7
Game Plan Explore the Advanced Placement Program (Try out college-level work, improve your abilities, and with good grades could receive college credit) Sign up for the PSAT (By taking it, you’ll receive a score report to help you improve your performance) Participate in school activities or volunteer work (Extracurricular activities help develop time-management skills)12/03/12 8
How Can Students and Schools Acquire MyRoad Accounts?PSAT/NMSQT® All high school students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive free MyRoad accounts. These accounts will last for the entirety of their high school careers. Schools that administer the PSAT/NMSQT also receive free MyRoad educator access. Visit www.collegeboard.com/counselors/psat for more information.CollegeEd® All students* who participate in CollegeEd (for any of the editions from 7 th to 12th grades) receive free MyRoad accounts. These accounts will last up to the end of the school year. Schools that purchase CollegeEd also receive free MyRoad educator access that will last up to the end of the school year. For pricing/ordering information: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .School-Wide Site Subscription Schools or districts may purchase MyRoad site subscriptions to provide access to ALL their students*. For pricing/ordering information: email us at email@example.com .Individual Student Subscriptions Students* may also purchase their own individual subscriptions for $19.95. These accounts last for one year. The annual renewal fee is $16.95. To order, go to www.myroad.com and click Sign Up Today. * Note: Only students who are 13 and older may create MyRoad accounts. 12/03/12 9
When to start taking the test? You should take the SAT prep class as a sophomore. You should also start testing toward the end of your sophomore year. You should try to have everything wrapped up before your senior year. You could possibly apply for early admissions.12/03/12 12
What do we mean by having a game plan? Start by doing some sort of interest survey. (SCOIS, KUDER, Explore Test) Make a list of colleges, technical school, or other institutions that offer what you are interested in. (long list) Start researching these institutions and find out all you can. Scholarships, programs of study, partner institutions, and so on. Over your 9th and 10th grade years try to setup visits to these institutions.12/03/12 13
Game Plan (cont.) Early on you need to buy some SAT practice books or software to work with your student at home. Just play with the stuff, do not make it a chore. MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR SAT PREP DURING YOUR SOPHMORE YEAR !!!!!! Make sure you are taking the proper program of study and that you are applying yourself. (Transcript/ GPA)12/03/12 14
Game planning (cont.) By taking SAT prep, students can expect a up to a 200 point increase in score. Early admission to colleges if qualifying score is met. Jumpstart application process. Chance to practice strategies and get feedback. College search and visits. Fill out application.12/03/12 15
Game plan (cont.) Learn rules of SAT and ACT. Practice with interviewing. Find scholarships. Find program of study based on results of a personality test. Practice writing essays. Big test taking strategies that can be used for other tests.12/03/12 16