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When registering for the SAT or the ACT, students are allowed to send score reports to four universities as a part of the registration fee. Additional score reports may always be sent for a fee.

If at this time a student is not certain of his/her list of top colleges, it is recommended to send score reports to four colleges that he/she may consider.

It’s a good time to visit the “Colleges I Am Thinking About” Tab in Naviance and enter those colleges in that section. Official test score reports MUST be sent from the testing agency to each university’s admissions office and cannot be sent from the student or the high school.

Freshmen and Sophomores

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is a preview of the SAT. The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. Although these scores are not used for actual college applications, scoring high on the PSAT every year has many advantages. Universities may begin to take a look at students depending on their score range. As a freshman or sophomore, any prep classes or preparation work can have great benefits down the line.

Juniors

Most college admissions advisors recommend that high school juniors take two SAT Tests during their junior year and one ACT Test in either April or June. Since one difference between the two tests is that the ACT is curriculum-based, juniors have not yet been taught the content they need to do their best on the ACT until the end of their junior year. Having taken each test as a junior, a new senior will not only return in August with three sets of test scores sent to at least four universities on their college interest list, but they will have the knowledge of which test is the best fit for them. Seniors will have the option of taking another SAT or ACT in the fall in plenty of time to meet early college admissions deadlines and with the opportunity to focus their test preparation on the test where they are the most likely to be successful — the SAT or the ACT.

What does the PSAT mean to a high school junior?

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives students a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. As a junior, the PSAT score is actually used across the nation to determine the National Merit Scholars and other levels of high achievement in the PSAT/NMSQT Program.

Seniors

It is recommended that seniors take the SAT and/or ACT as early as possible to meet admission deadlines for the colleges/universities of their choice. However, if seniors are applying to a college/university that has a late spring or summer admission deadlines, they may continue to take the SAT and/or ACT throughout the spring semester.

Composite Scores

Each year, IWA seniors surpass the state and national averages on the SAT and ACT exams.

 Class of 2017  Class of 2016
  IWAStateNational
SAT
118410201071
ACT
2520.721

    

  IWAStateNational
SAT
10699441002
ACT
23.420.620.8
   
 Class of 2015  Class of 2014
  IWAStateNational
SAT
11259561006
ACT
24.420.921

    

  IWAStateNational
SAT
10969711010
ACT
23.720.921.2
   
 Class of 2013  Class of 2012
  IWAStateNational
SAT10919771014
ACT23.420.821.1
 
  IWAStateNational
SAT
11079731010
ACT
23.520.821.1

National Merit Scholarship Program Recipients

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). In the fall semester, a selection of high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year and is typically below the level required for participants to be named semifinalists in their respective states. Some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.

The National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies outstanding Hispanic high school students. The National Hispanic Recognition Program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications.

Class of 2018

Six Commended Scholars and two National Hispanic Scholars (class of 87 students)

National Merit Commended: Mary Ann Fergie, Joelle Francois, Ashley Montgomery, Nicole Morrison, Wilson Strain, and Robert Walsh

National Hispanic Scholars: Mary Ann Fergie and Sofia Aguirre

Class of 2017

One National Merit Finalist, six Commended Scholars, and four National Hispanic Scholars (class of 67 students)

National Merit Scholar Finalist: Bradley Thering

National Merit Commended: Marykathryn Charles, Eileen Paulson, Julio R. Ramos II, Bradley Rossiter, Ian Simmons, and Bradley Thering

National Hispanic Scholars: Noah Alvarado, Aaron Benavides, Julio R. Ramos II, and Victoria Rangel

Class of 2016

Two Commended Scholars and two National Hispanic Scholars (class of 50 students)

National Merit Commended: Emily Adams and Amber Cox

National Hispanic Scholars: Emily Adams and Megan Santillan

Class of 2015

One National Merit Finalist, seven Commended Scholars, one National Achievement Outstanding Participant, and seven National Hispanic Scholars (Class of 93 students)

National Merit Commended Scholars: Jared Coco, Harrison Longwell, Christina Matl, Madeline McCutchon, George Novack, Paris Shirley, and Phoebe Strain

National Merit Finalist: Madeline Baker

National Achievement Outstanding Participant: Michelle Ndwaru

National Hispanic Scholars: Madeline Brown, Jared Coco, Grecia Corrada, Belize Ellison, James Faught, Nicolas Rodriguez, and Jacquelyn Salazar

Class of 2014

Four Commended Scholars, one National Achievement Outstanding Participant, and three National Hispanic Scholars (Class of 70 students)

National Merit Commended Scholars: Bertram Beecroft, Kyle Guerra, James Matl, and Megan Turner

National Achievement Outstanding Participant: Jaran Cadena

National Hispanic Scholars: Michael DeLeon, Kyle Guerra, and Ashley Zawicky

Class of 2013

One National Merit Finalist, seven Commended Scholars, one National Achievement Outstanding Participant, and three National Hispanic Scholars (Class of 72 students)

National Merit Finalist: J.L. Bronold

National Merit Commended Scholars: Jackson Bright, Brittany Donald, Elizabeth Kirkland, Madison Longwell, Frank McNiff, Andrew Thomas, and Michael Tinning

National Achievement Outstanding Participant: Kayla Dural

National Hispanic Scholars: J.L. Bronold, Derek Ficenec, and Sebastian Villamil

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