Placement Tests

Upcoming Tests

 Test Date Area Locations Registration Deadline Late Registration
Deadline (with fee)
 PSAT      October 25       Scottsburg    
 SAT  August 26
October 7
November 4
December 2
March 10
May 5
June 2
Austin, Salem, Madison
Austin, Salem, Madison
Salem, Madison
Salem, Scottsburg
July 28
September 8
October 5
November 2
February 9
April 6
May 3
August 15
September 27
October 25
November 21
February 28
April 25
May 23
 ACT September 9
October 28
December 9
February 10
April 14
June 9
Salem, Seymour, Madison
Salem, Seymour, Madison
Salem, Seymour, Madison
August 4
September 22
November 3
January 12
March 9
May 4
August 18
October 6
November 17
January 19
March 23
May 18


Sophomore students take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in October every year. This test is held at Scottsburg High School, and the scores can be used to predict SAT scores.

Juniors can also take the PSAT to gain extra standardized testing experience, and try to qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. 

Learn more about the PSAT here.

College bound students are encouraged to take the SAT and/or ACT tests as early as the spring of their sophomore year depending on the courses they have completed. The SAT costs $45-$57, and the ACT costs $42.50-$58.50, both depending on if the essay/writing section is included. Students may take each test as many times as they would like to reach the high score possible. Most colleges SuperScore, meaning they take the highest subject score across multiple tests to create the highest total score. Most college applications are due during the fall of senior year, so students should take the tests as early as possible.

Students on free and reduced lunch and 21st Century Scholars are granted waivers for SAT and ACT. Each student will receive 2 SAT waivers and 2 ACT waivers. Any additional testing will be parent/student's responsibility to pay for.  

Learn more about the SAT registration here
Learn more about the ACT registration here

If you are planning to take the PSAT, SAT, or ACT, you can be enrolled in an SAT or ACT preparation course at no cost to you. The exam preparation provide interactive lessons with animation and audio, printable flashcards, and full-length practice tests. If you are interested, email Mrs. Slaton at for more information.

Khan Academy also provides free PSAT and SAT preparation. Find these preparation tests on their website here.

Students interested in enlisting in the military will need to take the ASVAB placement test. In order to sign up, students must contact a recruiter for their desired branch. The recruiter will then help the student prepare for and sign up to take the ASVAB.

Learn more about the ASVAB here.