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Do I need to take the PSAT, SAT, or ACT????


The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. It is offered once a year in October to JUNIORS. For the 2022-2023 school year, CNS will be offering the PSAT on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 7:30 am until approximately noon. Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 AM and end on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM. To register, students should visit To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. The registration fee is $26. Please have a debit or credit card ready before beginning registration. To see the parent letter regarding the PSAT and registration, please scroll down and click on downloads. 

*If you are planning on attending a 4 year college or university, you must take the SAT and/or ACT

*It is a good idea to take each test at least once (take the ACT with the writing section; the SAT no longer offers the writing section)

*If you are attending a community college, these tests are NOT required if you plan on completing your Associates Degree

*If you are going to start at a community college and then transfer out before graduation, you will need to have these test scores

Important Testing Day Reminders:
*Students must bring their admission ticket AND a valid form of identification with them. You will NOT be admitted without these!!
*Students must bring their own calculators. The test site does NOT provide them.
*Mechanical pencils are NOT allowed.
*Cell phones and any other electronic devices are NOT allowed in the testing room!

Click below under DOWNLOADS to see the current school year Test Date Schedule

Testing Accomodations

Please note that if your child uses testing accommodations, documentation must be submitted ahead of time to the College Board for the SAT and to the ACT for the ACT exams. Please refer to the dates listed below for deadlines. The required forms for testing accommodations are available under downloads. Please submit these completed forms to your student's school counselor.

SAT/PSAT/AP Dates to Submit Documentation for Testing Accommodations (2022-2023):

August 27, 2022 August 16, 2022
October 1, 2022 September 20, 2022
October 15, 2022  (PSAT) October 4, 2022
November 5, 2022 October 25, 2022
December 3, 2022 November 22, 2022
March 11, 2023 February 28, 2023
May 1-May 12, 2023 (AP) January 18, 2023
May 6, 2023 April 25, 2023
June 3, 2023 May 23, 2023

ACT Dates to Submit Documentation for Testing Accommodations (2022-2023):

September 10, 2022 August 19, 2022
October 22, 2022 September 30, 2022
December 10, 2022 November 11, 2022
April 15, 2023 March 24, 2023
June 11, 2023 May 19, 2023