• College Entrance Exams

      LCPS Testing Dates & Locations

    The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams available for students to register and take prior to submitting their college applications. Students are responsible for registering for the ACT and SAT exams (links are below). Be sure to check the college admissions websites to determine if an ACT or SAT score is necessary for the college you are applying to.

    The PSAT is available for LCPS students (grades 9-11) to take in October. The official date will be communicated by the Testing Coordinator.

    LCPS Testing Information website: Assessment Services / Overview (lcps.org) 

  • College Test Prep

    Khan Academy - Khan Academy is FREE and personalizes learning toward you based off of your PSAT scores.


    ACT Register: www.act.org 

    PFHS CEEB CODE:  472176  

    The ACT® test is a curriculum & standards based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.

    The ACT motivates students to perform to their best ability; test scores reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with excellent information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention; and support college and career planning. The ACT career exploration component helps students identify personally relevant career options.

  • SAT
    PFHS CEEB CODE: 472176


    The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to evaluate admission decisions.

    Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you, since SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions.

  • SAT/ACT Tutoring Services

    *LCPS does not endorse these services but gladly provides the information to our students.*

    • BestColleges.com -  Our SAT prep guide goes through it all, from initial research to test day prep,this guide gives students and families a curated look at the logistics of the SAT test.  With the largest changes to the test in decades rolling out this year, we have highlighted what students need to know in order to be ready for test day!
    • C2 Education/Cambridge Educational Services - for SAT, PSAT, ACT, Subject Tests
      • call  800-777-7000                                  
    • College Prep - SAT, PSAT, Subject Tests
      • call 703-425-7737                                              
    • Huntington Learning Center - SAT, ACT, Test prep, One-on-One 
      • call 1-800-CAN-LEARN
    • Khan Academy - A study of 250,000 students from the class of 2017 showed that a little practice goes a long way - regardless of gender, race, income, or high school GPA. In fact, 20 hours on Khan Academy® was associated with an average 115-point increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT. Khan Academy is FREE and personalizes learning toward you based off of your PSAT scores.   
    • Loudoun Test Prep - Individual and small group SAT & ACT prep
      • call 703-638-0684     
    • Mindworks Tutoring Services - SAT, PSAT, ACT, 1 to 1, small group, in home
      • call 703-250-6882  
    • Princeton Review - SAT, PSAT, ACT 
      • call 800-273-8439
    • Turbo Tutoring - ACT & SAT prep seminars.                  
    • World's Best Prep Course for the SAT, Inc - SAT, PSAT, small group   
      • call 703-437-0712   
    • Varsity Tutors - SAT, ACT  
      • call 815-585-4871
Last Modified on September 20, 2023