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SAT/PSAT & ACT Information


  • Most 4-year colleges require the SAT or ACT.

  • Most colleges that require an SAT or ACT score will accept either one interchangeably.

  • Most 2-year community colleges DO NOT require the SAT or ACT for admissions.

  • We recommend that college-bound students take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their junior year, and retake the exam(s) in the fall of their senior year, if necessary.

SAT Exam Information

ESM administers the SAT on November 2nd, 2019, and May 2nd, 2020.  

For additional test dates, information on fees, access to practice tests, score reporting, or to register for the exam, please visit the College Board's SAT web page.

Our School Code is 331750, and our Test Center Number is 33-372
Make sure that you bring your admission ticket and appropriate ID with you on test day!  


  • Taking the PSAT is recommended for juniors who are planning to attend college.  Sophomores enrolled in English 10 Honors and/or Math 11H are also encouraged to take the exam.

  • ESM hosts the PSAT on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

  • The cost of the exam is $21.

  • To register, please see Mrs. Knapp in the Counseling Office on or before Thursday, October 3rd.

For more information, click on the 2019 PSAT Information link at the bottom of this page.


ESM does not host the ACT Exam.  We highly encourage students to take this exam at one of the local testing sites.

For test dates, information on fees, access to practice tests, score reporting, or to register for the exam, please visit the ACT website.

Our School Code is 331750

Please review ACT's Test Day Checklist before you take the exam!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • ESM DOES NOT send SAT/ACT scores to colleges.  Students must send their scores to colleges from their College Board (SAT) or ACT accounts.

  • If you are a student who receives free/reduced lunch, then talk with your school counselor about the possibility of obtaining a fee waiver before registering for the SAT/PSAT/ACT.

  • If you received a fee waiver for the PSAT, then you have likely already qualified for an SAT fee waiver.  If you attempt to register for the SAT and your fee is not waived, then see your school counselor.

  • Students with disabilities: 
    • SAT: The College Board makes all decisions about testing accommodations.  See your school counselor at least two months before registering to ensure that a request for testing accommodations has been submitted.  When testing accommodations have been approved, you will be assigned an SSD Identification Number, which you must enter when you register for the SAT.
    • ACT:  When registering for the exam, indicate that you require testing accommodations.  Forward the email that you receive from ACT to your school counselor, along with the signed release form that ACT will prompt you to complete.