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  • Most four-year colleges and universities will accept the ACT or SAT for their admissions testing, and do not have a preference of one over the other. SAT and ACT testing is also useful for some scholarships. Most two-year colleges do not require an ACT or SAT. 


    What's the difference? 

    The SAT and ACT differ slightly, and have different styles. Oftentimes students prefer or do better on one test over the other. There are many options for test dates, and taking both tests and/or practice tests may help students decide which they are more comfortable with. For more information on the difference between the tests, go to

  • PSAT:

    Phoenix High School offers the PSAT for all Sophomores for free Fall of their sophomore year. Juniors are also able to take the PSAT again in the fall.

    Cost of the Junior exam is $16.00, which can be paid in smaller portions.

    The PSAT is an excellent way to prepare for the SAT, get an idea of what the exam will look and feel like, and get a measure of your strengths and weaknesses in order to improve. Students who take the PSAT as Sophomores and Juniors generally feel more comfortable and may perform better on the SATs and even ACTs. 

    More information on the PSAT, visit

  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB):

    The ASVAB is a multiple-choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. It contains 8-9 sections and may be used to measure liklihood for success in a variety of occupations. While often used prior to Military enlistment, it may also be used for career aptitude as well. 

    For more information on the ASVAB, go to

    The College Advisor schedules the ASVAB tests at Phoenix High School, so see Miss Whiting in the Future Planning Center for more information about upcoming tests.