• Admissions Testing

    Many four-year colleges will require scores from a college admissions test – either the ACT or the SAT. These scores are one part of the college application process and factor in to admissions decisions; however, they are not as important as your transcript and the grades you earned.


    Merrimack High School CEEB and ACT Code: 300405


    College Board Registration Calendar

    (SAT I and SAT II)

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     All MHS students who are in the 11th grade will be required to take SAT at no cost to them or their family.
    The College Board SAT is currently being implemented as the NH statewide assessment for public school juniors.

    The SAT is offered through the year, students can take it at any neighboring school.


    2019-20 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines



     Registration information can be found at: www.collegeboard.com


    Sign up  on College Board for Question of the Day and Practice Test

    Kahn Academy Free SAT Prep


    Students with IEP or 504 who would like to request accommodationson the SAT need to see their counselor or case manager to begin the approval process (it a long process so the earlier the better!)

    Families who meet financial eligibility requirements can receive a fee waiver for the SAT. See your counselor if paying for the test is a hardship – all requests are confidential.


    American College Testing (ACT)



    2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 8, 2018** August 12, 2018 August 13-26, 2018
    October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
    December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
    February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
    April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
    June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
    July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019


    Registration information can be found at: www.act.org


    ACT Sample Questions

    Preparing for the ACT (pdf)



    Advanced Placement Program Examinations



    These tests will be given at Merrimack High School in May. See Ms. Mandra for details 


    A student may petition a Department Head for approval to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course without meeting the prerequisites listed in the Program of Studies.