• 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)

    college board


     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)





         TEST DATE                                     REGISTRATION CLOSES                  LATE REGISTRATION ENDS


    October 26, 2019                              September 20, 2019                        September 21 – October 4, 2019


    December 14, 2019                          November 8, 2019                            November 9 – 22, 2019


    February 8, 2020                               January 10, 2020                               January 11 – 17, 2020


    April 4, 2020                                       February 28, 2020                            February 29 – March 13, 2020


    June 13, 2020                                     May 8, 2020                                        May 9 – 22, 2020


    July 18, 2020                                       June 19, 2020                                     June 20 – 26, 2020          


    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.