SAT/ACT Information

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test that students typically take for the first time during their Junior year. The tests are designed to measure a student’s college and career readiness and success. Colleges use SAT scores in addition to several other measures to determine college admissions. All Juniors at Maritime will take the PSAT-NMSQT (Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test - National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in the fall. Results will be shared with students in December to help prepare for the SAT in the spring. Juniors will have the opportunity to register for the SAT during Junior Seminar. Students should refer to their school counselor or visit for more information.

ACT (American College Test)

The ACT is a standardized test which assesses students on their English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science skills through a variety of multiple choice questions. If a student decides to take the ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests in addition to a 40-minute Writing Test. Students are encouraged to check with the colleges they are considering to help decide which test option to choose. Students can find additional information about registration, test prep, scores and more at