College Entrance Exams:
It is recommended that college bound students take the ACT or SAT at least once or twice their junior year. Students should contact their college of choice for specifics on what score and what test is recommended. Fee waivers for the ACT and SAT are available for students that qualify from their counselor. Please make sure when you register for these exams that you use Minersville Area High School’s CEEB Code (392690) to ensure the Guidance Office receives your scores so they can be placed on your transcript. Students should also list the colleges they want to receive their scores. **Please note, some post-secondary institutions such as Penn State University will only accept SAT scores sent by the College Board. If you are considering attending PSU please be sure to include them as a college to receive your scores.
Click here for the ACT website which contains dates, deadlines, locations, and registration information for ACT exams. It also contains information on the PLAN Test.
Click here for the College Board website which contains dates, deadlines, locations, and registration information for SAT exams. It also contains information on PSAT exams, Advanced Placement courses and exams, and career and college resources.
The PSAT 10 will given to 10th graders in school on February 23 at 8am. This is practice for the SAT test. Registration information is made available through the counselors. Resources for the PSAT can also be found on the College Board website. The fee is $17 and due no later than December 1, 2020 to the guidance office so a test can be ordered. Checks can be made payable to MAHS Working Fund.
AP tests are given in May in school to any student who is taking an AP course. Colleges decide if scores count towards their college credit. Registration information is made available through the counselors. Resources for the AP tests can also be found on the College Board website.
Any graduate or current student needing a transcript must fill out a transcript request form and return it to Mrs. Hashin in the Career Center. Please note, you need to request a transcript even if you apply online. The guidance staff does not know that you applied online unless you request a transcript, and the staff also does not receive any emails or letters that you receive from colleges or scholarships. All materials including letters of recommendation, activities list, essays, etc. need to be included with your request.