Practice Entrance Exams

There are a several practice exams that students can take to help them prepare for ACT and SAT college entrace exams. See the High School Testing page or contact your counselor for specific information regarding these tests.

EXPLORE and PLAN Tests

The ACT Explore Test is given to all 9th grade students and the ACT Plan Test is given to all 10th grade students during a school day in October.

The Explore and Plan tests prepare students for the ACT college entrance exam accepted by most colleges and universities, which students can take sometime during their junior or senior year of high school.

PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT is a co-sponsored program by the College Board that gives students a chance to practice for the SAT, and to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

Students interested in competing for National Merit Scholarships should plan to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or PSAT in October of their junior year.  Many students in Grade 10 choose to take the PSAT so they will know what to expect as juniors. 

PSAT/NMSQT Registration

  • The PSAT/NMSQT is administered by high schools, not through test centers. Online registration is not available. Home schooled students should contact the counseling office of the high school in the area where they reside for information or to register.
  • Visit the PSAT/NMSQT search page to find out which day in October your school is administering the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Contact your counselor for specifc information about paying PSAT registration fees. For general information about registration fees, see the College Board's PSAT Test Fees page. Students who are on free and reduced price lunch are eligible for a fee waiver for these tests.
  • More PSAT/NMSQ information is available online including information on what to do if you missed the PSAT/NMSQT test.
School Codes Used for Exam Registration
School School Code
Garland High School 442731
Lakeview Centennial High School 442730
Naaman Forest High School 442736
North Garland High School 442732
Rowlett High School 446017
Sachse High School 446082
South Garland high School 442733