The PSAT test is given to all 10th and 11th graders in the fall. The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. While simply a practice test for 10th graders, the PSAT for 11th graders determines if a student is recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist, National Merit Commended Student, National Achievement Semifinalist or National Hispanic Semifinalist.
Some students elect to take an Advanced Placement course(s) during their time at St. Ursula. Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that can be taken while in high school.
The SAT is a standardized test based on reasoning, which assesses the critical reading, math, and writing skills necessary for college success.
The ACT is a curriculum- and standards-based test. The ACT assesses the English, math, reading, science, and writing skills necessary for college success.