INFORMATION ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTS
Most colleges require applicants to submit some sort of standardized testing in order for their application to be complete. Below is a description of the types of tests that Walnut Hill students should expect to take in their Junior and Senior years. We require ALL students (domestic and international) to take either the SAT or the ACT once in their Junior spring and at least once in their Senior fall; there are no exceptions. We strongly encourage all students to register on-line for any of the standardized testing.
In order to register online, you will need Walnut Hill’s CEEB Code, which is: 221480
SAT I and II
The SAT I is required by most colleges, universities, conservatories, and art schools, and is a test that examines your general problem-solving skills. The SAT I has three components: Critical Reading, Math, and Critical Writing.
If you are looking to apply to highly competitive liberal arts colleges or universities, you should take at least two SAT II (also known as the SAT Subject Tests). You can choose which subjects you would prefer to take; we recommend taking the SAT II immediately following a semester in which you have taken that particular course material if possible.
You can find information on the SAT I and SAT II at: www.collegeboard.com
Recommended Testing Sites near Walnut Hill:
Natick High School, Natick, MA
Framingham High School, Framingham, MA
Wayland High School, Wayland, MA
Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA
Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA
Many colleges, universities, and conservatories now accept the ACT for those students who wish to submit it in place of the SAT. The ACT is a knowledge-based test that covers English, Math, Reading, Writing, and Science.
You may sign up online and find more information about the ACT at: www.act.org
Recommended Testing Sites near Walnut Hill School:
Holliston High School, Holliston, MA
Franklin High School, Franklin, MA
Westwood High School, Westwood, MA
Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
All international students, or students whose first language is not English, are required to take the TOEFL (Test on English as a Foreign Language). Many schools have minimum TOEFL scores required for admission, which can be found on each individual school’s website.
You may sign up online and find more information about the TOEFL at: www.ets.org/toefl