Missouri colleges prefer students to submit an ACT score upon applying for admission. The SAT may be required by out-of-state colleges. It is recommended that students planning to attend a vocational, two-year,or 4-year college take the ACT or SAT during the spring of their junior year. Students may take tests on any of the nationally scheduled dates and may retest as often as they choose. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for test results to be returned. Students should check the college or university website for current admissions requirements.

Test  registration forms are available in the guidance office.  Students may register by mail or online.  PHS CEEB code is  262-690.  Students participating in upward bound educational talent search II or free and reduced lunch are eligible for a fee waiver.  Students can request a fee waiver from their counselor.

 Students preparing for an admissions test should:

•Select high school courses that  include the recommended core curriculum.

•Study the current and descriptive  preparation materials, including the practice test, published by ACT or SAT available free of charge in the registration packet.

•Explore the test preparation materials available in the school, public libraries and in bookstores.

•Consider taking  ACT Prep; a one semester class designed to prepare students for the ACT.