Standardized testing plays an important role in the transition from high school to college. The SAT, administered by the College Board, and the ACT, administered by the American College Testing Service, serve as baseline measures for almost all seniors in America applying for entrance into college. Right or wrong, these standardized measures are used to predict how a student may perform on the collegiate level in relation to his/her peers.

MUS requires that all juniors take these tests at least once prior to the beginning of their senior year. Students are responsible for registering for and taking the tests, then choosing scores to send to colleges.

Review testing dates and registration instructions here:

In preparation for these tests, MUS requires all students in Grades 9-11 to take the PSAT each year in October. The PSAT provides students with a predictive score for the SAT, and the score obtained in the junior year is used for entrance into the National Merit Corporation Scholarship Competition. MUS regularly places 20 to 25 percent of the senior class in the competition as either a National Merit Semifinalist or as a Nationally Commended student.

A strong curriculum is the best preparation for both these tests, according to the organizations that create and administer them. Other factors can also contribute to success on these tests, such as familiarity with the test and content, knowing the best strategies for attacking the different portions of the tests, and understanding timing during the test administration.

We conduct PSAT help sessions from year to year, assisting students in developing solid test-taking strategies and facilitating the administration of practice tests.

Our campus is an official testing location for selected ACT, SAT, and SAT II Subject Tests.

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    Zach Hansen 

    College Counseling/Strategic Initiatives Dir.
    (901) 260-1327
    Pacific Lutheran University - BA
    George Fox University - MA
  • Photo of Jennifer Byers

    Jenny Byers 

    Assistant Head for College Counseling & Student Programming
    (901) 260-1399
    Washington University - MA
    Washington University - BA
  • Photo of James Deitrich

    Jake Deitrich 

    College Counseling Asst. Dir.
    (901) 260-1424
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    Mark Chubb 

    Football Head Coach, PE Instructor, College Compliance Asst.
    (901) 260-1439
    Whittenberg University - BA
  • Photo of Kim Eikner

    Kim Eikner 

    College Counseling Administrative Asst.
    (901) 260-1332
    Northwestern University - BS