Testing Information

College Entrance Exams

  • College Entrance Exam scores are used by 4-Year Colleges to determine a student's eligibility for college acceptance.  Students planning to attend a 4-Year College should begin taking the ACT or SAT in the Spring of their 11th grade year.
    ACT: For more information and to register for the ACT, visit www.actstudent.org.
    SAT: For more information and to register for the SAT, visit www.sat.org.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, are available for each AP course taught at Musselman High School.  While the exam is not required, students may earn college credit by receiving a passing score on the exam. AP Exams are offered in May each school year.  To sign up for an AP Exam, talk to your AP Teacher or your school counselor. 

    For more information about AP courses, exams, and credit-bearing policies for specific colleges, visit www.apstudents.collegeboard.org.


  • Available for students in Grades 9, 10, or 11.  At Musselman High School, the PSAT is typically offered once during the fall semester for Grades 9, 10, and 11.  It is typically offered again in the spring semester for Grades 9 and 10.

    The PSAT, or Preliminary SAT, is a standardized test that gives a student firsthand practice for the SAT exam.  For students in Grade 11, the PSAT exam is also used as the qualifiying test for the National Merit Scholarship program.

    For more information about the PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship program, visit www.psat.org.


  • Available for students in Grades 10, 11, or 12.  The ASVAB is typically offered once during the fall semester at Musselman High School.  Additional ASVAB testing can be arranged through local military recruitment offices.

    The ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, measures a student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of mathematics, verbal and English, occupations, and military eligibility. The ASVAB provides information about various careers and military occupations regardless of whether a student chooses to go to college, vocational school, the military, or directly into the workforce.

    For more information about the ASVAB, visit www.military.com.