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College Testing

Preparing for the Next Step


Testing Schedules

Walla Walla Valley Academy offers the PSAT9 & PSAT10, the PSAT, the ACT and the SAT. Information on testing times as well as how to register and receive information is listed below. If you have further questions, please contact our  Principal, Mr. Rae (scott.rae@valleyadventistschools.org) or call 509-525-1050 x212.

The PSAT

The Practice SAT (PSAT) offers students the opportunity to prepare for College Assessment Exams their Senior Year. This test is offered in October and students who wish to take it should contact Mr. Rae (scott.rae@valleyadventistschools.org) to sign up by the middle of September. Placement is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

College Assessment Exams

Students who plan to continue on to college must take the ACT and/or SAT exams by their senior year. These tests assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Many students struggle to decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT. This Princeton Review article gives an excellent summary of the differences between the exams. You will also need to know which colleges and universities should receive your results. Walla Walla University accepts both the ACT and the SAT for incoming freshmen and offers scholarships to students with outstanding scores.

The ACT Exam

Test Date: December 10, 2023
Registration: November 3, 2023
Late Registration: November 17 (extra fees apply)

You must register online to take the test here at WWVA. You only need to register by mail if your student is younger than 13 or you cannot pay by credit card.

To get started:

1: Register online.

2. Practice tests are available in the WWVA office.

3. Service and Fees

4. Use the following High School and Test Center Codes:
     ACT High School Code 480-220
     Test Center Number     170481

The SAT Exam:

Test Date: August 27, 2023
Registration: July 28, 2023
Late Registration: August 15, 2023 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: October 15, 2023
Registration: September 7, 2023
Late Registration: September 26, 2023 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: November 4, 2023
Registration: October 5, 2023
Late Registration: October 24, 2023 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: December 3, 2023
Registration: November 2, 2023
Late Registration: November 21, 2023 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: March 10, 2024
Registration: February 23, 2024
Late Registration: February 27, 2024 (extra fees apply)

Test Date: May 5, 2024
Registration: April 19, 2024
Late Registration: April 23, 2024 (extra fees apply)

You can register online to take the test here at WWVA.  Registration information for our Sunday test is at this link.

To get started:


1. Request a clergy letter by emailing Dena Garrett at dena.garrett@valleyadventistschools.org.

2. Pick up your clergy letter and practice tests (if you would like) in the WWVA office.

3. Register online and follow the directions to take the test on Sunday.

4. Service and Fees

5. Use the following High School and Test Center Codes:
     SAT High School Code        480-220
     Test Center Number               48-261

ACT/SAT Test Preparation

If you plan to take the SAT, you can find a short assessment here to see if you have any areas that might need some work before the test date. Once you have completed the assessment, they provide links to site that will assist you in the areas you need to practice. To obtain a free SAT study guide or practice test you can either stop by the Academic VP’s office or you can download them here. If you plan to take the ACTyou can find the ACT test prep site here.

If you are taking either exam, this free site registration. You may receive email from them or their partnered organizations, but the reviews of their test prep are very positive and they have a good process for practice questions and brushing up in your weaker areas.

Finallythis site is offered by a scholarship search website. There are helpful articles, practice tests, test taking tips and other resources. The strength of this site is that it allows students offer suggestions to the site once they have completed their exams, which is extremely helpful to help out other students. We encourage your participation.

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