Testing & Test Preparation
SFHS School Code/CEEB/SAT/ACT Code: 052698

AP Exams Update (Spring 2024)

2024 AP exams will be offered May 6–10 & May 13-17 for in-person, paper-based exams.

AP Exams

All students enrolled in AP classes are required to take the AP exam. St. Francis registers students for their appropriate AP exams and students who complete the AP test are excused from final exams in relevant courses.

AP Scores Available Online in July
Students need a College Board account to view their scores. To sign up for a new account or to log into an existing account, visit: apscore.org. In July, students will be required to provide the following to access their scores: College Board account username and password, and AP number (or Student ID if they provided it on their AP answer sheet). Students may check apscore.org after exams for the exact date their scores will be available.

Additional AP Exam Information 
See links for College Board.

AP Exam Fees are set by The College Board. St. Francis registers students for the appropriate exams and fees are collected by the Finance Department.

Learn More at the College Board Website

Testing Requirements for College Admissions
The University of California campuses as well as the California State University campuses are Test Free; this means that ACT/SAT scores will NOT be used in the admissions process. There are over 50 additional colleges and universities that are Test Free as well as over 1,800 that are Test Optional. There are some colleges, however, that still require students to submit ACT/SAT test scores. Students should check the websites of all of the colleges and universities to which they will apply to determine if they need to take the ACT or SAT.

PSAT – Juniors (Fall 2023)

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). A standardized test that provides practice for the SAT®, it also gives SFHS juniors a chance to enter NMSQT scholarship programs or qualify for the National Recognition Programs (National African American Recognition Program, National Hispanic Recognition Program, and National Indigenous Recognition Program).

The PSAT/NMSQT is aligned with the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT measures the skills and knowledge that are essential for college readiness and success.

All SFHS juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.


The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. It is offered in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. 

To register for the SAT, please visit www.collegeboard.org

A School Day SAT was offered to the Class of 2024 in March of 2023. A School Day SAT will be offered to the Class of 2025 in the Spring of 2024.


The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT is administered on seven test dates within the United States, — September, October, December, February, April, June and July.

To register for the ACT, go to www.ACT.org and follow the instructions.

A School Day ACT will be offered to the Class of 2024 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.

Test Preparation

St. Francis partners with Revolution Prep to offer virtual test prep opportunities for our students. Additionally, students can participate in virtual practice tests for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.


Testing Opportunities for 2024-2025
Digital PSAT and School Day SAT and ACT

The Class of 2026 will take the digital PSAT on Tuesday, October 8. This test is mandatory and juniors will receive detailed information, including information about a practice PSAT, when they return to school in the Fall. 

The Class of 2025 will have the opportunity to take an optional School Day SAT on Friday, October 11 and an optional School Day ACT on Tuesday, October 15. 


Planning for AP Tests

AP Testing is right around the corner! Students taking AP tests will receive an email directly from Ms. Cornell, our Testing Coordinator, sharing the important information for their particular test. Students should make arrangements to arrive at the designated testing location (likely the Armory, but be sure to read emails thoroughly) on time for all AP tests, and students should check their email frequently for updates.