Testing is often an important indicator colleges look to when reviewing a student’s application for admission. At MPA, the real work for successful testing happens daily in the classroom.

Upper School students are provided with three opportunities to take college entrance practice tests at school. Tenth graders take the PSAT and PLAN exams and juniors take the PSAT exam in the fall. MPA registers all sophomores and juniors for these exams and covers the cost related to these practice tests. The following sites provide more detailed information on these exams.

Information on the PSAT

Information of the PLAN test

In the fall of the junior year, the College Counseling Office provides all juniors with an orientation session on the SAT and ACT exams with instructions and guidance on registration and preparing for these exams. Juniors are recommended to take both the ACT and SAT exams in the winter or spring of their junior year. This timeline provides students with the opportunity to retest in the fall of their senior year if necessary.

Students are responsible for registering themselves for these exams and for all costs related to taking these exams and having their test results sent to the colleges and universities to which they apply for admission. The following sites provide information on the SAT and ACT exams.


Registering for the ACT and test preparation materials

Registering for the SAT

MPA offers four AP Courses – AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP French and AP Spanish. In May of each year, only these AP exams are offered at MPA.

Information on the AP exams

Testing Accommodations

If you are interested in applying for accommodations on the ACT or College Board (SAT) exams please refer to the following web sites.

This site describes the College Board’s Policy for Documentation. Applications for extended time and special testing are available from the College Board, the College Counseling Office and the Learning Specialist.

This site describes ACT Policy for Documentation to Support Requests for Testing Accommodations on the ACT (No Writing) or ACT Plus Writing

This site describes Special Testing: Extended Time and Alternate Test Formats. An application is available to download.

This site describes the difference between Extended Time and Special Testing. An application for Extended Time is available for you to download.