College Advising

Standardized Tests

Hotchkiss offers SAT and ACT testing on campus at designated times throughout the year. 

SAT and ACT test prep is available on campus during the winter and spring of upper-mid year. Students also have access to online services:

  • My College QuickStart is available to all students who have taken the PSAT.
  • Khan Academy provides a free, online SAT prep option to all students with a College Board account.
  • Method Learning offers both SAT and ACT preparation. This program provides self-paced instruction, including video and audio tutorials, practice quizzes, and full-length tests. Students can access Method Learning by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the Method Learning link under "Important Information."

General Testing Timeline

September: Seniors may take the ACT. Upper mids are permitted to take the September or October ACT, but not both.

October: Seniors may take SAT and/or the ACT. Upper mids take PSAT. Upper mids may take the PSAT. Upper mids may also take either the October or November SAT, but not both. Upper mids may take the October ACT if they did not take the September one.

November: Seniors take the SAT. Upper mids may take the November SAT Reasoning if they did not take the October one.

December: Seniors may take the SAT Reasoning. Upper mids may not take the December SAT.

April: Upper mids may take the ACT.

May: AP exams administered. Upper mids may take the SAT.

June: Upper mids may take the SAT and/or the ACT.

SAT Concordance Tables

Many of the statistics published by colleges and various guides are using SAT averages and ranges of the "old" SAT, which was last administered in January 2016. The "old" SAT and the current version of the SAT are graded on a different scale. (i.e. the raw scores of the current SAT scores are inflated in comparison to the "old" SAT). The concordance tables will enable you to interpret your SAT score in the context of the old scores and what colleges are reporting. The data in Naviance (for the Class of 2016 and earlier) are based on the "old" SAT. These tables will help you navigate and understand Naviance.

Link to more information regarding the Concordance Tables from the College Board

Testing Registration

For SAT locations at The Hotchkiss School, please contact Laurie Grusauski, (860) 435-3614.

Register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com; register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.

College Advising Office

Office phone:

(860) 435-3180

Office fax:

(860) 435-3157

Serena Oh Castellano
Director of College Advising

Katherine Boyd
Associate Director

Maxine Coleman
Associate Director

Annie Hall
Senior Associate Director

Jennifer Meeker
Associate Director

Josh Smith
Senior Associate Director

Diana Jones
Administrative Assistant to College Advising