The Guidance Department arranges for standardized testing to be administered by grade level as follows:

  • Grade Nine: PSAT/NMSQT
  • Grade Ten: PSAT/NMSQT
  • Grade Eleven: PSAT/NMSQT

*If your student receives FES funding, then they are required to take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. Failure to participate will impact funding.

​​​​​​​SAT and ACT Testing

The SAT and ACT are administered on certain Saturdays throughout the school year. These tests are recommended for both Juniors and Seniors. Students must register for the SAT and/or ACT using their College Board or ACT accounts.

Click Here for 2023-2024 Testing Dates and Registration Deadlines

Testing Accommodations

Dawn Stricklin coordinates accommodations for students at Cardinal Newman High School. Students who are in need of extra time or accommodations for their classes must have the appropriate paperwork completed and on file with Cardinal Newman. Students who are in need of accommodations on standardized tests must apply for accommodations through the appropriate testing company. Dawn Stricklin is the coordinator for SAT/ACT accommodations. Please view her letter here and review and follow the procedures for the appropriate tests below.

Contact – Dawn Stricklin –
​​​​​​​ACT Consent to Release Information – Print Page 1

ACT accommodation requests are submitted to CNHS from the student’s account. Please email Dawn Stricklin once you have submitted your request so she can process it.

Contact – Dawn Stricklin –

Some students with documented disabilities are eligible for accommodations on College Board exams. Students cannot take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, or AP Exams with accommodations unless their request for accommodations has been approved by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). To be eligible for accommodations on College Board exams, a student should have documentation showing evidence of the following:

  • The disability
  • The degree to which the student’s activities are affected (functional limitation)
  • The need for the specific accommodations requested

The following forms must be completed and returned to Dawn Stricklin to initiate the approval process.
SAT Consent & Information Form

For more information on SAT accommodations visit the SSD page on the College Board Website.

Fee Waivers

Please contact Candace Caterina at in regards to fee waivers for SAT and ACT exams. You must meet the criteria laid out by the College Board and/or ACT to qualify for a waiver.