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As of July 2022, the NJ Department of Education has updated their requirements for students to complete testing in order to graduate.  Please click here to learn more.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM AT CHS
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Cranford High School will be offering the Preliminary School Aptitude Test/National Merit School Qualification Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to all interested college-bound sophomores and juniors at Cranford High School on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:45 am at no cost to students.  Students are automatically registered for this test. There is no make-up test offered at CHS for students who are absent or on a field trip.   This test measures critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills and is preparation for students planning to take the SAT beginning in 2023.  Please click on the links below to learn more:

PSAT Test Design

Practice for the PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT/NMSQT Score Reporting

PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Scholarship Competition for Juniors

Testing room assignments will be posted in the CHS rotunda by the end of this week. On the day of the test, Wednesday, October 12, students are to bring two #2 pencils and bring a four function, scientific, or graphing calculator.  Cell phones and other non-approved electronic devices are prohibited during testing.    

CHS will follow the delayed opening schedule below and students not testing should report to school by 10:00 am (9th graders to the upper gym, 12th graders to the lower gym).




Grades 10 and 11 report to CHS

7:45 am

PSAT Testing

7:45 - 11:30 am

Grades 9 and 12 report to CHS

9 - upper gym

12 - lower gym

10:00 am



Lunch  (no labs)

11:30 - 12:27


12:31 - 12:52


12:56 - 1:17


1:21 - 1:42


1:46 - 2:07


2:11 - 2:31


2:35 - 2:55

2021 PSAT SCORES ARE BACK......Did you know your child’s 2021 PSAT scores (administered at CHS in October) are accessible through https://www.collegeboard.org?  
Were you unable to make it to the presentation in December 2021: A Guide to College Admissions Testing?
    • Please click here to view the information.
    • Need help accessing your 2021 PSAT scores?  Watch this video.
When applying to college, students are responsible for sending official score reports through www.collegeboard.com and/or www.ACT.org.
Testing is conducted at Cranford High School throughout the school year at the following times. Click on SAT/ACT to check registration deadlines and if the test is offered at CHS.
1. On test day, the student must bring the admission ticket with his/her clear picture printed on it.
2. Walk-ins are not allowed on test day.
3. Test center changes are not allowed.
4. Students must have a photo-id with them on test day.
5. Students may not change the test type on test day (ie SAT to an SAT II)
Click here to read the complete press release from College Board.
Compare your scores between the SAT and the ACT
If students will not be in school before or after an exam, parents MUST call and notify the attendance office to excuse the student, as is the case with any other absence from school.
1. Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations must be paid for and ordered in advance. Registration is possible from September 15, 2022 through October 28, 2022.  It is a two step process and teachers will provide more information in September once school starts.
  • Students log in to My AP https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.  Students should use their same previously used College Board accounts.  Any students who have not previously taken an AP, PSAT or SAT, will need to create a new CollegeBoard account.
  • Teachers provide the unique class join codes to students in class and students complete registration through the College Board My AP website.  

2. The cost of each AP® exam is $97.
Late Registration is possible with a penalty fee of $40 per exam from November 16, 2022 to March 2, 2023.
If a student is interested in exams not offered on the school’s registration list, please contact APTS.

3. All exams must be pre-paid and activated online. The online payment system accepts credit card and debit card payments as well as mail in payment. Payment with a credit or debit card has a 3.1% credit card fee added. To mail in payment using check or money order, please complete the order online and follow the directions to mail your order form and payment to the address on your confirmation. The postmark deadline to ensure timely processing is October 22, 2022.

Information entered on the payment form must be your legal name and match your College Board profile.

4. Students will activate their exams on the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org by logging in with their College Board profiles (the same profile use to register for SAT® exams, or to retrieve PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® exam scores in past years.) Each exam subject will require a Join Code (access code) which is subject, teacher and class period specific. CHS teachers will distribute the Join Codes. Students must apply the Join Code by October 28, 2022 if they are planning to take the exam in May 2023. Read through the FAQs for more details.

5. BOTH steps 1 and 2 above are to be completed by October 28, 2022 to successfully place an exam order without penalty fee. Without completion of both steps, the AP Coordinator will not be able to submit an exam order.

6. Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel an exam by March 31, 2023 will receive a partial refund of $55 per exam. (A College Board penalty fee for cancellation will be retained. Debit/credit card fees are non-refundable). The cancellation notification must be submitted to [email protected] and include the student’s name, Cranford High School name, and the name of the exam the student wishes to cancel.

7. Check in for morning exams will be promptly at 7:30 a.m. Afternoon exam check in will be promptly at 11:30 a.m. Exam administration will begin as soon as check in is completed so students must arrive promptly at the time check in opens. Students who arrive after the actual exam administration begins (15 minutes after check-in) will not be admitted. No exceptions. Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your sports coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. Students are not allowed to leave any AP exam early.

8. Information regarding testing rooms and locations will be released closer to the exam administration. Please review carefully the AP® Test Site Security Regulations.

9. If registering for two exams scheduled for the exact same time and date, please register for your exams based on your subject. APTS will be checking for conflicting exam situations and you will be assigned to one of the two exams to take during the College Board Late Testing Period. Late Testing assignment will be based on factors such as exam design and equipment requirement, staff and space availability. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] for assistance. To access the schedule of exams, click on the calendar link on this page.

10. If your family is experiencing financial hardship or you are receiving Free-Reduced Lunch Program support, please see your guidance counselor for more information.

General questions or need assistance? Please send an email to [email protected]
  • AM exams: Students report at 7:30 am.
  • PM exams: Students report at 11:30 am.
  • Students must bring their AP student pack to every test.
  • Student must bring several #2 pencils AND pens with black or dark blue ink.
  • Students must bring an approved calculator(and spare batteries) for AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics and AP Stats.
  • Students will not be dismissed until the official testing time is completed by all students.
  • Cell phones or any other electronic device with internet access are prohibited in the testing location.