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Testing 22-23

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  • PSAT October 12, 2022 (Juniors Only)
  • SAT without essay October 27, 2022 (Seniors Only, Optional)
  • AP May 1-12, 2023 (Gunn and Paly students Only, Optional)


Who: Gunn Juniors Only

What/why: The PSAT is a practice SAT for students. PSAT scores are not reported to colleges. PSAT scores are considered for National Merit Scholarship. Please visit this page for more information about National Merit Scholarship. 

When: Wednesday October 12, 2022. Start time will be 9:00AM. Door's will close after 10 minutes and students will no longer be admitted.

Where: Exams will most likely take place in the entire N building. Exact room locations will be available starting the last week of September. 

Cost: No cost

SAT (Optional)  

Who: Gunn seniors who opt in and pay for the exam. There will be information on this page starting next week to walk you through the process of signing up. 

What/why:  All UCs and CSUs are test blind when considering admissions. The SAT is considered for some colleges. We recommend that you research the college admissions process before taking the SAT. 

When: Thursday October 27, 2022. Start time will be 8:15 AM. Door's will close after 10 minutes and students will no longer be admitted.

Where: Gunn library or gym depending on the number of students who plan on taking the exam. 

Cost: $60. There will be more information coming out about how Gunn will accept payment. 

Please follow this link to find test center locations in the Bay Area for Saturday testing.

APs (Optional)  

Who: All Gunn students. Paly Students can take Physics 1, German, Microeconomics, and Human Geography. 

What/why: Most students who take an AP course at Gunn take the AP exam to show mastery of the subject. Some colleges will consider AP exam scores for admissions and college credit. Please research the AP policy for each college being considered.   

When: Monday May 1-12, 2023. Here is the schedule created by College Board. 

Where: Pending exam type and number of students registered.  

Cost: Will be available when the Total Registration website goes live in September.