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Sign up for a practice test!

Holderness School College Counseling Office has partnered with Compass Education to offer the brand new Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT at no cost. This new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure — so students will get an early feel for what’s to come in fall 2023 and beyond.

In addition, paper/pencil ACT and SAT practice tests (linear, non-adaptive) will be offered at no cost. The test results are invaluable in helping the Holderness School college counselors and Compass directors to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

Many students will consider all of these tests in order to be thorough in their planning. We recommend prioritizing the digital P/SAT (the least familiar to students) and the linear ACT (a popular choice due to perceived stability in this transition year to a new SAT). The linear SAT is the least relevant to most students as it will be offered for the last time in December 2023.



  • At-School administration for the Digital Adaptive PSAT & SAT, and the paper/pencil ACT & SAT is on Sunday, October 1st, at 2:00 PM (EST)

Upon registering, we will send you a detailed confirmation email shortly thereafter; for the Digital P/SAT, the testing link will be included in the email. 



Schedule a consultation with a Compass Director

The members of our management team are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They personally lead every aspect of each student’s experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing guidance. We welcome you to schedule a call with us to review your student’s practice test results and collaborate on a strategy for how best to proceed.

The Compass Resource Center

Download the latest version of…

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

…in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

  • How competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT?