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APRIL 14 2018

Pomfret School (ACT Test Center Code: 217860)

Pomfret School’s CEEB Code: 070615

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OCTOBER 7, 2017 (SAT)
OCTOBER 11, 2017 (PSAT)
NOVEMBER 4, 2017 (SAT)
DECEMBER 2, 2017 (SAT)
MAY 5, 2018 (SAT)
JUNE 2, 2018 (SAT)

Pomfret School is a test site for all above dates.
Pomfret School’s Test Center Code for the SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests: 07495
Pomfret School’s CEEB Code: 070615

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Test Prep

Pomfret offers two options for students wishing to engage in formal SAT test preparation.

The first option, Method Test Prep, is offered through Family Connection, an online search and application tool available to juniors and seniors. Method Test Prep is a free SAT preparation tool that students can access anywhere the World Wide Web is available.

The second option is Kaplan Test Prep, which administers an eight-session course here on campus exclusively for Pomfret School students. The Kaplan course runs from early February until the end of April. The course consists of eight Sunday sessions, leading up to the May SAT exam. To enroll, please follow the instructions below. The cost, if enrolled by 1/21/17, is $649 (Pomfret students will use a discount promo code: KAS150). If you are interested in information about private tutoring options, or interested to explore ACT test-prep options through Kaplan, please call 978-254-4120 or email Christine Lilley.

To enroll in the on-campus Kaplan test prep course:

      1. Please go to
      2. Under your preferred section, click the green "enroll now" button
      3. After reviewing the schedule, click the green "enroll" button
      4. Please follow the enrollment instructions from there

Attention Juniors & Seniors

Important college counseling dates.
  • Class of 2018
  • Class of 2019 (Document Not Available at this time, check back soon)

Helpful Documents & Links

Suggested Reading

Family Connection

Family Connection
Family Connection is a comprehensive web-based program that assists Pomfret students, families, and counselors in the college search and application process. In addition, Family Connection features Method Test Prep which is an SAT and ACT preparation and review program. Pomfret students are given a username and password in the spring of their sophomore year (Form IV). Parents receive their own username and password information during the spring of their son or daughter’s junior year (Form V).

The Common Application

The Common Application
The Common Application is accepted by over 512 colleges and universities.

The College Board

The College Board
College Board Tests: SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, AP®, CLEP®
Pay for College: Scholarship Search, Education Loans


ACT Test Registration, Test Prep, Scores, College Planning, Financial Aid, and more


The TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world. This test is often an application requirement of students whose first language is not English.

Test Optional

Test Optional Information
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing. See the searchable listing of over 755 four-year colleges that do not use the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor degree applicants.


Online form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required for all college financial aid recipients.


PROFILE is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Many of the member colleges, universities, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility Center
In order to participate in college athletics at the Division I and Division II level and receive athletically based financial aid, students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet academic and amateurism eligibility standards.


UCAS is the organization responsible for managing applications to higher education in the UK.


The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is a central bureau whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to the province’s universities.

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Objective Resources

The College Board's College Handbook
Peterson's Four Year Colleges
Barron's Profiles of American Colleges

Subjective Resources

The Fiske Guide to Colleges
Princeton Review's Best 351 Colleges
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges
by Yale Daily News

Pertinent Reading

The College Admissions Mystique by Bill Mayher
Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right For You by Loren Pope
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Coburn & Treeger
Visiting College Campuses by Janet Spencer & Sandra Maleson

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