Western Academic Talent Search

Welcome to the 2017-2018 WATS season! Please drop us an email with your full postal service mailing address to include you in the August mailing. APPLY NOW!

2017-2018 WATS Registration Bulletin paper copy

2017-2018 Testing Dates

 

TEST DATE

WATS DEADLINE

LATE DEADLINE (+$40)

ACT

OCT 28

SEPT 8

SEPT 15

Grades 6-9

DEC 9

OCT 20

OCT 27

$100

FEB 10, 2018

DEC 15

JAN 5

 

Apr 14

Final deadline Jan 26* tests not considered
for ALL post-season *for May ceremonies

SAT

NOV 4

SEPT 21

SEPT 28

Grades 6-9

DEC 2

OCT 19

OCT 26

$125

Mar 10 or May 5

Final deadline Jan 26* tests not considered
for ALL post-season *for May ceremonies

 

     

PSAT 8/9

JAN 20, 2018

NOV 29

DEC 6

Grades 3-6; $90

FEB 10

DEC 18

JAN 3

 

FEB 11

DEC 18

JAN 3

The Western Academic Talent Search is an academic talent search program based on above-level testing and optimal match. Since many bright young students achieve above grade level, the talent search may more accurately measure their abilities than traditional in-grade achievement tests. The SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests provide a higher ceiling and valuable assessment information for young academically talented students. Taking these tests also provides students with early experience in taking college entrance-type tests. Students who have participated over the years report increased comfort with standardized testing and significant score gains based upon Talent Search experiences.

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