Western Academic Talent Search

WATS season has ended - please drop us an email with your full postal service mailing address to include you in the August mailing. 2017-2018 applications will begin to be accepted September 1, 2017.

2016-2017 WATS Registration Bulletin hard copy

2016-2017 Testing Dates

 

TEST DATE

WATS DEADLINE

LATE DEADLINE (+$35)

ACT

DEC 10

OCT 21

OCT 28

Grades 6-9

FEB 11

DEC 16

JAN 6

$90

Apr 8 or Jun 10

Final deadline Feb 3* tests not considered
for ALL post-season *for May ceremonies

SAT

NOV 5

SEPT 23

SEPT 30

Grades 6-9

DEC 3

OCT 21

OCT 28

$105

JAN 21

DEC 2

DEC 14

 

Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3

Final deadline Feb 3* tests not considered
for ALL post-season *for May ceremonies

PSAT 8/9

DEC 10

OCT 6

OCT 20

Grades 3-6; $85

JAN 14

NOV 17

DEC 1

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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