SAT/ACT College Exams

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The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

Click on the link to COLLEGE BOARD to get more information about SAT, FREE test prep, and register for your tests. 

Be sure to pick 4 colleges to send your scores PRIOR to testing for FREE.

SAT Test Dates for 2020-21

August 29, 2020 Registration deadline:  July 31

September 26, 2020 Registration deadline:  August 26

October 3, 2020 Registration deadline:  September 4

November 7, 2020 Registration deadline:  October 7

December 5, 2020 Registration deadline:  November 5

March 13, 2021 Registration deadline:  February 12

May 8, 2021 Registration deadline:  April 8

June 5, 2021 Registration deadline:  May 6

PSAT  (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

Click here for the PowerPoint that contains a video explaining the results and links to Collegeboard and the Khan Academy.

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Science, and Reading.

The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

Click on the link to ACT to get more information about ACT, FREE test prep, and register for your tests. 

Be sure to pick 4 colleges to send your scores PRIOR to testing for FREE.

ACT Test Dates for 2019-2020:

September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 Registration Deadline:  August 14
September 19, 2020

October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020 Registration Deadline:  September 17
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020

December 12, 2020 Registration Deadline:  November 6

February 6, 2021 Registration Deadline:  January 8

April 17, 2021 Registration Deadline:  March 12

June 12, 2021 Registration Deadline:  May 7

July 17, 2021 Registration Deadline:  June 18


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