SAT/ACT College Exams

The UC and CSU systems have suspended standardized testing requirements in determining admission eligibility for all California freshman applicants for Fall 2021 & Fall 2022.  See links to announcements for more information.
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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 2021-22 & 2022-2023

 May 7, 2022  Late Registration deadline: April 26, 2022
 June 4, 2022  Registration deadline:  May 5, 2022
August 27, 2022                  Registration deadline:  July 29
October 1, 2022  Registration deadline:  September 2
November 5, 2022   Registration deadline:  October 7
December 3, 2022   Registration deadline:  November 3
March 11, 2023   Registration deadline:  February 10
May 6, 2023   Registration deadline:  April 7
June 3, 2023   Registration deadline: May 4

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 2021-2022 & 2022-2023:

 June 11, 2022 Registration deadline: May 6, 2022
 July 16, 2022 Registration deadline: June 17, 2022
September 10, 2022             Registration deadline:  August 5

October 22, 2022   Registration deadline:  September 16
December 10, 2022   Registration deadline:  November 4
February 11, 2023   Registration deadline:  January 6
April 15, 2023   Registration deadline:  March 10
June 10, 2023   Registration deadline:  May 5 
July 15, 2023   Registration deadline: June 16


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