College Admission Tests
You have options! All U.S. colleges accept the SAT and the ACT.
The SAT and ACT are offered several times a year. At least half of all students take the SAT and/or ACT twice — in the spring of their junior year and in the fall of their senior year. Most students improve their score the second time they take it.
Fee Waivers are available to students that demonstrate financial need (free and reduced lunch) for both tests. Visit your counseling office for testing schedules, test centers, and fee waivers.
What is the difference between the ACT and SAT?ACT
- Multiple choice tests that measure what a student has learned in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.
- Score is based on the number of correct answers with no penalty for wrong answers.
- Perfect score 36
2015-2016 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines:Register for the ACT
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016SAT
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- Critical thinking/reasoning test with 3 components—critical reading, writing, and mathematics.
- Score is based on the numbers of correct answers with a correction (deduction) for wrong answers.
- Perfect score 2400.
- For the SAT Subject Tests™, most students take them toward the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year. In general, you should take tests such as World History, Biology E/M, Chemistry or Physics as soon as possible after completing the course in the subject. Students tend to do better on other tests like languages after at least two years of study. Check with your college to see if a subject test is required.
Test Date Grade(s) PSAT October 14, 2015 10 and 11 SAT March 2, 2016 11
2015-2016 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines:
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline October 3, 2015 September 3, 2015 November 7, 2015 October 9, 2015 December 5, 2015 November 5, 2015 January 23, 2016 December 28, 2015 March 5, 2016 February 5, 2016 May 7, 2016 April 8, 2016 June 4, 2016 May 5, 2016Register for the SAT
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- ACT.org - ACT Test Prep Booklet
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