SAT & ACT

For registration purposes for either test, you’ll need the CEEB code for our school — it is 341-764.

Most colleges accept either ACT or SAT scores as their college entrance exam requirement. High school students often ask which test is better, but the answer is completely dependent upon the student. Luckily, both the ACT and SAT websites offer free complete practice tests and sample test questions that you can try for yourself so you can decide which test showcases your strengths to their max. Take time to prepare for whichever test you decide to take!

Remember – always check with the college/university to which you are applying to make sure they accept the test of your choice!

PSATs for 2019-20

PSAT/NMSQT testing will take place at CCS on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. All juniors are scheduled for this test. Sophomores will take the PSAT-10 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  (PSAT is a “practice” SAT.) Practice materials are given to students in August and are also available on the College Board website.


ACT Test Dates: 2019-2020

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
Sept. 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 27, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

Go to the official ACT Registration page to find dates, costs, and other info about the ACT.

For registration purposes:  You’ll need the CEEB code for our school — it is 341-764.

Fees (as of 7/12/2019)

  • ACT Test Fee – No Writing Section = $50.50
  • ACT Test Fee – Plus Writing = $67.00

For more information about ACT testing fees and additional services, visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/actfees.html.

NOTE:  As of 07/12/2019 — ACT has posted the following as college readiness benchmark scores for designated college courses.  A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject-area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit-bearing college courses.

  • English Composition:   18 on the ACT English Test
  • College Algebra:   22 on ACT Math Test
  • Social Sciences:  22 on ACT Reading Test
  • Biology:   23 on ACT Science Test

Complete benchmark information at ACT

The ACT Test Prep e-Book – published Dec. 2016


SAT Test Dates – 2019-20

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 13, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Oct. 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Nov. 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 22, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Dec. 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019
(for registrations made online or by phone)
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020
for registrations made online or by phone)

For registration purposes:  You’ll need the CEEB code for our school — it is 341-764.

Fees (as of 07-12-2019)

  • Fee for SAT Reasoning Test without Essay:  $49.50
  • Fee for SAT Reasoning Test with Essay: $64.50

SAT Registration Quick Guide
SAT Student Guide (practice tests inside)

Check the SAT Test Dates web page for all the test dates for both the regular SAT Reasoning Test as well as the Subject Tests. You will also find other information such as additional costs, services, resources, etc.

Need practice materials? Visit http://satresourcecenter.collegeboard.org/test-preparation for all the downloadable resources available to counselors and students.

More practice questions at http://www.exam2jobs.com/sat-test.html.