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!

 

ACT Test Dates: 2020-2021

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
Sept. 12, 2020 August 14, 2020 August 15-28, 2020
October 24, 2020 September 18, 2020 September 19-October 2, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 8, 2020 November 7-20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021

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 6/03/2020)

  • ACT Test Fee – No Writing Section = $55.00
  • ACT Test Fee – Plus Writing = $70.00

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

NOTE:  As of 06/03/2020 — 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.

On the left, in bold, are the first-year college classes the scores match as benchmarks:

  • 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
  • English Composition and Social Sciences:  20 on ACT ELA Test
  • Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Engineering:  26 on ACT STEM Test

Complete benchmark information at ACT


SAT Test Dates – 2020-21

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
August 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 18, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Sept. 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Oct. 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 22, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Nov. 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 October 27, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
Dec. 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 November 24, 2020
(for registrations made online or by phone)
March 13, 2021 February 12, 2021 March 2, 2021
(for registrations made online or by phone)
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 April 27, 2021
(for registrations made online or by phone)
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 26, 2021
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 06-03-2020)

  • Fee for SAT without Essay:  $52.00
  • Fee for SAT with Essay: $68.00

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  as well as the Subject Tests. Subject tests are for one subject only, such as Literature, and can highlight your strengths to colleges in a specific area. You will also find other information such as additional costs, services, resources, etc.

Need practice materials? Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice for all the resources available to students.