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SAT & ACT

College Admissions: ACT and SAT

The ACT and the SAT are college admissions tests required by most colleges.  Most college admissions committees will evaluate your application based on your best single-session score, so don't hesitate to send scores from multiple test days.  For those of you who don't test well, you'll be glad to know that there are colleges that are test-optional - you may still need to take an SAT or ACT, but the score is not a critical piece of your application.
 

ACT

Register online at www.actstudent.org
Cost is $67.00 (plus writing)
Cost is $50.50 (no writing)
Fee waivers are available for students who receive Free or Reduced Lunch.  See your counselor for a waiver.
 
September 8, 2018
October 27, 2018
December 8, 2018
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019
 

SAT

Register online at sat.collegeboard.org
Cost is $64.50 (including the essay)
Cost is $47.50 (without the essay)
Fee waivers are available for students who receive Free or Reduced Lunch.  See your counselor for a waiver.
 
August 25, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
March 9, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019

PSAT: A Practice Sat

The PSAT provides practice for the SAT and qualifies students with high enough scores for National Merit competitions
.  The PSAT will be administered to JUNIORS during the 2018-2019 School Year
PSAT scores from the October test typically arrive on campus in December or January and are distributed through English classes.

In addition to providing practice for the SAT, scores on the PSAT can qualify students for the National Merit scholarship competition.  National Merit Semifinalists are announced in September.  Approximately 1.5 million students in about 22,000 high schools take the PSAT.  Of those students, about 16,000 are named National Merit Semifinalists and about 34,000 earn Commended designation.