The SAT and ACT are College Entrance Exams. They are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students.
|Register online at www.collegeboard.com.||Register online at www.actstudent.org.|
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required||Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Required|
|August 25, 2018||July 27, 2018||August 15, 2018||September 8, 2018||August 10, 2018||August 11-26, 2018|
|October 6, 2018||September 7, 2018||September 18, 2018||October 27, 2018||September 28, 2018||Sept. 29-Oct. 14, 2018|
|November 3, 2018||October5, 2018||October 24, 2018||December 8, 2018||November 2, 2018n||November 3-19, 2018|
|December 1, 2018||November 2, 2018||November 20, 2018||February 9, 2018||January 11, 2019||January 12-18, 2019|
|March 9, 2019||February 8, 2019||February 27, 2019||April 13, 2019||March 8, 2019||March 9-25, 2019|
|May 4, 2019||April 5, 2019||April 24, 2019||June 8, 2019||May 3, 2019||May 4-20, 2019|
|June 1, 2019||May 3, 2019||May 22, 2019||July 13, 2019||June 14, 2019||June 15-24, 2019|
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If you cannot afford to pay the basic fee, ask your counselor if you are eligible for a Fee Waiver. Registration and test preparation websites can be found using this link: SAT & ACT Websites and Resources
When's the best time to take the SAT or ACT?
The SAT and ACT tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT or the ACT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. You can test as many times as you like. Colleges do not average your scores. Colleges will look at your best score when determining college entrance.
Which test is best for me?Colleges all over the United States accept both the SAT and the ACT. Many students take both tests. Use the information below to decide which test is right for you.
New York Times Article – ACT vs. SAT - http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/education/edlife/guidance.html?pagewanted=all
SAT vs. ACT – How Do They Compare?
|What is the test structure?||
Ten section exam: Three critical reading, three math, three writing and one experimental. The experimental is masked to
look like a regular section
Fours section exam: English, Math, Reading, and Science
Reasoning. An Experimental is added to test on certain dates only and is clearly experimental.
The writing sectional is optional. Please check with your college of choice.
|What is the test content?||
Math: Basic geometry and Algebra 2
Reading: Sentence completions, short and long critical reading passages, reading comprehension
Writing: One essay , questions testing grammar, usage and word choice
Math: Up to trigonometry
Science: Charts and experiments
Reading: Four passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities and Natural Science
English: Stresses grammar
|Penalty for wrong answers?||Yes||No|
|How is the test scored?||200-800 points per section added together for a combined score. Highest possible is 2400.||1-26 points for each section, averaged for a composite score. Highest composite score: 36|
|Are all scores sent to the schools?||Yes. If a student requests a score report to be sent to specific colleges. The report includes scores on every test taken.||No. There is a “score choice” option. Student can choose to send scores to specific schools and choose which scores the schools will see.|
|Are there other uses for the exams?||Scholarship purposes. Certain statewide testing programs||Same as SAT|
|When should I register?||Prior to the registration deadline as early as possible to guarantee you choice of test site||Same as SAT|
|Need more information?||
Educational Testing Service 609-771-7600 www.ets.org
The College Board www.colelgeboard.com
|ACT, Inc. (310) 337-1000 www.act.org|