ACT & SAT

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

the ACT test

For more detailed information about the ACT exam, please check out the ACT website:  http://www.actstudent.org/

At this site you will find information to help you register for the exam, be prepared for the test day, and even ACT Practice Tests you can take to prepare for your test day.

Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch program can receive a fee waiver form from Mrs. Braucksieck in the Guidance office. 

2017-2018 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018* January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018* June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018




If you are interested in finding an ACT Prep book to begin your perparation, we suggest that you use the following text:
The REAL ACT Prep Guide, 5th Edition

Can be found at: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/book.html
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the SAT test

SAT I: Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.

  • The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.



SAT Subject Tests: 20 subject tests to choose from!
Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.

SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.

Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses. Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. In addition, you can enhance your application, demonstrate knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom, and potentially place out of introductory courses.

There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.

For more detailed information about the SAT, please check out the SAT website:  http://sat.collegeboard.org/why-sat/topic/sat/what-the-sat-tests
At this site you will find information to help you register for the exam, be prepared for the test day, and even SAT Practice Tests you can take to prepare for your test day.

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