• ACT

    ACT
    Visit the ACT Website about this nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates. Colleges accept ACT or SAT scores interchangeably, which means you have the opportunity to decide the test you would prefer to take. In many cases, students prepare for and take both exams. Review the available test dates and registration information. If necessary, you may request accommodations through ACT Accommodations.

    Here is a helpful comparison of the ACT to the SAT.

    SAT

    SAT
    At the CollegeBoard SAT Suite of Assessments  you can access information about SAT and SAT Subjects Tests, which are designed to assess a student's academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's standardized, in an effort to provide equal opportunities for all students. Below lists additional information:

    • Students must register for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, which are offered throughout the year - Review the available test dates and registration information.
    • SAT offers free practice tests and SAT prep through Khan Academy
    • Most students take the SAT for the first time during the winter or spring of their junior year and possibly a second or third time during the fall of their senior year. 
    • It is not uncommon for our students to take the SAT approximately three times.
    • SAT Subject Tests offer students an additional opportunity to show colleges what they know in a specific subject area.  
    • Students cannot take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day.  Students may choose to take up to three different SAT Subject Tests on a given test day.  
    • SAT Subject Tests offer students an additional opportunity to show colleges what they know in a specific subject area.  
    • Some colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about college course advisement.
    • Some colleges specify which SAT Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.  Thus, researching and narrowing your list of prospective colleges can help you to determine if you should take SAT Subject Tests, and if so, which ones you should take. 
    • Students approved for free/reduced lunch are eligible for up to two fee waivers for the SAT and up to two for SAT Subject Tests. Using a fee waiver for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests serves as a springboard to qualify the student for up to four college application fee waivers.  Please see your counselor for more details.
    • If necessary, you may request accommodations through the CollegeBoard Services for Students with Disabilities.