ACT Testing Schedule

Test Dates Reg. Deadline 
 Feb. 9, 2019 Jan. 4, 2018
 April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019
 
  • Fees
    •  ACT - $46
    • ACT w/ writing - $62.50
  • Register online at act.org.

SAT Testing Schedule

 Test Dates Reg. Deadline
 Dec. 1st, 2018  Nov. 2, 2018
 March 9th, 2019  Feb. 8, 2019
 May 4th, 2019  April 5, 2019
 June 1st, 2019  May 3, 2019
 
  • Fees:
    • SAT - 47.50
    • SAT with essay - $64.50.
    • Subject Test - $26.00
  • Register at collegeboard.org

PSAT

The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT. Research shows that students who take the PSAT do 60 points better when they take the SAT as compared to students who did not take the PSAT. Knowing this we will be offering the PSAT for all sophomores in the spring semester. More information to come!

FAQ's

Which test should I take?

Depending on your goals after high school, you should prepare to take certain tests. For students that would like to attend a 4-year university, they must take either the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Test). Most universities will require just one test score in order to qualify for admission, but you should check the specific universities admission requirements.

What are the differences?

The main difference is the ACT has a science portion as the SAT does not. If science is your strong point you might consider taking the ACT. Below is a list of all the differences between the ACT and the SAT.
 
 
 

ACT

Total Time

2 hrs 55 mins without Writing
3 hrs 35 mins with Writing
3 hrs without Essay
3 hrs 50 mins with Essay

Order of Sections

1. English
2. Math
3. Reading
4. Science
5. Writing (optional)
1. Reading
2. Writing and Language
3. Math No Calculator
4. Math Calculator
5. Essay (optional)

Time Per Section

English: 45 mins
Math: 60 mins
Reading: 35 mins
Science: 35 mins
Writing (optional): 40 mins
Reading: 65 mins
Writing and Language: 35 mins
Math No Calculator: 25 mins
Math Calculator: 55 mins
Essay (optional): 50 mins

# of Questions

English: 75 questions
Math: 60 questions
Reading: 40 questions
Science: 40 questions
Writing (optional): 1 essay
Reading: 52 questions
Writing and Language: 44 questions
Math No Calculator: 20 questions
Math Calculator: 38 questions
Essay (optional): 1 essay

Scoring

Total score range: 1-36

Each section uses a scale of 1-36. Your total score is the average of your four section scores.

The optional Writing section uses a scale of 2-12 and does not count toward your final score.

Total score range: 400-1600

The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math sections each use a scale of 200-800 and are combined for a total score.

The optional Essay uses three separate scales of 1-8 and does not count toward your final score.

Cost

$46.00 without Writing
$62.50 with Writing
$47.50 without Essay
$64.50 with Essay

Who Accepts Scores?

Accepted by all colleges and universities in the US

Accepted by all colleges and universities in the US


How can I prepare for the test?

You can prepare for the SAT using Khan Academy.  This is the best way to prepare for the SAT, and it's free!  It's tailored for you, focusing on exactly what you need to practice most.
  • Interactive Problems and Instant Feedback
  • Video Lessons
  • Full-Length Practice Tests
  • Personalized Study Plan
  • Big Results
Sign up for free today at www.satpractice.org
 
 
Below are some more resources that might help prepare you.
www.collegeboard.com: SAT online registration, essay evaluation and test prep.

www.act.org: ACT online registration, test prep and a wide range of programs and services for the college bound student.
www.freetech4teachers.com  free ACT & SAT pres website.
www.testU.com: Free SAT preparation quizzes.

www.number2.com
: Free SAT test preparation

www.PrincetonReview.com: Online test preparation for LSAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT and SAT.

www.uccp.org: College preparatory courses on line.
Varsity Learning Tools currently provides free diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and questions of the day for the ACT and SAT.  

ACT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-act-resources

SAT: https://www.varsitytutors.com/free-sat-resources

In addition to the website and mobile app, they also have a completely free, downloadable ACT prep book with over 600 pages of content, available here: https://www.varsitytutors.com/act-prep-book.