2015-2016 College Admissions Exams



SAT Deadline

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline (Mail)

Late Registration Deadline (Phone/Online)

Deadline for Changes

Oct. 1, 2016

Sep. 1 2016

Sept. 13, 2016

Sept. 20, 2016

Sept. 20, 2016

Nov. 5, 2016

Oct. 7, 2016

Oct. 18, 2016

Oct. 25, 2016

Oct. 25, 2016

Dec. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 15, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov. 22, 2016

Jan. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2016

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

March 11, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017

May 6, 2017

Apr. 7, 2017

Apr. 18, 2017

Apr. 25, 2017

Apr. 25, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 16, 2017

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017


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.

The SAT tests the reading, writing and math skills that you learn in school and that are critical for success in college and beyond.

It gives both you and colleges a sense of how you’ll be able to apply the thinking, writing and study skills required for college course work.

The questions are rigorously researched and tested to make sure students from all backgrounds have an equal chance to do well.

The test is straightforward. There are no tricks designed to trip you up. Students who do well in the classroom are often the same ones who will do well on the SAT.

The SAT also provides the opportunity for you to connect to scholarship opportunities, place out of certain college courses and learn more about your academic strengths.


For more information, please visit https://sat.collegeboard.org/home.


ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 10, 2016

August 7, 2016

August 8–19, 2016

October 22, 2016

September 16, 2016

September 17–30, 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016

November 5–18, 2016

February 11, 2017*

January 13, 2017

January 14–20, 2017

April 8, 2017

March 3, 2017

March 4–17, 2017

June 10, 2016**

May 5, 2016

May 6–19, 2017

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. 

The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT with writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if you are taking the ACT with writing).

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In other locations, the ACT is administered on five test dates.  The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.

The ACT tests are prepared according to the:

  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
  • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
  • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).


For more information, please visit http://www.actstudent.org/.

Additional Resources:

SAT PREP Programs