2015-2016 College Admissions Exams

 SAT

Test Date Deadline* Fee Status
Jan 23 Jan 12 $100.50 Passed
Mar 5 Feb 5 $54.50 Register Now
May 7 Apr 8 $54.50 Register Now

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 12, 2015

August 7, 2015

August 8–21, 2015

October 24, 2015

September 18, 2015

September 19–October 2, 2015

December 12, 2015

November 6, 2015

November 7–20, 2015

February 6, 2016*

January 8, 2016

January 9–15, 2016

April 9, 2016

March 4, 2016

March 5–18, 2016

June 11, 2016**

May 6, 2016

May 7–20, 2016

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:

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