ACT and SAT Test Information

  • ACT and SAT are standardized tests used for college admissions and many scholarships in the United States.
  • One test is not better than the other. Students should take both tests starting in their junior year to determine which they prefer.
  • Some vocational schools and technical colleges may require ACT/SAT scores.
  • Students are responsible for researching their post-secondary options to determine which path is best suited to them.
  • Students should review college/university websites to determine their admissions requirements including ACT/SAT scores and if the writing/essay section is required.
  • ACT/SAT prep will be provided from 2:30-3:30 in the Lincoln Lab the week before each test, beginning with the September 14th ACT.

Waivers

  • Both the ACT and SAT require a registration fee. In order to receive a fee waiver students must meet specific income eligibility requirements.

ACT Test Dates

Register at: www.actstudent.org

 

Test Date

Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)

*Waiver Wednesdays

September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019 N/A
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019 September 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019 October 23, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020 December 18, 2019
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020 February 12, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020 April 22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020 May 13, 2020

ACT—No Writing: $52.00                ACT w/ Writing $68.00                     Late Fees $30.00
 Check website for individual subject tests dates and fees

Online ACT Tutoring

  • ACT Academy (Free Online Learning Program) @ https://academy.act.org/academy
  • ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live (Search Google). This is a paid subscription service but it is free for those who receive the waiver.

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SAT Test Dates

Register at: www.collegeboard.org

Test Date

Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
 (Late Fee Required)

*Waiver Wednesdays

August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 13, 2019 N/A
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019 September 4, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 22, 2019 September 18, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019 October 23, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020 January 29, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21, 2020 March 18, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020 April 22, 2020


SAT $49.50—No Essay       SAT w/ Essay $64.50            Late Fees $30.00
Check website for Subject Tests dates & costs.

Score Release Dates: Most SAT scores are released about two weeks after test day. June scores take longer, up to six weeks.

Online SAT Tutoring

Offical SAT Practice–Free online through Khan Academy https://www.khanacdemy.org/sat

ACT & SAT Waivers Reminders

A student may receive up to 2 SAT and 2 ACT waivers and up to 4 college application fee waivers from College Board and unlimited college application fee waivers from ACT.  At least 1 SAT/ACT waiver must be used to be eligible for the college application or NCAA fee waivers.  To receive the testing waiver, each student must:

  1. Document financial need (see attached).
  2. Create an account on the SAT and/or ACT websites.
  3. Complete the test selection including photo upload.
  4. *Obtain a waiver from Ms. Jaime David on the Wednesdays indicated for waivers. If students are absent, she will make arrangements to ensure that they receive their waiver.  Ms. David will also have waivers at lunch duty. Waiver Wednesdays dates are subject to change.
  5. Get free practice for the SAT with Khan Academy and free practice for the ACT with Kaplan Online Prep Live 

All tests offered at KHS will be in the Freshman Academy.

ACT/SAT prep will be provided from 2:30-3:30 in the Lincoln Lab the week before each test.