Almost all 4-year colleges require that applicants take either the SAT or ACT test. The SAT and ACT are given on a Saturday morning at 8:00am. Students should be at their chosen site by 7:45am. If you are late, they do not let you take the test.
SAT Information and Registration
For information about the SAT visit: http://www.collegeboard.com
Each test is $50; registering after the deadline incurs a late fee of $27. Ms. Quaye has fee waivers for students whose families qualify. The SAT is comprised of 3 test areas: Reading, Math and Writing. At this time, the Reading and Math scores are most important to colleges. The scores on each section range from 200-800 with 800 being a perfect scores. When colleges refer to a “combined SAT score”, they mean the total of the Reading and Math scores.
ACT Information and Registration
For student information about the ACT test and registration information, visit: http://www.actstudent.org/
The ACT had historically been “the” college admissions test given in the Midwest U.S. Now it is widely accepted at most colleges. Some students do better on the ACT, so it might be worth giving it a try. The highest ACT score can get is a 36.
For information about the ACT test, visit: http://www.act.org/aap/
What to Bring to the Tests
- Photo ID
- Admission Ticket (printed from collegeboard.com or act.org)
- 2 pencils and eraser
- Calculator (not required)