Standardized Testing

In deciding which test to take, please refer to the following chart comparing the two tests:

SAT
  • Scoring: 400 - 1600 - Subscore and Cross-test Scores available
  • Timing3 Hours (+50 minute optional essay)
  • SectionsEvidence Based Reading and Writing: 200-800, Math: 200-800, Optional Essay (separately scored)
  • Guessing PenaltyNo guessing penalty

ACT
  • ScoringComposite of 1-36 based on average score form the 4 test sections, Subscore and Cross-test Scores available
  • Timing3 Hours, 25 min (with optional writing test)
  • SectionsEnglish: 1-36 Reading: 1-36 Math: 1-36 Science: 1-36 Writing test is optional
  • Guessing PenaltyNo penalty for wrong answers


Dates & Registration
*Deadlines expire at midnight, EST

August 24
  • Register-By-Date*: July 26
  • Late Registration: Aug 13
October 5
  • Register-By-Date*: Sept 6
  • Late Registration: Sept 24
November 2
  • Register-By-Date*: Oct 3
  • Late Registration: Oct 22
December 7
  • Register-By-Date*: Nov 8
  • Late Registration: Nov 26
March 14
  • Register-By-Date*: Feb 14
  • Late Registration: March 3
May 2
  • Register-By-Date*: April 3
  • Late Registration: April 21
June 6
  • Register-By-Date*: May 8
  • Late Registration: May 27
SAT - Register online at www.collegeboard.com
ACT - Register online at www.act.org

*It is the student's responsibility to send all test scores to colleges and the NCAA
*Please be aware if your colleges require additional subject tests
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