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Test Dates & Information

PSAT: 

Due to state orders and county orders within our community. The PSAT/NMSQT is cancelled for the Fall October Administration. The Collegeboard who sets the guidelines, testing administration policies, and procedures gives us updates. They are in communication with us and we will try and administer this exam for Winter or Spring Administration if state and county guidelines permit us. If testing becomes available online we will give updates. 


SAT: 

If you would like to register for the SAT you can using this link: 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register 


***Due to COVID many centers are closed and The Collegeboard has updated information on SAT Test Center Closings. 

Please visit this link: 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/test-center-closings


***Please make sure your contact information and email address is up to date as The Collegeboard will contact you regarding refunds and cancellations of future SAT dates. 


SAT Test Dates for 2020-2021 ***Note these dates can change or be canceled

**These are also the dates available during our school year. 

***For students with accommodations there will be no testing after the school year ends. 

SAT Date

SAT Subject Tests Available

Reg Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes

Aug 29, 2020

Check Website

July 31,

2020

August 11, 2020 

Aug 18, 2020 

Sept 26, 2020

Not available

Aug 26, 

2020

Sept 15, 2020 (for online or phone registration) 

Sept 15, 2020

Oct 3, 

2020

Check Website

Sept 4, 

2020

Sept 15, 2020 (mailed registration ) 

Sept 22, 2020 (phone on email registration)

Sept 22, 2020

Nov 7, 

2020

Check Website

Oct 7, 

2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Oct 27, 2020 

Dec 5, 

2020

Check Website

Nov 5, 

2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Nov 24, 2020

Mar 13, 2021

Not available

Feb 12, 

2021 

February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Mar 2, 2021

May 8, 

2021

Check Website

Apr 8, 

2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Apr 27, 2021


ACT: 

To register for the ACT exam follow this link: 

https://my.act.org/account/signin?location=https://my.act.org


***Due to COVID exams can be canceled at any time if a test center closes. Check your MyACT account for more information and make sure your account and contact information, email address is up to date. 


For information from ACT regarding testing during COVID see this link: 

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html


For Student & Parent Resources for the ACT please see this links: 

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid19.html#student-parent


https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html#test-prep


ACT Test Dates for 2020-2021 ***Note these dates can change or be canceled.

**These are also the dates available during our school year. 

***For students with accommodations there will be no testing after the school year ends. 


Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required) 

Sept 12, 13, 19, 2020

Aug 31, 2020

No late fees

Oct 10, 17, 24, 25, 2020

Sept 17, 2020

Sept 18- 25, 2020

Dec 12, 2020

Nov 6, 2020

Nov 7 -20, 2020

Feb 6, 2020

Jan 8, 2021

Jan 9 -15, 2021

Apr 17, 2021

Mar 12, 2021

Mar 13- 26, 2021 


SAT/ACT Resources: 

-To see a list of colleges that don’t require the ACT/SAT scores or have optional choices please visit: https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional 

-ACT Test Prep: (Free) https://academy.act.org/

-SAT Test Prep: (Free) https://learn.khanacademy.org/osp-landing-page/?utm_source=cbcta-satprl-sy-2020-21&utm_medium=cb418-xt&utm_campaign=osp-lp 



Critical Issues

  • Still focus on academics! Grades do count in the senior year.

  • Pay attention to the deadlines for all applications (admissions, housing, financial aid, scholarships etc...)

  • If you have not sent your SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject test and/or ACT scores to the colleges you're applying to - send them now!

The SAT link for sending scores is: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores.html

The ACT link for sending scores is: www.act.org/aap/scores/index.html

Please follow the instructions given regarding Transcript Requests. Please follow the protocol for requesting Letters of Recommendation from Teachers & Counselors.

PLEASE STAY INFORMED! Listen to the announcements, check School Loop frequently, visit the HMBHS website, and the websites of colleges, universities, and programs of interest! This will serve you well!

FREE SAT / ACT TEST PREP

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=sat-sat

www.number2.com

www.proprofs.com/sat

www.act.org/theact/testprep

Students typically begin taking the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of Junior year

Test preparation available on the above sites, at www.princetonreview.com, privately, and through CSM at http://communityed.smccd.edu

SAT VS ACT

What's the difference? Click here!

SAT DETAILS

  • Aptitude exam - measures a student's projected aptitude or ability for learning in higher education
  • Questions go from easy to difficult in most sections
  • Non multiple-choice questions included
  • Math accounts for 50% of score
  • Math covers Algebra I & II and Geometry
  • Writing Section is required
  • Vocabulary emphasized
  • No English grammar
  • No Science section
  • Score Choice allows you to choose scores reported to colleges

ACT DETAILS

  • Achievement exam - measures a student's knowledge and understanding of various high school subjects
  • Easy and difficult questions mixed within sections
  • Entirely multiple choice
  • No penalty for guessing (leave nothing blank!)
  • Math accounts for 25% of score
  • Math covers Algebra I & II, Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Writing Section is optional
  • Vocabulary less important