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Upcoming SAT and ACT Dates and Prep Informtaion

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Upcoming SAT Dates

Test Date Test Regular Registration Late Deadline to Register
January 25, 2014
SAT & Subject Tests
December 27, 2013
January 10, 2014
March 8, 2014 SAT & Subject Tests February 7, 2014 February 21, 2014

Fee: $51 Late Fee: $27.50 

 

*Every student who is planning on attending college after high school should plan on taking the SAT in the Spring of your Junior year. Some college require SAT Subject tests; it will be your responsibility to research your school to find out if they are required. If they are required by your prospective colleges, you should take them in the Spring along with taking the SAT reasoning in the Spring.*

 

Upcoming ACT Dates

Test Date Regular Registration Late Deadline to Register
February 8, 2014
January 10, 2014
January 24, 2014
April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 21, 2014

Fee: $36.50 (No Writing); $52.50 (With Writing)

 

*The American College Testing Program (ACT) offers college admission tests called the AC assessment and ACT assessment plus Writing. Web registration and explanations of the tests are available at www.act.org. Some colleges will accept the ACT as an alternative to SAT Reasoning and Subject Test, but it is wise to check in advance with colleges you are considering. The ACT includes a composite score and sub-scores in English, math, reading, science, and writing (if you chose the ACT plus Writing)*

 

SAT and ACT Preparatory Options


1. Collegeboard.org (Log-in to My College Quick Start and free practice tests)

2. Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com

3. SAT/ACT prep. books (check on-line sites like Amazon for better deals then buying them in a local store)

4. Kaplan Test Prep: http://www.kaptest.com/College/SAT/index.html

5. Sylvan Learning Center: http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ 

6. Brian Leaf.: www.brianleaf.com/workshops

 

These organizations are not listed in any specific order. Preparatory programs are very expensive so I always recommend to use the free practice examples through college board as a starting point and if after taking the SAT or ACT with writing for the first time you need more assistance it is important to look into every prep. program to find the best one for you. Most programs may offer a one-on-one tutor, a classroom setting, and even an online option. Please make sure to research each one and to think about the best way that you learn.

Adapted from Hopkins Academy Guidance Office