Testing Calendar


PSAT  —  October 



PSAT  —  October - All Juniors take for National Merit Scholarship consideration

ACT+Writing  —  Spring

SAT  —  February/March SAT prep class
                May test



ACT+Writing / SAT  —  Fall retake, if not content with current scores


What is the difference between the SAT and ACT?

  1. ACT questions tend to be more straightforward.
  2. The SAT has a stronger emphasis on vocabulary.
  3. The ACT has a Science section, while the SAT does not.
  4. The ACT tests more advanced math concepts.
  5. The ACT Writing Test is optional on test day, but required by many schools.
  6. The SAT is broken up into more sections.
  7. The ACT is more of a "big picture" exam.
Some students end up scoring higher on the SAT; others do better on the ACT, depending on the student.

The SAT & Subject Tests

The General College Board Website
Register ONLINE for the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests
Check out the SAT Question of the Day!
Practice Tests ONLINE

General ACT Website
Register Online for ACT
Practice Tests ONLINE

Practice Tests ONLINE

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