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College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams

 

SAT or ACT?

 

  • Both are accepted by all colleges/universities.
  • Scored differently.  SAT- Three sections- Critical Reading, Math, and Writing- each scored at 200-800 points for a total of 2400 points.

ACT- Four Sections- English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and optional Writing test- each scored at 1-36.

  • Average SAT Scores- Math- 513, Reading-497, Writing- 487
  • Average ACT Scores- 21
  • Colleges and UHS have conversion charts.
  • ACT- has an Interest Inventory and College Readiness Indicators

 

Registration Deadlines

 

  • SAT-
  • Test Date Registration Deadlines                       
    • January 24        December 29
    • March 14          February 13
    • May 2               April 6
    • June 6              May 8  

 

  • ACT-
  • Test Date Registration Deadlines
    • February 7        January 9
    • April 18             March 13
    • June 13            May 8  

 

 

 

Registration Information

 

**** ACT/SAT- You will be required to provide a photo in order to register for the ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests.

  • SAT- You want to take the Reasoning Test.   Some Colleges/Universities may require a Subject Test, but that will be taken at a later date.
  • ACT- it is suggested that you take the form with the Writing test
  • Some more selective colleges will accept the ACT in lieu of the SAT Reasoning and some subject tests.
  • Indicate up to 4 schools that you would like to have your scores sent to.  Do this now!!  It does not commit you to the school. NCAA code- 9999
  • If you are considering attending Penn State, be certain to forward your scores to them.  They will only accept the scores from the testing agency.
  • Indicate the testing center where you would like to test. Most popular choices are UPJ, IUP, and Blairsville and Indiana High Schools.
  • ACT form must be completed in pencil and SAT in ink.
  • Pay Pal can be used as a payment option when registering online.
  • Request a transcript to complete the information required.
  • Give yourself time!!
  • School Code- 392937

 

 

Cost

  • ACT- No Writing- $38; Writing- $54.50
  • SAT- $52.50

 

 

Fee Waivers

 

  • Students receiving free or reduced lunches or in the Upward Bound Math/Science program can obtain a fee waiver from the guidance office. 
  • ACT- Two fee waivers in grades 11 and 12
  • SAT- Two fee waivers in grades 11 and 12
  • If you use the SAT  or ACT Fee Waiver, many colleges and universities will accept a fee waiver for the college application also ( up to 4)
  • Fee waivers can be used on LATE SAT registration as well.

 

Test Day

 

www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice

  • Review information in the SAT or ACT registration booklet or your admission ticket to ensure that you take the necessary materials with you.