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SAT/ACT/PSAT

College Entrance Examinations

It is highly recommended that students take these exams no later than May or June of the junior year (11th grade).  Most colleges will accept scores for admission purposes up until the December test date of student's senior year (12th grade) It is the student's job to verify this information with each college campus they are applying to.  Students interested in applying early admissions need to have completed all of their entrance exams by October of Senior year.

Students need to register ONLINE and before the deadline.  Our school code is 052970.  Students will need to chose a test center where they will take the exam.  The earlier your register the more likely you'll be able to take the exam at a school of your choice.  You have the option to send your scores to four colleges, so be prepared to enter these schools during the registration process. 

You can register here:

Test Cost
PSAT/NMSQT varies from
SAT Reasoning $50
SAT Subject Test $23 Basic registration fee, $12 per subject, $23 for language with listening
ACT $50.50 with writing - recommended  or $35 without writing
**Fee waivers with your Counselor or our PACT Advisor - Bena Li

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): gives students an opportunity to become aware of types of questions they will find when taking the SAT I.  PSAT scores from the junior year will be used to determine National Merit Scholarship candidates.  The PSAT/NMSQT is given in October each year.  Check with your School Counselor to find out when it will be offered at your school.  Announcements should appear in the bulletin indicating date, time and cost of the test. 

SAT Reasoning Test: is used by the California State Universities, Universities of California, and many Private Universities, as a requirement for admissions.  The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes long and students are tested in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing (25 minutes long).

SAT Subject Tests: It is recommended by the UC system NOT required and many private universities require it.  Students should take two Subject Tests in any of the following subjects: Literature, Math Level II, History, Science, or Language.  

ACT: is accepted in place of the SAT Reasoning by colleges and universities.  Students are allowed a total of five hours to complete this test that contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.  Writing section adds an additional 45 minutes and is required by Universities of California and some Private Universities.

SAT vs. ACT: How do the Tests Compare?

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SAT & ACT Score Comparison

 

 

ACT

SAT

SAT for CSU
(critical reading and math only)

36

2400

1600

35

2340

1560-1590

34

2260

1510-1550

33

2190

1460-1500

32

2130

1410-1450

31

2040

1360-1400

30

1980

1320-1350

29

1920

1280-1310

28

1860

1240-1270

27

1820

1210-1230

26

1760

1170-1200

25

1700

1130-1160

24

1650

1090-1120

23

1590

1060-1080

22

1530

1020-1050

21

1500

980-1010

20

1410

940-970

19

1350

900-930

18

1290

860-890

17

1210

810-850

16

1140

760-800

15

1060

710-750

14

1000

660-700

13

900

590-650

12

780

520-580

11

750

500-510