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SAT/ACT Test Dates

College Entrance Standardized Testing

When registering for all tests, use the WHS school code: 053765
College Entrance Test Preparation
Each college system has their own set of required College Entrance Exams. It is the student's responsibility to check each campus' testing requirements.
SAT I and SAT II Test Schedule and Preparation

2021/2022 SAT Test Dates

Registration Deadlines

August 28, 2021

July 30, 2021

October 2, 2021

September 3, 2021

November 6, 2021

October 8, 2021

December 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

March 12, 2022

February 12, 2022

May 7, 2022

April 8, 2022

June 4, 2022

May 5, 2022

Registration and Test Prep available at www.collegeboard.com
Fee Waivers available in the New Horizons Office.
ACT Test Schedule and Preparation

2021/2022 ACT Test Dates

Registration Deadlines

September 11, 2021

August 6, 2021

October 23, 2021

September 17, 2021

December 11, 2021

November 5, 2021

February 2, 2022

January 7, 2022

April 2, 2022

February 25, 2022

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022

July 16, 2022

June 17, 2022


Registration and Test Prep at www.actstudent.org
Fee Waivers available in the New Horizons Office
Differences between the SAT I and the ACT Tests

Both the ACT and the SAT are nationally administered standardized tests that help colleges evaluate applications. There are differences in test structure and the type of content assessed.

  • Science, Math, Reading, English and Writing
  • Math counts for 1/4 of overall score
  • Essay: 40 min.
  • Perfect score 36
  • 2 Fee Waivers available
  • Reading, Writing, Math with calculator and without,and Essay
  • Math counts for 1/2 of overall score
  • Essay: 50 minutes
  • Perfect score 1600
  • 2 Fee Waivers available
All colleges and universities accept either test.

College Requirements and the SAT II Subject Test

The following link provides a link to a list of colleges that require, recommend, or consider that SAT Subject Test scores as part of the admissions process. It is always a good idea to check with the school's website for the most accurate information. Currently, UC's REQUIRE 2 SAT Subject Tests.

Compass SAT II Subject Test chart: http://www.compassprep.com/admissions_req_subjects.aspx

Tips for Saving Money when Sending SAT and/or ACT Test Scores to CSU's

Send scores to multiple campuses for free or the price of one campus! Select one campus during test registration and it's free; request a score report to one CSU after you take the test (for a small fee) and later release scores to additional campuses for free.
  • SAT: Use school code 3594 for Cal State Apply. Do so, either when you register for SAT or after you take the test and request a score report. This code will send your SAT scores to the CSU Mentor at the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach. So all CSU campuses for the price of one!
  • ACT: Request that your ACT scores are sent to one of the CSUs; doing so also files the score in the CSU Mentor application system for you to release them to other CSU campuses. When you create your application online at CSU Mentor you can release score by accessing the ACT manager under the Apply Online section.
Take this free SAT vs. ACT diagnostic test that will help students figure out which test is better for them (https://www.testgeek.com/sat-vs-act.html).
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