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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

2019/2020 SAT Test Dates

Registration Deadlines

August 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

September 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

September 4, 2020

November 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

SAT ONLY March 13, 2021

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

February 12, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

June 5, 2021

May 6, 2021

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

2019/2020 ACT Test Dates

Registration Deadlines

September 12, 2020

August 31, 2020

October 10, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 24, 2020

September 25, 2020

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

April 17,2021


March 12, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

July 21, 2021

June 18, 2021


Registration and Test Prep at
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:

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.