The site you are trying to access has not been designed for Internet Explorer 6.0 or lower, and will not display correctly. We recommend that you upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher. Additionally, the site you are trying to access has components that require Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher. We recommend that you upgrade your flash version in order for these components to display

The site you are trying to access has components that require Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher. We recommend that you upgrade your flash version in order for these components to display.

The site you are trying to access has not been designed for Internet Explorer 6.0 or lower, and will not display correctly. We recommend that you upgrade your browser to Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher.

SAT/ACT and Study Skills

SAT/ACT

The SAT and ACT are two college entrance exams that are required by many four year colleges and universities.  The purpose of both tests are to measure a students college readiness.

How to Sign Up: Students can sign up for both tests online.  Students will need to make a FREE login name and registration for the exams requires a credit card.

FREE Online Test Prep for both the SAT and the ACT:

Registration Deadlines and Test Dates for 2014-15 School Year

Test

Registration Deadline

Test Date

SAT

     October 9, 2014 November 8, 2014
    November 6, 2014 December 6, 2014
    December 29, 2014     January 24, 2015 

February 13, 2015 March 14, 2015

April 9, 2015 May 2, 2015

May 8, 2015 June 6, 2015



ACT September 19, 2014 October 25, 2014
    November 7, 2014 December 13, 2014

March 13, 2015 April 18, 2015

May 8, 2015 June 13, 2015

What to Bring:

On the day of the test there are many things that students need to bring in order to take the test.

  • Admission Ticket
  • Photo ID
  • Two #2 Pencils
  • Calculator (Scientific, graphing, or Four-Function)

Not happy with your score? Students are encouraged to take either the SAT or the ACT twice.  The first time in their Junior year, and a second time in the Fall of Senior year. Also check out Fairtest.org for a list of colleges and universities that do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores.


Study Skills Resources 

Listed below are some excellent online study skills and writing assistance
programs from various universities.

  • Study Habits & the Ten Traps (U of North Carolina -Chapel Hill)
  • "Study Strategies Homepage" U. MN-Duluth Several cool assessments!
  • Study Skills  (from Columbia U's Augustine Club)
  • Flash Cards Study Prep (Build your own or use their collection)