• ACT & SAT - What's the difference? 

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    ACT (What do I need to know?)

    The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.  The ACT tests English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. 
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    ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

    The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

    The ACT is administered on six test dates.  The ACT is offered in the following months:  September, October, December, February, April, and June.

    ***Information was taken from the ACT website (www.actstudent.org)
     
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 10, 2016 August 7, 2016 August 8-19, 2016
    October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
    December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
    February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
    April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
    June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017
    *No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

       
     


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    SAT What do I need to know?

    The SAT is an exam that is meant to assist colleges in measuring a student's college readiness in addition to their academic transcript.  
     
    The SAT is offered seven times throughout the year:  October, November, December, January, March, May, and June.
     
    The test: 
    • Takes three hours and 45 minutes
    • Consists of 10 separately timed sections:
      • Three sections test critical reading (70 minutes total)
      • Three sections test mathematics (70 minutes total)
      • Three sections test writing (60 minutes total)
      • One variable (unscored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total)
    • Assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem solving skillsin three areas:
      • Critical reading
      • Mathematics
      • Writing
    • Includes three kinds of questions:
    • Is machine-scored, except for the essay
    ****Information was taken from the College Board website (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/about)

    2016-17 SAT Dates


    Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.

    2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
    SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available
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    Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
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    Oct. 1, 2016

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Sept. 1, 2016 Sept. 13, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016

    Nov. 5, 2016

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 18, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016

    Dec. 3, 2016

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016

    Jan. 21, 2017

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 3, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017

    March 11, 2017

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    SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date Feb. 10, 2017 Feb. 21, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

    May 6, 2017

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Apr. 7, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017

    June 3, 2017

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    See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 9, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017