SAT & ACT

Vista Ridge High School CEEB Code: 441176 

The SAT and ACT are the required tests for college admissions.  There is no limit to the amount of times a student can test, but here are some things to consider:
  • Students are generally advised to take either test for the first time in the spring of junior year.
  • Students should test twice at a minimum.  Regardless of the score on the first test, colleges want to see an attempt at improvement.
  • Report scores prior to taking the test (for free!).  Students can report scores to a college prior to completing (or even beginning) an application.
  • Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.  Check with your counselor for more details.
  • Sign up for the writing portion on either test.
  • Take advantage of free online prep resources such as KhanAcademy.org/SAT
SAT
CollegeBoard.org
Cost: $57 (includes writing portion)
Components:
  • Reading
  • Writing & Language
  • Math
  • Essay 
ACT
ACTStudent.org
Cost: $58.50 (includes writing portion)
Components:
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
Testing Schedule
2016-2017


PSAT – October 19th (9th-11th)

ACT School Day – April 19th (11th)

Test Date                     Register By
ACT Sept. 10               Aug. 5
SAT Oct. 1                   Sept. 1
ACT Oct. 22               Sept. 16
SAT Nov. 5                 Oct. 5
SAT * Dec. 3               Nov. 3
ACT * Dec. 10             Nov. 4
SAT Jan. 21                Dec. 21
ACT Feb. 11                Jan. 13
SAT * Mar. 11             Feb. 10
ACT * Apr. 8              Mar. 3
SAT May 6                 April 7
SAT June 3                 May 9
ACT June 10              May 5

*Testing at LHS

Deadlines are critical. Fee waivers do not apply to late registration. Refunds are not available – CHOOSE CAREFULLY!

Before you take your first SAT or ACT, be sure you have identified the 4 schools you want to notify of your results. The first 4 are free!!! Athletes will also need to put in the NCAA code of 9999.

SAT Subject Area Tests
Check with the schools you are planning to attend. Some will REQUIRE these tests. They must be completed by December of senior year, and should be taken immediately following the course you have completed. 
Cost: $26 test registration 
$18 per subject test