Testing (SAT/ACT)

College Admissions Exams:
The SAT and ACT

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Exam Costs:

SAT with essay $64.50*
ACT with essay $62.50*

*Fee waivers are available for some families with financial hardship. Ask your counselor if you are eligible for a fee waiver.

Should I take the SAT or ACT?

Colleges have no preference, so you should take the exam that you can do better on. This is different for each student so it is recommended that you take both. Colleges will only consider your highest score.

When should I take the SAT and/or ACT?

Sophomores: Take the PSAT to practice for the SAT

Juniors: In the fall, take the PSAT/NMSQT to practice for the SAT and potentially earn scholarship money.
In the spring, study and take the SAT and ACT and then retake the exam you prefer

Seniors: In the fall, if you want to improve your scores, study and retake the SAT or ACT

How can I prepare for the SAT and ACT exams?

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