The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math - subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

The SAT tests the reading, writing and math skills that you learn in school and that are critical for success in college and beyond. It gives both you and colleges a sense of how you’ll be able to apply the thinking, writing and study skills required for college course work. The questions are rigorously researched and tested to make sure students from all backgrounds have an equal chance to do well. The test is straightforward. There are no tricks designed to trip you up. Students who do well in the classroom are often the same ones who will do well on the SAT. The SAT also provides the opportunity for you to connect to scholarship opportunities, place out of certain college courses and learn more about your academic strengths. 
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Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Registration Deadline)
August 28, 2021 
July 30, 2021
August 17, 2021 
October 2, 2021 September 3, 2021 September 21, 2021
November 6, 2021 October 8, 2021 October 26, 2021
December 4, 2021 November 4, 2021
November 23, 2021
March 12, 2022 February 11, 2022
March 1, 2022
 May 7, 2022 April 8, 2022  April 26, 2022
 June 4, 2022 May 5, 2022   May 25, 2022


The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT with writing includes the 4 subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-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 4 hours if you are taking the ACT with writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if you are taking the ACT with writing).

ACT Preparedness

The ACT tests are prepared according to the:
  • Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
  • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
  • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).
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Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)
September 11, 2021
August 6, 2021
August 20, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021
 December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021  November 19, 2021 
 February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022  January 21, 2022 
 April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022  March 11, 2022 
 June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022  May 20, 2022 
 July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022  June 24, 2022 

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