|ACT Test Dates:||Register by:||Late Registration:|
|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|
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There are several reputable companies out there that offer test prep courses. Some courses will even help you decide which is the better fit for you. Two resources are KAPLAN and Princeton Review who offer local test prep courses, testing diagnostics, and even test prep books. Khan Academy is a good resource for SAT prep and has shown to help students increase their scores. Each student should already have a Khan Academy set up.
UC Academy also offers our own SAT Prep Course during Power Hour in the spring. For more information, please contact Lorraine Hoy at lhoy@UCAcademy.org.
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RECENT TEST RESULTS
Should I take BOTH the SAT and ACT and how often?
YES! Although some students’ SAT and ACT test scores are similar, there are a significant number who perform better on one than the other. Therefore it is in your best interest to take both tests at least once to discover which one best suits you. The right time to take the SAT and ACT is spring and summer of your Junior year. We suggest taking it at least twice to ensure that you have achieved a score that meets your colleges’ admission criteria and makes you a strong candidate for academic scholarships.
Should I guess?
On the ACT, always yes! You are not penalized for guessing, so never leave it blank. On the SAT, educated guessing is encouraged since only a fraction of a point is subtracted for wrong answers. Never randomly or haphazardly guess on the SAT, no points are subtracted for questions left blank.
Is it a good idea to hide my scores until I see how I do?
You cannot “hide” your SAT scores from colleges. The SAT score report a college receives includes ALL of your test scores, not just the highest.
Should I wait to send my scores?
No, for several reasons. You pay $7 per report if you wait until after testing to send them. The SAT score report a college receives includes ALL of your test scores, not just the highest. You can choose which ACT test score to send to colleges, but to do this you pay $7 per report. When you register for the SAT and ACT, you are given the opportunity to have your score reports sent to colleges for no additional charge.