UCPS Career & College Readiness ACT/SAT Information

    Juniors should take the SAT and/or ACT twice in their junior year. Colleges recommend students to have all testing completed by the October test date of their senior year.

    ACT Information - The ACT will be given to all juniors, at no cost, during the school day, TBA as part of a statewide program. For this test date, students do not have to register for the test on their own.  For any additional ACT testing, students have to register on the website above and pay for the exam. Test dates are listed below.

    For any additional testing, students must register online with the testing agency.  Test dates and websites are listed below. Be sure to register as early as possible, in order to be assigned to your first-choice test center. Students who receive testing accommodations must apply for testing accommodations at least 8 weeks prior to the test date with CollegeBoard. Click here for SAT Testing Accommodations Information. See your counselor at school for more information.

    • Fee waivers are available for both exams for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students need to see their counselor for the waiver.
    • The tests can be taken with or without writing.  Students should check with the colleges they are planning to apply to see if the writing is required. 
    • Students can send scores to 4 colleges when registering for the test without any extra fee.  


         SAT Testing Dates - 2022-2023

          ACT Testing Dates - 2022-2023

    Register at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
    • August 27th register by 7/29, late fee 8/16
    • October 1st register by 9/02, late fee 9/20
    • November 5th register by 10/07, late fee 10/25
    • December 3rd register by 11/3, late fee 11/22
    • March 11th register by 2/10, late fee 2/28/23
    • May 6th register by 4/07, late fee 4/25
    • June 3rd register by 5/4, late fee 5/23

         Fee - $52 no essay; $68 with essay

    (If you receive free or reduced lunch or have a financial need see a counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver for either test.)

          Register at actstudent.org
    • September 10th register by 8/05, late fee 8/19
    • October 22nd register by 9/16, late fee 9/30
    • December 10th register by 11/04, late fee 11/11
    • February 11th register by 1/06, late fee 1/20/23
    • April 15th register by 3/10, late fee 3/24
    • June 10th register by 5/5, late fee 5/19
    • July 15th register by 6/16, late fee 6/23

          Fee - $52 no writing; $68 with writing

    ACT is looking at add additional test dates for September and October.  Check the website above for information.

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