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2016-17 Test Dates

Registration Deadline

October 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

November 5, 2016

October 7, 2016

December  3, 2016

November  3, 2016

January 21, 2017

December 21, 2016

March 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

May 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017


Register for the SAT here



The SAT uses a 1600-point scale, with the Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800, and the optional essay evaluated separately.  The SAT includes two sections comprised of three tests: Reading, Math, Writing & Language, plus an optional Essay. Some schools may require the Essay, so be sure to ask before you take the SAT.

What's on the SAT:


  • 52 multiple–choice questions
  • 65 minutes
  • Passages or pairs of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences)
  • Learn more about the SAT Reading Test


  • 58 multiple–choice questions and 1 set of “extended-thinking” grid-in questions )
  • 80 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
  • Learn more about the SAT Math test

Writing & Language

  • 44 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills
  • Learn more about the SAT Writing test

Essay (Optional*)

  • 1 essay
  • 50 minutes
  • Read a passage and explain how the author builds a persuasive argument 

    *We recommend taking the 
    SAT essay because some schools require it.



2016-17 Test Dates

Registration Deadline

September 10, 2016

August 5, 2016

October 22, 2016

September 16, 2016

December 10, 2016

November 4, 2016

February 11, 2017

January 13, 2017


Register for the ACT here



The ACT college readiness assessment contains five curriculum- and standards-based assessments: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The assessment is used as a college admissions and placement test and measures the skills and knowledge needed for first-year college success. Additionally, the ACT includes a career exploration component that stimulates students' thinking about future plans and relates personal characteristics to career options.  The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: 

English     Math      Reading      Science    

PLUS an optional 30 minute Writing Section

ACT results are accepted by all four-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 four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).