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ACT/SAT Information

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

ACT/SAT – REQUIRED FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION:

SAT vs. ACT

The road to college can be a confusing and hectic experience. Choosing the right admissions test to take, (SAT or ACT) doesn’t have to be. While most colleges across the country accept scores from either test, the SAT and ACT are significantly different, and in many ways, they measure different skills. Use the information below to decide which test in best for you.

 

SAT- COLLEGE  ENTRANCE EXAM

SAT Reasoning is one of two college entrance exams required by most colleges and universities. SAT Reasoning measures verbal and math reasoning ability needed to succeed in college-level work. Scores range from 200–800 on each section. A score of 500 on each section, or a total score of 1000, is generally in the top 50%.  Pre-registration is required about six weeks in advance.

SAT Link:   https://sat.collegeboard.org/home

 

ACT – COLLEGE  ENTRANCE EXAM

The ACT is one of the two college entrance exams required by most colleges and universities. ACT test skills in English, Math, Science Reasoning, and Reading. Scores range from 1 to 36 on each section.

Those scores are combined into a composite score, which also ranges from 1 to 36. A score above 20 is generally in the top 50%.  Pre-registration is required, about six weeks in advance.

ACT LINK:   www.act.org

 

ACT & SAT PREP-  VERY IMPORTANT!

https://www.march2success.com/   (Free!  Gives you a diagnostic course of study!)

www.act.org

www.collegeboard.com

www.number2.com

www.princetonreview.com

www.studyblue.com

 

ACT TEST DATES

2016-2017

Date:                                    Deadline:

Sept. 10, 2016                     Aug. 7, 2016

Oct. 22, 2016                       Sept. 16, 2016

Dec. 10, 2016                      Nov. 4, 2016

Feb. 11, 2017                      Jan. 13, 2017

April 8, 2017                       Mar. 3, 2017

June 10, 2017                     May 5, 2017                                  

            

 
 

 

SAT TEST DATES

 

2016-17 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.

2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available
(Find Dates)
Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
Mail Phone/
Online

Oct. 1, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Sept. 1, 2016 Sept. 13, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016

Nov. 5, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 18, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016

Dec. 3, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016

Jan. 21, 2017

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 3, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017

March 11, 2017

Register

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date Feb. 10, 2017 Feb. 21, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

May 6, 2017

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Apr. 7, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017

June 3, 2017

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 9, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017

 

 

 

                                                                                                  HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CODE:  443 500

 

DIFFERENCES AT A GLANCE

SAT

 

ACT

- No science section

 

- Science reasoning section

- No trigonometry questions

 

- Math includes trigonometry

- Vocabulary emphasized 

 

- Vocabulary less important

- Non multiple-choice questions included

 

- Entirely multiple choice

- Guessing penalty

 

- No guessing penalty

- No English grammar   

 

- English grammar tested

- Math accounts for 50% of score

 

- Math accounts for 25% of score

- Questions go from easy to hard

 

- Easy and hard questions mixed within

- In most sections  SAT Critical Reading

is like analyzing

 

- Reading is more like researching a debate term paper

- If you are good at interpretation, you’ll do

well on the SAT

 

- If you are more of a quantitative thinker, you might be comfortable on the ACT

 

         ACT/SAT  SCORES – How to Read Them

 

     The SAT Reasoning Test has three scores:

  • Critical Reading – Possible 800 score
  • Math – Possible 800 score
  • Writing – Possible 800 score
  • Possible 2400 score

Most admissions/scholarships emphasize the Critical Reading and Math Score –   possible 1600

 

The ACT Subject Test has 4 subjects:

  • English – Possible 36 score
  • Math – Possible 36 score
  • Science Reasoning – Possible 36 score
  • Reading – Possible 36 score
  • Composite score – Possible 36