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Find out if your prospective school is going to require the traditional ACT or the ACT with Writing. You can check at www.actstudent.org; click on “Writing Test Option” on the left-hand side, then on “Search Writing Test Requirements by College”. You can look up a college by name or by state. Besides checking the web site, it might be a good idea to call the college’s Office of Admissions to find out if they require the writing test. Schools have to keep ACT updated for this part of the web site to be accurate.

Registration packets are available in the Guidance Office. You can also register online at www.actstudent.org(ACT) You will have to pay by credit card if registering online. Registering online is the preferred method for the test.

If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, see me for a fee waiver which would allow you to take the exam for free! You can take the ACT for free TWICE while you are a junior/senior. You can take the SAT for free TWICE as a junior/senior. Also, I have a form you can submit to colleges/universities asking them to waive the application fee.

If you have an IEP or 504 Plan that allows for extended time for testing, let me know well in advance of the registration deadlines! We can complete the paperwork for you to apply to take the ACT or SAT with extended time. ACT or SAT will make the final decision as to whether it will be allowed!

The ACT is administered in September, October, December, February, April, and June. (BHS will offer all test dates!)

The SAT is administered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June. Information regarding the SAT and/or registering for it can be found at www.collegeboard.com.

ACT TESTING DATES (Burlington HS will host all testing dates! Lebo HS will host December and April dates!)

TEST DATE DEADLINE LATE DEADLINE PHOTO UPLOAD DEADLINE
October 22nd September 16th September 30th October 14th
December 10th November 4th November 18th December 2nd
February 11th January 13th January 20th February 3rd
April 8th March 3rd March 17th March 31st
June 10th May 5th May 19th June 2nd

ACT without writing — $42.50 ACT with writing—$58.50

TAKE NOTE: If you are mailing in your registration, you must do so early enough that ACT receives it by the deadline, or it will be considered late!!!!!!!! This is a change from past practice!!! It is preferred that you register online!

Registration packets are available in the Guidance Office or register online at www.actstudent.org.

WHS School Code: 170-090

See Mrs. Newton if you think you might qualify for a fee waiver or extended time testing.

The other college entrance test is the SAT. The SAT is broken into 2 separate tests: the SAT and the SAT Subject Area Tests.

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. To register for the SAT, please visit http://www.collegeboard.org, and click on SAT, then register.