SAT & ACT

Jefferson High School's School Code
491-178
By entering our school code, you are permitting College Board and ACT to send us a copy of your score report. Your score report will be kept on file in our office and will be available to send with your transcript.  However, the copies that we receive are considered copies by colleges/universities.  Should your college/university require official score reports, you will need to have them sent directly to the school by College Board or ACT.



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The SAT includes critical reading, math, and writing with multiple-choice questions, sentence completion questions, and written essays.  The SAT also offers Subject Tests designed to measure your knowledge and skills in specific subject areas along with your ability to apply that knowledge.  Most subject tests are offered on the same dates as the regular SAT. 

Register at least 30 days prior to testing at https://www.collegeboard.org/.  Registration fees are listed below, updated as of August 2018.

SAT (Essay Excluded)
$47.50
 SAT (Essay Included) $64.50
 Late Registration Additional Fee $29.00
Test Date Change Additional Fee
$29.00
 Waitlist Fee
$51.00
Subject Test Registration Fee
$26.00
 Each Subject Test Fee $22.00
 Language with Listening Test Fee $26.00


The chart below contains current SAT testing dates and deadlines. These dates are subject to change and should be verified on the College Board website listed above.

 August 24, 2019
July 26, 2019 August 13, 2019
 October 5, 2019
 September 6, 2019  September 24, 2019
 November 2, 2019
 October 3, 2019  October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019
 November 8, 2019  November 26, 2019
 March 14, 2020
 February 14, 2020  March 3, 2020
 May 2, 2020
April 3, 2020   April 21, 2020
 June 6, 2020
May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020


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The ACT consists of 215 multiple-choice questions in English, math, reading, and science.  The ACT Plus Writing includes those subject areas plus a 30-minute writing test. 

Register at least 30 days prior to testing at http://www.actstudent.org/.  Registration fees are listed below, updated as of August 2018.

ACT (Essay Excluded)
$50.50
 ACT (Essay Included)
 $67.00
 Test Option Change
$16.50
 Late Registration Additional Fee
 $30.00
  Standby Testing Additional Fee  $53.00
Test Date Change Additional Fee
 $30.00


The chart below contains current ACT testing dates and deadlines. These dates are subject to change and should be verified on the ACT website listed above.

2018-19 ACT Dates
Registration Deadlines
Late Registration
September 14th 2019
August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019
September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4 2019
December 14, 2019
November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2019
January 10, 2019 January 11-17, 2019
April 4, 2020
February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13 2020
June 13, 2020
May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020
June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020


Note: There are various testing locations for both the SAT and ACT; however, These locations' availability change depending on the test date. When registering for either test, the student will be able to choose from a plethora of locations in varying distance from Jefferson High School. Please review the tests' respective home pages to see these testing locations.

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Picture The transition from high school to college can be confusing and complicated.  At the heart of the application process is the college readiness assessment tests that are prerequisites to entering the collegiate world.  The most common (and universally accepted) of these tests are the SAT and the ACT.  

Students often have questions and concerns when it comes to these tests.  Which test should I take?  When should I take it?  Do I need to take both?  Will my school accept either test?  Can I super-score my tests?

It is advised to take either the ACT or SAT at least once during your Junior year to get a feel for the testing process, and again your Senior year if you feel as though you need/want to improve your testing score.  Only one test is generally needed in order to gain entrance into a post-secondary program.  Check the ACT and SAT sections above to help determine testing locations and logistics.

Most major North American colleges and universities will accept both the ACT and the SAT - even if they have a preference.  The image provided is a map of which test is most popular in each of the 50 states.  Check to see which test is most popular in the state your post-secondary institution is in, and make whichever test you choose is accepted.  

Some post-secondary institutions will also super-score (take the best results of your sections across all tests taken) your test scores of the same test type.  For example, if you take the ACT your Junior year and score an English sub-score of 24 and a Math score of 22, but you take it again your Senior year and score an English sub-score of 23 and a Math score of 25, some schools will take your best English score (24) and your best Math score (25) and average them together.  You cannot mix and match the ACT and SAT scores, however.   Not all post-secondary institutions offer this, so check with the admissions page of your post-secondary institution.

 

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