Students are responsible for registering for any sitting of the ACT, as well as all sittings of the SAT (with the exception of the in-house administration in March/April-->date to be determined for 2018).

Students can register online for the SAT, as well as the ACT. Do not wait until the last minute, while you still may be able to register, you may not get your first choice for test center location. Payment is required at the time of registration.  If you believe you may be eligible for a fee waiver, please see your school counselor.

 

PSAT: 

  • Are offered each October to 10th and 11th graders
  • Practice SAT exam (shorter in length)
  • Allows for the opportunity to qualift for the National Merit Scholarship.

SAT:

  • See below for a comprehensive list of test dates
  • Students can not take the standard SAT the same day as SAT Subject Tests, so please plan accordingly.
  • It's recommended students sit for the SAT three times total, the first sitting will likely be for the in-house SAT senior year.  
  • An August test date has been added for this summer.
  • Students can send scores, for FREE, to up to four colleges beginning anytime before sitting for the test through 9 days after sitting for the test.
  • Scores are released 19 days after the test is taken.  A week AFTER that, scores are then released to colleges by mail, CD, or electronically. 

SAT Subject Tests/SAT 2's:

  • These measure content
  • Check online for requirements for college; some schools will recommend taking these in specific subjects. 
  • Can not be taken the same day as the regular administration of the SAT.
  • Can take up to three subject tests in one sitting.

ACT:

  • Widely accepted instead of the SAT
  • Also manufactured by ETS, but covers additional areas
    • ​English
    • Math
    • Reading (Social Studies/Arts)
    • Science

Websites to register:

www.collegeboard.org

www.actstudent.org

There are many resources available for informational and study purposes in the College & Career Center. There are also conversion charts and handouts in the magazine rack.

 

SAT:

August 26th

October 7th

November 4th

December 2nd

March 10th

May 5th

June 2nd

 

ACT:

September 9th

October 28th

December 9th

February10th

April 14th

June 9th

July 14th

 

CEEB Code: 070750

 

 

Fee Waivers, or test vouchers, means you do not have to pay for the admissions test (SAT or ACT) you are taking.

In order to qualify for a fee waiver, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Participate in free/reduce lunch program
  • Be enrolled in a program for economically disadvantaged students (TRIO, Upward Bound, etc.)
  • Family's annual income falls within the levels listed by the US Dept. of Agriculutre for reduced price lunches (see your guidance counselor)
  • Family receives public assistance
  • Family lives in federally subsidized public housing
  • Is a resident in a foster home

With a fee waiver for the SAT, it allows you the following:

  • Two different SAT administrations
  • Two different SAT subject tests
  • Four college application waivers (You don't have to pay the college application fee)
  • Waived application fees for any colleges on the Common Application
  • Four free score reports to send to colleges

With a fee waiver for the ACT, it allows you the following:

  • Two different ACT administrations

Please note that fee waivers only cover the test administration cost and the fee for sending scores to four colleges (All students can send scores to four colleges within 9 days of taking the test-The fee waiver gives an additional four without a time restriction).  Late registration is not covered, nor are the fees associated with sending scores to colleges that are over the four college allotment.

 

IMPORTANT:  Stamford High School only receives a certain number of fee waivers based on the number of students that used them the prior year.  If a student registers with a fee waiver but DOES NOT sit and take the test, we lose that fee waiver for the following year.   

 

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Forlenzo or your school counselor.