Standardized Testing before College Applications are Due

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Even if the submission date seems far away, there are many instances in which you might decide to submit earlier than expected. Applying to colleges early through Early Action will give you an advantage in both acceptances and in many instances, merit scholarships. Applying through Early Decision will give you an admission advantage, but probably no merit scholarships. It is important to note that the Early Decision option is binding and says you will attend a school if accepted. Early action is not. No matter which option you choose, it is important to be fully prepared with your best scores possible.

 

The good news is that as a high school senior you will probably get your highest scores yet. The less happy fact is that practicing for the ACT or SAT over the summer will help determine your success. This means balancing having fun and quality time with your books.

 

College consultants are seeing the more popular colleges’ test scores rising each year. This means that the test score that would have gotten you in last year may not be enough next year. Below are the dates and links to register early so that you can go to the testing center of your choice.

 

ACT testing dates 2015-2016

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015
February 6, 2016* January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016
June 11, 2016** May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.

www.ACT.org

SAT testing dates 2015-2016

Below are the dates for the SAT.  March 5 is the first date for the new SAT and scores will not be available until June. Make sure to check the website for registration deadlines.

SAT Date SAT Subject
Tests Available
(
Find Dates)
Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes Status
Mail Phone/
Online
Oct
3
·         Subject Tests Sep
3
Send Reminder
Sep
18
Sep
22
Sep
22
Register Now80 days left
Nov
7
·         Subject Tests Oct
9
Send Reminder
Oct
23
Oct
27
Oct
27
Register Now116 days left
Dec
5
·         Subject Tests Nov
5
Send Reminder
Nov
20
Nov
23
Nov
23
Register Now143 days left
Jan
23
·         Subject Tests Dec
28
Send Reminder
Jan
8
Jan
12
Jan
12
Register Now196 days left
Mar
5
Feb
5
Send Reminder
Feb
19
Feb
23
Feb
23
Register Now235 days left
May
7
·         Subject Tests Apr
8
Send Reminder
Apr
22
Apr
26
Apr
26
Register Now298 days left
Jun
4
·         Subject Tests May
5
Send Reminder
May
20
May
25
May
25
Register Now325 days left

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

Please check the SAT website for dates for the subject tests.

www. SAT.collegeboard.org

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