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SAT/ACT Facts

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the ACT are usually first taken in the junior year of high school.  The SAT measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving and writing, while the ACT measures up to five components consisting of English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing. The SAT and ACT are taken by college-bound students. Both tests can be taken more than once. The SAT and ACT also provides the opportunity for each student to connect to scholarship opportunities, place out of certain college courses and learn more about their academic strengths.

 

Note that as per the 2017 initiative, every NYC DOE high school junior will have the opportunity to take the SAT once, free of charge, at their school on SAT Day (date TBD).

 

If a student would like to take the SAT again, or the SAT II/ACT, It is the responsibility of each student to officially register for the SAT and/or ACT. Registration takes place online at sat.collegeboard.org (SAT) or at www.actstudent.org (ACT). Students must go online, create an account, and sign up for the SAT and/or ACT at a local testing site, based upon the location of their home.

 

If a student receives free or reduced lunch at Maspeth High School, they should meet with the College Advisor or Guidance Counselor, because they may be entitled to a fee-waiver for the test. Note that students are only allowed two waivers for each exam if they qualify. 

 

If they do not qualify, the SAT costs $47.50 without the essay. The SAT with essay costs $64.50

                                  the ACT costs $46 without the essay. The ACT with essay costs $62.50

                                  SAT IIs has a flat fee of $26, with each additional test costing $22 each

 

 

High School codes are needed when you register for SAT and ACT.

Maspeth High School's Code is: 331953

 

 

SAT DEADLINES 2020-2021

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE (additional $29)

AUG 29

JULY 31

AUG 18

SEPT 26

AUG 26

SEPT 15

OCT 3

SEPT 4

SEPT 22

NOV 7

OCT 7

OCT 27

DEC 5**last time to take test for scores to still count toward applications for seniors

NOV 5

NOV 24

MAR 13

FEB 12

MAR 2

MAY 8

APR 8

APR 27

JUNE 5

MAY 6

MAY 26

 

**Note as of March 2016, the SAT exam underwent the following changes:

 

  • The SAT is now scored out of 1600.
  • The Reading and Writing sections on the current SAT have been combined into a single section in, with a maximum score of 800. Writing is now known as "Writing and Language."
  • The Essay is optional and has changed dramatically.
  • Instead of 5 answer choices for each question, there will be only 4.

 

ACT Deadlines 2020-2021 

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
Sept 12, 2020 Aug 7, 2020 Aug 21, 2020 Sept 22; Oct 6, 2020
Oct 24, 2020 Sept 20, 2020 Oct 4, 2020 Nov 3; Nov 17, 2020
Dec 12, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Dec 22, 2020; Jan 5, 2021
Feb 6, 2021 Jan 8, 2021 Jan 15, 2021 Feb 16; Mar 1, 2021
Apr 17, 2021 Mar 5, 2021 Mar 19, 2021 Apr 20; May 4, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 22; July 6, 2021
July 17, 2021** June 11, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 27; Aug 10, 2021

 

 

The following links provide important information concerning testing:

 

SAT Information

ACT Information

PSAT Information

Advanced Placement (AP) Information

 

See the links below for step by step instructions on how to register for the SAT and ACT. 

 

This video shows you how to register for the SATs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzns51ebAqU
  

Sending SAT/ACT Scores to Colleges
 

Once students know where they want to apply for college, they must send their SAT/ACT scores electronically from the collegeboard and ACT websites to their college choices. The link providing all college school codes for the ACT is:


https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-College-Codes.pdf

  

See the files below for step by step instructions on how to send scores. Note that there can be a fee associated with sending scores.

 

This video link also shows you how to send your SAT Scores via collegeboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs6upoKwyJ8

 

This video link also shows you how to send your ACT scores via act.org: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ1kMUaX5kA

 

Links to free online Standardized Testing Prep:

https://www.number2.com/

Free SAT and ACT prep

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test

Free SAT prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

Free SAT prep

http://ineedapencil.ck12.org/

Free SAT prep

http://www.majortests.com/sat/

Free SAT prep

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

Free ACT prep

http://www.mhpracticeplus.com/act.php

Free ACT Prep

 
 
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