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**CUNY has gone test free for the 2021-2022 application cycle:
**SUNY has gone test optional for the 2021-2022 application cycle:

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Testing (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 high school on SAT Day (date TBD).

If a student would like to take the SAT again, or the ACT, It is the responsibility of each student to officially register for the SAT and/or ACT.
  • Registration takes place online at (SAT) or at (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 $52.
  • The ACT costs $46 without the essay. The ACT with essay costs $62.50
  • High School codes are needed when you register for SAT and ACT. MHS Code is: 331953
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline (has late fee charges)
August 28 July 30 August 17
October 2 September 3 September 21
November 6  October 8 October 26
December 4 (seniors - last time to take test for scores to still count towards college applications) November 4 November 23
March 12 February 11 March 1
May 7 April 8 April 26
June 4 May 5 May 25
ACT Deadlines 2021-2022 
Test Date Deadline Late Deadline (has late fee charges)
Sept 11 Aug 6 Aug 20
Oct 23 Sept 17 Oct 1
Dec 11 (seniors - last time to take test for scores to still count towards college applications) Nov 5 Nov 19
Feb 12 Jan 7 Jan 21
Apr 2 Feb 25 Mar 11
June 11 May 6 May 20
The following links provide important information concerning testing:
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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:


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:


This video link also shows you how to send your ACT scores via




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