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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

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE (additional $29)

OCT 5

SEP 6

SEP 24

NOV 2

OCT 3

OCT 22

DEC 7 **last time to take test for scores to still count toward applications for seniors

NOV 8

NOV 26

MAR 14

FEB 14

MAR 3

MAY 2

APR 3

APR 21

JUNE 6

MAY 8

MAY 27

 

**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

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE (additional $29.50)

SEPT 14

AUG 16

AUG 30

OCT 26

SEPT 20

OCT 4

DEC 14**last time to take test for scores to still count toward applications for seniors

NOV 8

NOV 22

FEB 8

JAN 10

JAN 17

APR 4

FEB 28

MAR 13

JUNE 13

MAY 8

MAY 22

 

 

 

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. 
  

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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