Ideally, students should take the ACT or SAT in spring of their junior year. Seniors who are testing (or re-testing) should sign up for a September or October date to best meet college deadlines. Sign up asap to get the best selection of test location.
ACT: American College Test
The ACT is offered in September, October, December, February, April & June. To register for the ACT, visit actstudent.org.
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT is offered in October, November, December, January, March, May & June. To register for the SAT, visit collegeboard.org.
SAT Subject Tests:
SAT Subject Tests are an additional opportunity to show your knowledge of a specific subject. There are 20 SAT tests which cover: English, history, mathematics, science and languages. These tests help colleges understand your strengths and are a good indicator of how ready you are for college level courses. Some schools require you to submit SAT Subject Test scores, while other schools recommend or consider SAT Subject Test scores for the admission process. Check out this list of colleges that use the test and always be sure to double-check a college’s official policy on its own website.
Not sure on which test to take between the ACT and SAT? Try this nifty quiz offered by Kaplan.
The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT. It will be offered at El Dorado HS on October 10, 2018; registration begins in September. Bring your payment (cash or check) to the Counseling Office to register. Juniors who score well on the PSAT are entered into the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Advanced Placement (AP)
For the 2018 AP exams, students at El Dorado High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. Click here for more information and to register online.