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

SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test

The SAT is offered in October, November, December, January, March, May & June. To register for the SAT, visit
Not sure on which test to take between the ACT and SAT? Try this nifty quiz offered by Kaplan.

PSAT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT. It is offered at El Dorado HS in October; 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. For information on the PSAT, click here.

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. 

Testing Resources

For additional resources, visit the El Dorado Union High School District Website on College Testing.