College Admission Tests

 

ACT

Register for the ACT at: www.act.org (CEEB or Site Code: 053521)

  • University of California schools require the SAT or ACT (SAT Subject Tests might be recommended for certain majors at specific campuses)
  • California State University schools require the SAT or ACT

 

For a list of schools that deemphasize the SAT or ACT as part of their admission or are “test-optional” go to: www.fairtest.org

ALWAYS VERIFY THE INDIVIDUAL TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY COLLEGE YOU ARE CONSIDERING.

 

2018-19 Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Required

September 8, 2018

August 10, 2018

August 11-26, 2018

October 27, 2018

September 28, 2018

September 29 – October 14, 2018

December 8, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 3-19, 2018

February 9, 2019

January 11, 2019

January 12-18, 2019

April 13, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 9-25, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 4-20, 2019

SAT

Register for the SAT at: www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register (CEEB or Site Code: 053521)

  • University of California schools requires the SAT or ACT (SAT Subject Tests might be recommended for certain majors at specific campuses)
  • California State University requires the SAT or ACT

 

For a list of schools that deemphasize the SAT or ACT as part of their admission or are “test-optional” go to: www.fairtest.org
 

ALWAYS VERIFY THE INDIVIDUAL TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY COLLEGE YOU ARE CONSIDERING.

2018-19 Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Required

August 25, 2018

July 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

October 6, 2018

September 7, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 3, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 24, 2018

December 1, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 20, 2018

March 9, 2019

February 8, 2019

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

Subject Tests

 Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction. The tests’ content evolves to reflect current trends in high school curricula, but the types of questions change little from year to year.  Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they may provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance.

Some Colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. ALWAYS VERIFY THE INDIVIDUAL TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY COLLEGE YOU ARE CONSIDERING. As of Spring 2018, there are only a handful of colleges in the US that REQUIRE SAT Subject tests!

Subject Tests fall into five general subject areas: English, History, Mathematics, Science and Languages

Compass: List of schools that require subject tests.