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SAT/ACT Information 2017-2018

SAT/ACT Test Dates

2017-2018 Testing Dates & Deadlines

ACT  www.actstudent.org

Test Dates Registration Late Registration Period
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 Sept 23 - Oct 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018

SAT  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register                                 

Test Dates Test Registration Deadline


Late Registration


August 26, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests July 28, 2017 August 15, 2017
October 7, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests  September 8, 2017  September 27, 2017
November 4, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests  October 5, 2017  October 25, 2017
December 2, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests   November 2, 2017  November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 SAT Test ONLY (No Subject Tests) February 9, 2018  February 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 SAT & Subject Tests April 6, 2018  April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 SAT & Subject Tests   May 3, 2018  May 23, 2018


Sending Test Scores to Colleges:

Students must have official test scores (SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT) sent to colleges from the testing agencies – College Board (SAT, Subject Tests) or ACT.

Be sure to check with each college as they have different deadlines in which they must receive official test scores.

UC applicants need to submit test scores (SAT and/or ACT) to one campus to which the student will be applying.

Test scores will be disseminated to all campuses to which the student applied. Scores must be received by the end of December.

You can list CSUMentor as an SAT score recipient. The SAT institution code for CSUMentor is 3594. CSUMentor will then store your scores for ALL CSU campuses to utilize.

If you have not yet sent your scores to either a CSU campus or CSUMentor, you can request this at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

Senior Athletes! NCAA must have a copy of your SAT or ACT scores. Use the code 9999 for both SAT and ACT to have your official scores sent from the testing agency

What is the test structure?

Three sections - 1 Evidence based reading and writing test, 1 Math test

1 writing (optional).

Five- test exam: Math, English, Reading, Science and Writing (optional)
What is the test content?

Math: Concentrated focus on problem solving and data-analysis. Real world problem solving accompanied by informational graphics. Calculator permitted for 37 questions, not permitted for 20 questions.  Fundamentals through 10th grade math, including Geometry and limited Algebra II

Reading: Reading and writing combined into “evidence based reading and writing”. Does not contain sentence completions. Tests understanding of passages from U.S. & World Literature, History / Social Studies and Sciences.

Writing and Language: “Expression of ideas” and “Standard English Conventions” through passages and relating to Careers, History / Social Studies, Humanities and Science. Questions pull from extended prose (400 – 450 words)

Essay: Optional. 50 minutes to analyze 650 – 750 word document and draft an essay. Tests reading, analysis and writing skills.

Math: Up to trigonometry

English: Usage/Mechanics and Rhetorical Skills

Reading: four passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Studies, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Science: charts, graphs, data interpretation

Writing: optional essay (30 minutes) Evaluate and analyze multiple perspectives on a complex issue. Scores in four areas: ideas and analysis, development and support, organization and language use.

How is the test scored? Score is based out of 1600; 800 for Math, 800 for reading & writing. Optional essay will receive a separate score.

1-36 for each test, averaged together for a composite score of 1-36

2-12 for the writing test 

Are all the test scores sent to schools? Unless you enroll in Score Choice, all of your scores will be reported to colleges.
You can choose which scores get sent to colleges
Need more information?

Educational Testing Service (ETS):

(866) 756-7346



ACT, Inc.:
(319) 337-1270



Services for students with disabilities:
Some students with documented disabilities are eligible for accommodations on College Board exams (including the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 or AP Exams) if their request for accommodations has been approved by Services for Students with Disabilities. Visit www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities for more information.
Students may also receive reasonable accommodations appropriate to the examinee's diagnosis and needs on the ACT. ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an examinee's disability. For more information, visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration/accommodations.html.
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