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College Board created the SAT to measure what students are learning in class and what they need to succeed in college and beyond. Students typically take the SAT in the Spring of Junior year and/or Fall of Senior year. Our school code is 344260. Students who have taken AP exams will use the same log-in username/password to register for the SAT. Fee Waivers are available to students who meet requirements. See your counselor today! More information can be found here-- English | Spanish.
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*East Wake HS is a Test Center on 10/1, 12/3, 3/11, & 6/3
2022-23 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines SAT Date Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation and Late Registration August 27, 2022
July 29, 2022 August 16, 2022 October 1, 2022
September 2, 2022 September 20, 2022 November 5, 2022
October 7, 2022 October 25, 2022 December 3, 2022
November 3, 2022 November 22, 2022 March 11, 2023
February 10, 2023 February 28, 2023 May 6, 2023
April 7, 2023 April 25, 2023 June 3, 2023
May 4, 2023 May 23, 2023
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The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. Each Spring, the state of North Carolina provides the opportunity for juniors to take the ACT for free at their high school. Students can use this score for college admissions requirements. If students would like to improve upon their score, they can sign up to take the test through www.act.org using their state provided ACT ID number. Fee Waivers are also available for students who qualify, select here to learn more.
Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
Photo Upload Deadline
September 10, 2022 August 5 August 19 September 2 October 22, 2022 September 16 September 30 October 14 December 10, 2022 November 4 November 11 December 2 February 11, 2023 January 6 January 20 February 3 April 15, 2023 March 10 March 24 April 7 June 10, 2023 May 5 May 19 June 2 July 15, 2023 June 16 June 23 July 7
SAT vs. ACT
Both the SAT and ACT are accepted by all U.S. colleges. See the charts below to understand the difference between the two tests.
Features SAT ACT Widely accepted All U.S. colleges All U.S. colleges Measures
What students learn in high school
What they need to succeed in college
What students learn in high school Everyday math formulas provided Yes No Tests the vocabulary you’ll use Yes Yes Essay is optional Yes Yes Penalty for guessing No No
Structure and Timing SAT ACT Testing time 3 hours
+ 50-minute essay (optional)
2 hours 55 minutes
+ 40-minute essay (optional)
Structure 3 tests + optional essay 4 tests + optional writing test Number of questions 154 215 Time per question 1 minute, 10 seconds 49 seconds Score range Composite 400–1600 (SAT Essay: reported in 3 dimensions, each 2–8) Composite 1–36 (writing domain scores: 2–12) Test components
Writing and Language Test
*Based on publicly released ACT information as of September 26, 2018.