• SAT

     

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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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    2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
    SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
    August 28, 2021

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    July 30, 2021 August 17, 2021 August 17, 2021
    October 2, 2021

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    September 3, 2021 September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
    November 6, 2021

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    October 8, 2021 October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021
    December 4, 2021

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    November 4, 2021 November 23, 2021 November 23, 2021
    March 12, 2022

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    February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 1, 2022
    May 7, 2022

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    April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022
    June 4, 2022

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    May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

     

     ACT

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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.

     

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    Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
    Late Fee Applies
    Standby Deadline
    Photo Upload Deadline
    September 11, 2021 August 6 August 20 September 3
    October 23, 2021 September 17 October 1 October 15
    December 11, 2021 November 5 November 19 December 3
    February 12, 2022 January 7 January 21 February 4
    April 2, 2022 February 25 March 11 March 25
    June 11, 2022 May 6 May 20 June 3
    July 16, 2022 June 17 June 24 July 8

     

    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.

     

    Snapshot

     
    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
     

     

     Format

     
    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

    Reading Test
    65 minutes
    52 questions

    Writing and Language Test
    35 minutes
    44 questions

    Math Test
    80 minutes
    58 questions

    Reading Test
    35 minutes
    40 questions

    English Test
    45 minutes
    75 questions

    Math Test
    60 minutes
    60 questions

    Science Test
    35 minutes
    40 questions

     

    *Based on publicly released ACT information as of September 26, 2018.