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Free ACT Prep for All York Students

All York juniors can prepare for the PSAE/ACT with free test preparation web tools. ACT Online Prep is an excellent tool for students to utilize.  There are many features to this test prep website such as - study skills review, test taking strategies, and a review of core ACT subject areas in the diagnostic test feature.

 
This program allows each student to take 2 ACT practice tests. Some junior students will take one of the practice tests today. Students involved in the PSAT will have two opportunities to take a practice ACT test at their own convenience when logging in to this program. Students can access this test prep program wherever internet access is available.   Not only can students take ACT practice tests when logging in to this program, they can learn about test taking strategies and recommended study paths based on their performance on the ACT practice and diagnostic tests.  
 
Junior students will be able to utilize this test prep website over the course of the next year as they prepare for the PSAE exam in April.  Please encourage your student to utilize this test prep program as they study for the very important standardized college admission tests over the next year.  

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 ACT ONLINE PREP

ACT/SAT & Other Testing

ACT National Test Dates: 2015-16

Register & more information here: www.act.org or www.actstudent.org

 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Deadline
February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 January 15, 2016
April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 18, 2016
June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 20, 2016

Do Colleges Require the Writing Portion of the ACT?

Find out here: https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/

Note that the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign announced in January that they will no longer require the writing portion of the ACT beginning with the class of 2013 applicants.

SAT National Test Dates: 2014-15

 To Register, or for more information, go to: www.sat.collegeboard.com

 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline

March 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 February 23, 2016 (online/phone)
May 7, 2016 April 8, 2016 April 26, 2016 (online/phone)
June 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 May 25, 2016 (online/phone

SAT Subject Tests

In some cases, colleges require two or three SAT Subject Test scores for admission. Up to three Subject Tests can be taken on a single test date. The test is usually taken around the time a coures finishes (for example, a junior who is taking AP Chemistry may elect to take the Chemistry Subject Test in May or June, as the school year ends). To determine what Subject Tests are available on any given test date, use this link. Or paste in this URL: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-subject-test-dates

Seal of Biliteracy

Students are able to test for world language proficiency and receive a Seal of Biliteracy on their high school transcript. For more information, go to this link, or paste in this URL: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-subject-test-dates

York's High School Code/CEEB Code

Our School Code is 141805.

You may be asked to provide this on college applications or when registering for ACT/SAT or AP tests.

Test Preparation Resources

Click here for a list of Test Prep Options

For juniors (or younger students) considering test prep options, we have compiled the following document to assist you. We hope it helps!

Test Prep Considerations

Looking for Colleges/Universities That Don't Require ACT/SAT?

For a list of four-year colleges/universities that don't require an ACT/SAT score for admission, check out the following site: www.fairtest.org.

Note that some test optional schools may require additional essays or other supplemental information for applicants who do not submit scores. Also, some schools have specific requirements for a student to apply for admission as test optional. 

ACT/SAT Conversion Chart

Here are links to see the Conversion Chart on the:

ACT website: 

http://www.act.org/solutions/college-career-readiness/compare-act-sat/

and

SAT website:

http://research.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/2012/7/researchnote-2009-40-act-sat-concordance-tables.pdf

 

Concordance between ACT Composite and SAT Reading + Math

SAT CR+M (Score Range)

ACT Composite Score

SAT CR+M (Single Score)

1600

36

1600

1540–1590

35

1560

1490–1530

34

1510

1440–1480

33

1460

1400–1430

32

1420

1360–1390

31

1380

1330–1350

30

1340

1290–1320

29

1300

1250–1280

28

1260

1210–1240

27

1220

1170–1200

26

1190

1130–1160

25

1150

1090–1120

24

1110

1050–1080

23

1070

1020–1040

22

1030

980–1010

21

990

940–970

20

950

900–930

19

910

860–890

18

870

820–850

17

830

770–810

16

790

720–760

15

740

670–710

14

690

620–660

13

640

560–610

12

590

510–550

11

530