ACT/SAT & Other Testing
YORK'S 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.
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.
TEST PREPARATION RESOURCES
For current information on Test Prep, please see announcement page.
Test Prep Overview:
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! Inclusion of any company or tutoring service is not an endorsement by York or District 205. These are purely informational resources. Each family must do their own research to determine what is best for each student.
Test Prep Considerations - Here are some factors to take into consideration while evaluating what type of test prep is best for each student.
Free ACT/SAT test prep through the Elmhurst Public Library for holders of an EPL card:
Anyone with an Elmhurst Public Library card can access free test prep. If any questions arise, contact the Adult Services department at the Library 630-279-8696.
SAT NATIONAL TEST DATES:
To Register, or for more information, go to: www.sat.collegeboard.com
|Sept 26, 2020||8/26/2020|
Oct 3, 2020
|Nov 7, 2020||10/7/2020|
|Dec 5, 2020||11/7/2020|
|March 13, 2021||2/12/2021|
|May 8, 2021||4/8/2021|
|June 5, 2021||5/6/2021|
**SAT Subject Tests NOT offered on this date.
ACT NATIONAL TEST DATES:
|Test Date||Registration Deadline|
|Sept 12, 2020||8/31/2020|
|Sept 13, 2020||8/31/2020|
|Sept 19, 2020||8/31/2020||
|Oct 10, 2020||9/17/2020||
|Oct 17, 2020||9/17/2020||
|Oct 24, 2020||9/17/2020|
|Oct 25, 2020||9/17/2020||
|Dec 12, 2020||11/6/2020||
|Feb 6, 2021||1/8/2021||
|Apr 17, 2021||3/12/2021||
|June 12, 2021||5/7/2021|
|July 17, 2021||6/18/2021|
Writing on ACT or SAT?
Very few colleges require the writing portion of the ACT or SAT. Check college websites.
PSAT/NMSQT FOR GRADE 11 (JUNIORS)
College Board provides a wealth of information about how PSAT is scored, how to understand your score report, and much, much more.
There are also free prep resources through Khan Academy (listed to the left) and Study Point - HERE is their information.
This video is a good/quick explanation of your PSAT Score Report and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-bOhSzyig
The Selection Index Score for National Merit Commended Students in the Class of 2020 was 221.
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
ACT/SAT CONVERSION CHART
The following conversion chart provides the comparable ACT/SAT scores. College Board and ACT do not list the same set of scores so we have provided the information they each have posted as the comparable scores.