SAT & ACT

College Admissions Exams

What is the SAT? What is the ACT?

The SAT and the ACT are both college admissions exams offered through two different companies. The two tests cover similar content; however, some students may find that they prefer one test over the other. The best way to determine which test to take is to look through the student guide/handbook for each test for example questions. Pick the test that makes the most sense to you and is offered at the time that is convenient for you. You may choose to take both tests if you desire and you may retake these tests as many times as you like--colleges will accept your highest score. All colleges will accept either test.

Do I need to take the SAT or ACT?

You must take one of these tests for admission into the majority of four-year colleges and universities. Some colleges require a specific score for admissions purposes and some will accept any score; you must check the college admissions webpage for more information from your specific college of interest.


You do not have to take these tests if you are going to a community college; however, you may find that many scholarships require a test score and you may want to complete one of these tests to remain eligible for these scholarships. If you do not take the SAT or ACT, it is likely that you will have to take placement tests at the community college you attend. They will test your skills in various subjects and place you in the appropriate level classes for each subject area.

2018-2019 SAT Test Dates - Hosted at Mazama


  • Test Date: October 6th Register by: September 7th Late Registration*: September 26th
  • Test Date: November 3rd Register by: October 5th Late Registration*: October 24th
  • Test Date: December 1st Register by: November 2nd Late Registration*: November 20th
  • Test Date: March 9th Register by: February 8th Late Registration*: February 27th
  • Test Date: June 1st Register by: May 3rd Late Registration*: May 22nd



Henley High School Code: 380555

Mazama Test Center Code: 38235

Register online: sat.org/register


*Late Registration costs more!


Registration note: if you set up a CollegeBoard account with your PSAT results from 10th or 11th grade, you MUST use the same account to register for the SAT. If you forgot your login information, you may use the "forgot username" and "forgot password" functions.


If you need help with registration, please contact CollegeBoard:


Since the SAT is run by a company outside of the high school, school counselors do not have access to student accounts and are not able to register students, reset passwords, or complete any other task for students. Students must contact CollegeBoard directly with any questions or concerns.

SAT Practice - Khan Academy

TIP: use your PSAT results from 10th and/or 11th grade to get your FREE personalized SAT practice on Khan Academy

2018-2019 ACT TEST DATES - HOSTED AT OREGON TECH


  • Test Date: October 27th Register by: September 28th Late Registration*: October 14th
  • Test Date: April 13th Register by: March 8th Late Registration*: March 25th



Henley High School Code: 380555

OIT Test Center Code: 034840

Register online: actstudent.org


*Late Registration costs more and is NOT covered by a fee waiver!


If you need help with registration, please contact ACT:


Since the ACT is run by a company outside of the high school, school counselors do not have access to student accounts and are not able to register students, reset passwords, or complete any other task for students. Students must contact ACT directly with any questions or concerns.

Cost

SAT:
  • Without Essay: $47.50
  • With Essay*: $64.50
  • Late Registration Fee: $29.00


ACT:

  • Without Essay: $50.50
  • With Essay*: $67.00
  • Late Registration Fee: $30.00


If you are on free or reduced lunch or have any sort of financial hardship, please see your counselor for an SAT or ACT fee waiver. You will enter this fee waiver code during your online registration to take the test for free.


*Check with your college of choice to see if they require the essay portion. Most colleges do not require this for admission. You may find an essay score useful for some scholarships or specific college programs of study.