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1. Students planning to apply to a 4-year college should register to take an ACT/SAT starting junior year.

2. Students are encouraged to take ACT/SAT more than once to increase scores. 

3. ACT or SAT?  Most schools will accept both.

4.  During the registration process, choose to send your scores up to 4 colleges for free.  Also include our high school code (363223) so that your scores are reflected on your high school transcript.

5.  Registration fee waivers are available in the student services office for those students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Students who qualify can receive up to 4 fee waivers anytime during their Junior/Senior year. 

6.  ACT Plus Writing cost is $85 and ACT no writing is $60 and SAT $55. 

*If a student is qualified for free/reduced lunch, they can receive 4 ACT Fee waivers and 2 SAT fee waivers to use anytime Junior/Senior year. Please see the school counselor if you qualify. 

7.  What is the difference between the ACT and SAT?

8.  Practice test booklets are available in the student service office upon request. 


Upcoming ACT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates



Test Date Registration Date Late Registration 
December 10, 2022  November 4 November 11
February 11, 2023  January 6  January 20
April 15, 2023 March 10 March 24

June 10, 2023

 May 5 May 19
July 15, 2023 June 16          June 23         

Register for the ACT at      


Upcoming SAT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration




December 3, 2022

Nov. 3

Nov. 22

March 11, 2023

Feb. 10

Feb. 28

May 6, 2023

April 7

April 25

June 3, 2023

May 4

May 23

You may register for the SAT online at                 



1.  The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college ready.  It is excellent practice for the SAT. 
2.  Elgin will encourage all college-bound sophomores and juniors to take the PSAT which will be held once a year during the school day in the month of October. 
3.  More information about the PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship Program may be found at