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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.  Students are encouraged to take the ACT Plus Writing.  ACT Plus Writing cost is $62.50 and SAT with Essay cost is $60.00.

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

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


Upcoming ACT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Score Release Date

July 17, 2021

June 18th

July 27th

September 11, 2021

Aug. 6th

Sept. 21st*

October 23, 2021

Sept. 17th

Nov. 2nd*

December 11, 2021

Nov. 5th

Dec. 21st*

February 12, 2022

Jan. 7th

Feb. 22nd*

April 2, 2022

Feb. 25th

Apr. 12th*

June 11, 2022

July 16, 2022

May 6, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 21*

July 26*

*Asterisk indicates anticipated score release dates.

Register for the ACT at

Upcoming SAT Dates, Deadlines, and Score Release Dates

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Score Release Date

August 28, 2021

July 30th

Sept. 10th

October 2, 2021

Sept. 3rd

Oct. 15th

November 6, 2021

Oct. 8th

Nov. 19th

December 4, 2021

Nov. 4th

Dec. 17th

March 12, 2022

Feb. 11th

Mar. 25th

May 7, 2022

Apr. 8th

May 20th

June 4, 2022

May 5th

July 13th

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