Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

March 9, 2019**

February 8, 2019

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019

Register for the SAT here


The SAT uses a 1600-point scale, with the Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800, and the optional essay evaluated separately. The SAT includes two sections comprised of three tests: Reading, Math, Writing & Language, plus an optional Essay. Some schools may require the Essay, so be sure to ask before you take the SAT.

What's on the SAT:


  • 52 multiple-choice questions
  • 65 minutes
  • Passages or pairs of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences)
  • Learn more about the SAT Reading Test


  • 58 multiple-choice questions and 1 set of "extended-thinking' grid-in qu​​estions )
  • 80 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
  • Learn more about the SAT Math test

Writing & Language

  • 44 multiple-choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills
  • Learn more about the SAT Writing test

Essay (Optional*)

  • 1 essay
  • 50 minutes
  • Read a passage and explain how the author builds a persuasive argument

    *We recommend taking the SAT essay because some schools require it.


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019

Register for the ACT here


The ACT college readiness assessment contains five curriculum- and standards-based assessments: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The assessment is used as a college admissions and placement test and measures the skills and knowledge needed for first-year college success. Additionally, the ACT includes a career exploration component that stimulates students' thinking about future plans and relates personal characteristics to career options. The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

English Math Reading  Science

PLUS an optional 30 minute Writing Section

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).