SAT and ACT
Who Needs To Take Them:
- Out of State University applicants: Visit School Websites to determine requirements
- In State University applicants: Not required for admission, but may be required for scholarship consideration – Prior to this year, they were required. We have yet to receive notification for next year.
- Community College applicants: Not required. You will take a placement exam in the spring of your senior year to determine your course entrance level. If you have a 2.5 overall GPA, you will not need to take the placement test.
Find test prep information, test dates and registration information for the SAT and ACT here.
- During your junior meeting appointment with your counselor, review your transcript and discuss plans for applying to college.
- Develop a list of colleges to visit in the summer by doing college searches in Naviance and through Collegeboard’s website.
- Register for the SAT/ACT tests if your universities have not become test optional for next year. Remember that Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are early in the fall so if you need test scores you want to have them done by the end of summer.
- Talk to coaches about colleges if you are interested in participating in NCAA sports and register with the NCAA Eligibility Website.
- Check in the College & Career Center for possible summer opportunities.
- Register for Summer School if you need to improve grades for college admission.
- Study for AP exams if you are taking them.
June - July:
- Find a summer job/volunteer in an area that interests you.
- Participate in a summer program at local colleges.
- Attend summer School, if needed.
- Visit Colleges and begin writing your college essay – Common App essay prompts are open for you to start working on them.
- Finalize your resume.
- Submit your in-state college applications through the university websites.