We recommend that Juniors consider taking the SAT and/or ACT beginning in the spring. This is the ideal time, as it allows juniors to retake the exams later on in Junior year or during the beginning of their senior year to increase their scores. Please do not wait until Senior year to take your first test!!
We wanted to remind you about some study resources available to help you prepare for the SAT and ACT.
Click the button below to view a full-length ACT practice test (using retired questions from previous ACT administrations. The manual also contains tips for preparing for the test and what to expect on test day.
The SAT is changing beginning in March! To help prepare for the next SAT, the button below contains a link to Khan Academy, which is offering a ton of preparation resources for the new SAT.
Do you want more information about how the SAT is changing? Click here to view the presentation we gave to students and their families at the beginning of this school year. You can also click here to view information directly from the College Board website.
Upcoming Test Dates
The remaining 2015-16 test dates and registration deadlines for the ACT are:
The remaining 2015-16 test dates and registration deadlines for the SAT are:
* There will be no SAT Subject Tests on the March 5th test date
Ready to Register for the SAT and/or ACT?
Ready to sign up? There are a few things you need to know about. First, registration is NOT conducted through the School Counseling Office. Students/Families are responsible for completing the registration online through the ACT and SAT websites respectively. School Counselors are happy to assist students with questions about registration, but they do NOT sign up through our office. Click the buttons below to visit the ACT and SAT registration websites.
Additionally, it is important to note that seats for each administration are limited. Students are encouraged to sign up well in advance in order to reserve a spot at their desired testing location. This also helps avoid late-fees when registering past the first deadline! Please note that RCHS does not host the ACT and SAT on all available test dates. You may need to travel to another location.
Some students may be eligible to receive fee waivers to take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and AP Exams. If a student is eligible for a fee waiver, they should see their school counselor for a copy of a fee waiver BEFORE completing the online registration.
Make sure you read the test day requirements carefully - you must bring an approved photo ID and your test ticket (created when you register). You will not be permitted to enter the testing site without both of these pieces of information. If you have any questions, please see your school counselor well in advance of the test date!