ACT/SAT test dates and fees
College admissions tests – the ACT and SAT – are a huge part of the college application process. High school counselors typically provide students with the lowdown on when to take these all-important tests. The following is a brief guide to how to register for the tests and the test dates for the 2011-2012 school year.
Sign up online (actstudent.org/regist/index.html) or use the packet provided by your high school counselor or found in your school’s college guidance office. The cost is $34 for the test without a writing portion and $49.50 for the exam with the writing test. Fees include the option of sending scores to four colleges of your choice for free; the fee for additional schools is $10 per school.
The remaining test date for 2011-2012 is June 9 (May 4 registration deadline). For more information about ACT registration, call (319) 337-1270.
Students can register online (collegeboard.com/
fees/fees.html) or through packets provided by high schools. The cost is $49 for the basic SAT. Additional optional fees include a $22 registration fee for basic subject tests, $22 for language with listening tests and $11 for all other subject tests. Registering by phone costs another $15. Fees include sending scores to four colleges of your choice for free; the fee for additional schools is $10 per school.
The remaining test dates for 2011-2012 is June 2 (May 8 registration deadline). For more information about SAT registration, call (866) 630-9305.
Each testing service does provide late and standby registration for a fee; visit their websites for more information.