Most colleges require students to take college entrance exams such as the SAT or the ACT. The emphasis that college admissions officers place on standardized tests varies from college to college; however, they are still required by most colleges. Please check with the schools that interest you to find out which test they require and specific scores needed.
ACT (American College Testing):
You can register for the ACT online at www.act.org. This is the preferred method of registration unless you are needing special accommodations. You can also find information about fees, practice tests, and test preparation using the ACT website.
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Registration is online at www.collegeboard.com . Additional information on test preparation, scores, fees, and college planning can also be found on this useful website.
Basic Cost: $50
IF YOU NEED A FEE WAIVER FOR THE ACT OR SAT AND ARE ON FREE/REDUCED LUNCH, PLEASE SEE YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. EACH STUDENT CAN RECEIVE UP TO TWO FEE WAIVERS FOR EACH TEST.
FCPS has recently subscribed to an online study guide site for the ACT for all district high schools. The diagnostic test results for juniors have been posted. To access the site, parents will need the 8-digit Infinite Campus number which will serve as the username and as the password. This information has been mailed to junior parents but they may also call 381-3639 to get this information.
There are currently books available for checking out in the school library that can help students prepare for the ACT and the SAT as well.
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- Author: Stephanie Bruce
- Updated: Friday, February 08, 2013