It is recommended that students take ACT and/or SAT I towards the end of their junior year. Some students will take SAT II in late junior or early senior year if they are choosing to apply at the more prestigious national schools (Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, M.I.T., etc.). 9th grade students take EXPLORE and 10th grade students take PLAN in an effort to help familiarize students with ACT testing. Students may choose to take the PSAT in October of their junior year in an effort to prepare for the SAT I exam.
Michigan State University Testing Office has an excellent section on Test Preparation which outlines strategies, tips, library, web resources, and links to the official web pages for all national tests free of charge.If you're taking the ACT, this ACT registration info will come in pretty handy! Check the ACT registration dates below to make sure you plan your time appropriately before you register.
The 2014 ACT Test without Writing registration fee is $38, which includes sending your scores to four colleges of your choice. If you want to take the optional ACT Writing test with the ACT, your test fee goes up to $54.50, and there are more fees if you're late, want to take the test standby or need to change testing centers.
The price is worth it, though, considering the money you could make with an excellent ACT score.
2014 - 2015 ACT Test Dates
|Test Date||Registration Ends||Late Registration Time Frame||ACT Score Release Dates|
|Sept. 13, 2014||Aug. 8||Aug. 9 - 22|
|Oct. 25, 2014||Sept. 19||Sept. 20 - Oct. 3|
|Dec. 13, 2014||Nov. 7||Nov. 8 - 21|
|Feb. 7, 2015||Jan. 9||Jan. 10 - 16|
|April 18, 2015||March 13||March 14 - 27|
|June 13, 2015||May 8||May 9 - 22|
2014-15 SAT Dates and Fees
SAT Reasoning Test...........$52.50 SAT Subject Tests..............$15.00
Late Registration Fee..........Basic fee + $28.00
For information on the SAT Fee Waiver.
|Test Date||Regular Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|October 11||September 12||September 30|
|November 9||October 9||October 28|
|December 6||November 6||November 24|
|January 24||December 29||January 13|
|March 14||February 13||March 3|
|May 2||April 6||April 21|
|June 6||May 8||May 27|