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SAT/ACT

College Entrance Exams:

What are they use for & how do I know I need to submit scores?

College entrance exams are standardized aptitude tests used to evaluate students for college admissions purposes. Individual schools have different requirements. Most will ask for the ACT or SAT. Some will suggest you also submit SAT II Subject Exams, but very few will require it. Some will not require any.

Research requirements for each school and/or program individually.

CMHS School Code: 050683

COVID-19: College Board Updates SAT exams

June SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration

To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020.

Future SAT Administrations, Including September

If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Students can register for these administrations starting in May. We’ll contact students directly when we have the exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.

Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

March and May SAT Administrations

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, College Board canceled the May 2, 2020, SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) were also canceled.

Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds.

Test Dates & Deadlines

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Scores Available

September 12, 2020

TBA

TBA

October 24, 2020

TBA

TBA

December 12, 2020

TBA

TBA

February 6, 2021

TBA

TBA

April 17, 2021

TBA

TBA

June 12, 2021

TBA

TBA

July 17, 2021

TBA

TBA

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  • Watch a video tutorial
  • Notes for Cal States (CSU): If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application.
  • Notes for University of California (UC): Send to one UC campus, and all campuses they apply to will receive it. 
  • Types of Reports & Fees- NO FEE WAIVERS AVAILABLE

    • Regular report- Processed within one week after your request is received, ACT delivers regular reports to colleges and agencies you've selected depending on their preferred schedule—at least every two weeks.

    • $13.00 per test date per report

    • Priority reports- can only be sent within the United States. Processed within two working days after your request, priority reports are usually delivered three to four business days later.
      • $16.50 per test date per report 

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Scores Available

August 29, 2020

TBA

TBA

September 2020 (date TBA) TBA TBA

October 3, 2020

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November 7, 2020

TBA

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December 5, 2020

TBA

TBA

March 13, 2021

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May 8, 2021

TBA

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June 5, 2021

TBA

TBA

Log-in to collegeboard.org

  • Watch a video tutorial
  • Notes for Cal States (CSU): If you list a CSU campus as an SAT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application. You may also use the CSU systemwide institution code (3594) to ensure that all campuses to which you submit an application receive your scores.
  • Notes for University of California (UC): Send to one UC campus, and all campuses they apply to will receive it. 
  • Types of Reports & Fees

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