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ACT & SAT Testing (The below sites include online registration and practice items)

2011-2012 ACT
Test Dates Registration Deadline
September 10th August 12th
October 22nd September 16th
December 10th November 4th
February 11th January 13th
April 14th March 9th
June 9th May 4th
2011-2012 SAT
Test Dates Registration Deadline
October 1st  September 9th
November 5th October 7th
December 3rd November 8th
January 28th December 30th
March 10th February 10th
May 5th April 6th
June 2nd May 8th

Free Online Practice Sites

Pre-ACT Test Options

9th grade EXPLORE test
10th grade PLAN test
(Please contact your high school counselor for this years dates)

Information on the College Entrance Exams
As a partial fulfillment for admission to universities, colleges, nursing schools, and some technical school programs, prospective students must take one or two different tests. The information listed below is designed to aid in determining which test or tests would be needed in a particular situation. Many take one of these tests in the spring of junior year and may not need to take it again. However, those whose sores are marginal or who are interested in applying for scholarships, may want to retake the test again.

  • Wisconsin residents applying to UW System schools may submit the results of either the ACT or SAT I. The ACT is the preferred test; however all UW schools will except either test. Students will not be advantaged in the admission process by taking one test rather than the other.
  • Either the ACT or the SAT must be taken for admission to any of the Wisconsin private colleges or universities. Check to see which is preferred by a particular college.
  • If you are planning to attend a vocational or technical college in the state it may be necessary to take the ACT to get into certain programs such as the dental hygienist program.
  • Various scholarship programs especially those of national nature, will require SAT or ACT scores as part of the selection process. Students considering an ROTC program or an appointment to a military academy must take one of these exams and in mid Junior year.
  • ACT scores will be sent free to 4 institutions or scholarship programs; SAT sends to 4 schools for the cost of the test. More can be sent for an additional cost. These charges are outlined on the registration booklet for the ACT and SAT
  • Registration materials, which must be mailed to the appropriate testing company, are available now in the Counseling Office. Students should apply as soon as possible for these tests.