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2014/2015 test dates for the sat and act

2014/2015 SAT/subject Test Dates

test dates tests offered regular & late registration
CLOSING DATES
October 11, 2014 SAT I &
Subject Tests
Regular: September 12, 2014
Late: September 30, 2014
November 8, 2014 SAT I &
Subject Tests

Language Tests
Regular: October 9, 2014
Late: October 28, 2014
December 6, 2014 SAT I &
Subject Tests
Regular: November 6, 2014
Late: November 24, 2014
January 24, 2015 SAT I &
Subject Tests
Regular: December 29, 2014
Late: January 13, 2015
March 14, 2015 SAT I Regular: February 13, 2015
Late: March 3, 2015
May 2, 2015 SAT I &
Subject Tests
Regular: April 6, 2015
Late: April 21, 2015
June 6, 2015 SAT I &
Subject Tests
Regular: May 8, 2015
Late: May 27, 2015

 

2014/2015 ACT Test Dates

test dates regular & LAte registration
closing dates
September 13, 2014 Regular: August 8, 2014
Late: August 22, 2014
October 25, 2014 Regular: September 19, 2014
Late: October 3, 2014
December 13, 2014 Regular: November 7, 2014
Late: November 21, 2014
February 7, 2015 Regular: January 9, 2015
Late: January 16, 2015
April 18, 2015 Regular: March 13, 2015
Late: March 27, 2015
June 13, 2015 Regular: May 8, 2015
Late: May 22, 2015

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COntact info for psat, sat, plan, act
& subject tests

PSAT

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
Email: psathelp@info.collegeboard.org

Regular mail:
PSAT/NMSQT Office
P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720

Tel: (866) 433-7728
Fax: (610) 290-8979
TTY: (609) 882-4118


PSAT/NMSQT Services for Students with Disabilities

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/contact.html
Email: ssd@info.collegeboard.org

Regular mail:
PSAT/NMSQT Services for Students with Disabilities
P.O. Box 6226
Princeton, NJ 08541-6226

Tel: (609) 771-7137
Fax: (609) 771-7944
TTY: (609) 882-4118

 

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SAT AND SUBJECT TESTS

Website: www.sat.collegeboard.org
Email: www.sat.collegeboard.org/contact (Submit info to site for email)

Regular mail:
College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 025505
Miami, FL 33102

Tel: (866) 756-7346
Fax: (Not listed).
TTY: (888) 857-2477


SAT Services for Students with Disabilities

Website: https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities
Email: ssd@info.collegeboard.org

Regular mail:
College Board SSD Program
P.O. Box 8060
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-0060

Tel: (609) 771-7137
Fax: (866) 360-0114
TTY: (609) 882-4118

 

TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT:

Website:www.sat.collegeboard.org/register

Information You Need to Register for a Test:

1. Your name, date of birth, sex and social security number
2. Visa, Mastercard, or American Express #, month/year of expiration
3. Five digit test center code of wher you want to take the test
4. Four digit college or scholarship program codes

 

SENDING SAT & SUBJECT TEST SCORES

You can send your SAT and Subject Test Scores in two ways:

1. When you register for the SAT/Subject Tests, you recieve four free reports at no extra charge.

2. After registering, you can order SAT and Subject Test reports online, by mail or by phone (866-756-7346), but there is a fee. Go to your "My SAT" account to order score reports online. A list of fees is available here.

3. Score choice is available, but not all colleges allow for this. Information about how this works is available here.

4. Information you need to have when ordering Test Score reports:

• Your registration number and test date/s
• Your social security number
• The college code numbers for the schools to which you want the scores sent
• Your credit card number and expiration date
• Your birth date

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AP TESTS

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
Email: apexams@info.collegeboard.org

Regular mail:
AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Tel: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427
Fax: (609) 530-0482

 

AP Services for Students with Disabilities

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap
Email: ssd@info.collegeboard.org

Regular mail:
College Board SSD Program
P.O. Box 8060
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-0060

Tel: (609) 771-7137
Fax: (866) 360-0114
TTY: (609) 882-4118

 

Getting Your AP Scores

Website: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap

 

Sending Your AP Scores to Colleges

Website: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/score-reporting

Tel: 212-632-1780 or 888-225-5427

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PLAN AND ACT

PLAN has been replaced by ACT ASPIRE

ACT ASPIRE Website: http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-plan/
Email: Submit online at: www.act.org/plan/contact.html

Regular Mail: (same as ACT)

ACT National Office
500 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168

Tel: (877) 789-2925

 

ACT Website: www.actstudent.org
Email: Submit online form: www.act.org/contacts/feedback.html

Regular mail:
ACT National Office
500 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 168
Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0168

Tel: (319) 337-1000

 

ACT Services for Students with Disabilities

Website: www.act.org/aap/disab/index.html

 

Testing Centers

Center Testing #1: Standard Time National Testing with Accommodations. Also if re-registering to test with the same previously approved accommodations.

Regular Mail:
ACT Registration
P.O. Box 4068
Iowa City, IA 52243-4068

Tel: (319) 337-1270

 

Center Testing #2: Extended Time National Testing (50% time extension). Also if re-registering to test with the same previously approved accommodations.

Regular Mail:
ACT INC – EXT TIME (81)
P.O. Box 4068
Iowa City, IA 52243-4068

Tel: (319) 337-1851

 

Special Testing

Special Testing: with Extended Time and/or Alternate Test Formats Available (more than 50% time extension; not at a test center)

Regular Mail:
ACT Special Testing
301 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 4028
Iowa City, IA 52243-4028

Tel: (319) 337-1332

 

To register online for the ACTs

Link to Register for ACTs: www.actstudent.org/regist

Information You Need to Register for an ACT Test:

1. Your name, date of birth, sex and social security number
2. Visa, Mastercard, or American Express #, month/year of expiration
3. Five digit test center code of where you want to take the test
4. Four digit college or scholarship program codes

 

SENDING ACT TEST SCORES

Link to Send Scores: www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html

Automated Telephone Requests for Score: www.actstudent.org/scores/send

Rush Report Requests: www.actstudent.org/scores/send/costs.html

 

Information You Need to Have Your Test Scores Sent:

1. Your registration number and test date/s
2. Your social security number
3. The college code numbers for the schools where you want the test scores sent
4. Credit card number and expiration date

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COLLEGES that accept the act instead of the sat I & subject tests

Many students and parents are unaware that some schools accept the ACT in lieu of both the SAT I and Subject Tests. There aren’t a lot of them, but I think you will be surprised at quality of the colleges and universities that do adhere to this policy.

Amherst College
Barnard College
Brown University
Columbia University
Duke University
Haverford University
Pomona College
Rice University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Pennsylvania
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Yale University

 

COLLEGES THAT ACCEPT 2 or 3 SUBJECT TESTS IN LIEU OF THE SAT AND/OR ACT

Can you believe it?! A few colleges accept Subject Tests in lieu of either the SAT and/or the ACT! The colleges are:

Colby College
Middlebury College
New York University (will also accept 3 AP exams or IB Diploma)
University of Rochester (will accept 2 or more Subject Tests, AP or IB exams)

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colleges that require subject tests

subject tests

There are all kinds of policies relating to Subject Tests. In a number of cases, a college’s admissions test policy will stipulate that the school does not require Subject Tests; however, individual colleges, majors and/or programs, including BS/MD, engineering, some science and other special programs, may require or recommend certain Subject Tests regardless of the general admissions no Subject Test policy.

For example, the University of California system of nine universities does not require Subject Tests, but UC Berkeley “recommends Math Level 2 and a science Subject Test for its Chemistry and Engineering colleges;” UC Irvine “recommends Math Level 2 and a science for its Engineering, Pharmaceutical and Physical Sciences schools;” and UCLA “recommends Math Level 2 and a science test for its School of Engineering and Applied Science.” UC Riverside, San Diego and Santa Barbara have similar Subject Test recommendations.

 

colleges that require two subject tests

No college in the U.S. requires more than two Subject Tests. When a college says that two Subject Tests are required, that means you must submit those scores in order to be considered for admission.

adMISSION POSSIBLE TIP:  Be aware that the more competitive colleges are impressed when a student takes and reports more than just two tests.

The Compass Education group in California is a very good source for keeping on top of the Subject Test college admissions requirements. Needless to say a college’s own website is the most authoritative source.

Here is a list of the major colleges that require two Subject Tests:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Pennsylvania
Vassar College
Webb Institute
Wellesley College
Williams College
Yale University

 

COLLEGES THAT RECOMMEND, "strongly recommend," encourage or "strongly encourage" SUBJECT TESTS

Theoretically, if a college “recommends” taking Subject Tests, a student is not required to submit any Subject Test scores in order to meet their admissions requirements. However, in order to be considered a strong candidate, it behooves you to follow each college’s recommendations about Subject Tests, including the number and content area they suggest.

Carleton College
Catholic University
Clarkson University
Davidson College (recommends 2)
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgetown University (recommends 3)
Grinnell College
Hampden-Sydney College
Harvard University (recommends 2)
Hollins University
Johns Hopkins University (recommends 2)
Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Northwestern University
Olin College of Engineering
Skidmore College
Stanford University
University of Delaware (recommends 2)
University of Georgia
University of the Pacific
University of Southern California
University of Virginia (recommends 2)
Washington and Lee University (recommends 2)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

As noted above, each college’s own website admissions section is the best source of information about test requirements, GPA requirements, and other admissions policies and procedures. Resources for this blog include Cigus Vanni’s “2014-2015 School Year: Schools That Require, Recommend or Utilize SAT Subject Tests in Admission or for Placement/Credit (NACAC listerv),” Compass Education Group, College Board’s, The College Handbook 2015, and individual college websites.

 

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test optional colleges

The following are some of the private and public colleges that do not use SAT or ACT scores as a part of their admissions criteria:

Bard College
Bates College
Bowdoin College
Bryn Mawr College
(Many) Cal State universities
College of the Holy Cross
Connecticut College
Dickinson College
Franklin and Marshall College
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Lawrence University
Lewis and Clark College
Pitzer College
Sewanee (University of the South)
Smith College
University of Arizona
University of Oregon
University of Texas
Wake Forest University

A complete list of test optional colleges can be found at www.fairtest.org For more information, you can also read a Huff Post blog I wrote on “Why Students and Parents Need to know the Latest Buzz about ‘Test Optional’ Colleges.”

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conversion chart comparing act scores with old and new sat scores

A new conversion chart has just become available, comparing ACT scores with the old SAT scores and the new SAT scores:

act conversion chart

Source: Princeton Review

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colleges that require sat and/or act with writing tests

Unless a college has declared itself test optional, it goes without saying that it probably has some kind of test requirement. Most of the time, that will be either the SAT with Writing and/or the ACT with Writing. The safest way of determining a college’s testing policy is to go straight to the Testing, Undergraduate Admissions section on its own website.

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