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Test Information

ACT
The ACT is a standardized college entrance exam consisting of four sections (English, Reading, Math, and Science) and an optional Writing section.  Students who take the ACT will receive a score from 1-36 on each of the four main sections, as well as a Composite score, which is an average of the English, Reading, Math, and Science sections.
 
How to Register: All high school students in North Carolina take the ACT for free during the Spring of their Junior year.  Students who wish to test before this date, or re-test after this date must register at www.act.org.
 
Cost: All juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT for free in the spring semester.  
Otherwise, the ACT costs $39.50 without writing and $56.50 with writing.
(Fee waivers are available for eligible students; see Ms. Young for more details.)
 
How to Prepare: ACT Prep books are available in the Guidance Office.  Test prep sessions also take place during YES Time. There are several online prep tools available including, but not limited to:
 
 
SAT
The SAT is a standardized college entrance exam consisting of two sections (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) and an optional Writing section.  Students who take the SAT will receive a score from 200-800 on each of the main sections, and a separate score on the writing section. Students also receive a Composite score, which is an average of the Reading and Math.
 
How to Register: Students who wish to test must register at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.
 
Cost: the SAT costs $49.50 without writing and $64.50 with writing.
(Fee waivers are available for eligible students; see Ms. Young for more details.)
 
How to Prepare: SAT Prep books are available in the Bear CAVE. There are several online prep tools available including, but not limited to:
www.khanacademy.org/sat
www.march2success.com
kaptest.org/sat/free/events
princetonreview.com/college/free-sat-practice-test