ACT vs NEW SAT
For information on the similarities and differences between the ACT and the New SAT, please click the button below.
Dates for upcoming tests and associated registration deadlines are not yet available, but will be posted here as soon as they have been distributed for publication.
The ACT (“American College Test”) is now the more popular college admissions standardized test in the US, with the number of test-takers exceeding that of the SAT. The ACT covers skills that you’ve learned in school. The test has four sections: English, Math, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences. You can find out more information by visiting www.actstudent.org. In college admissions, the ACT Composite Score is by far the most important score. It is calculated by taking an average of your four core section scores, with these important points: The Composite is rounded to the nearest whole number; and 0.5 is rounded UP to the nearest whole number.
**ALL JUNIORS IN THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL TAKE THE ACT TEST FOR FREE**
Students must register to take the ACT and may do so using the button below. The information you provide during registration will be visualized on your score report to help you explore possible careers that align with your stated interests. Registration takes approximately 40 minutes and you should be prepared with the following information:
- Desktop or laptop with an internet connection
- Credit card or other form of payment
- High School course details
- Headshot photo – now or anytime before the photo deadline
- BCHS Code: 290020
The SAT test is broken down into four categories: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay. You can find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the SAT and what the test will measure by visiting collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.
Students must register to take the SAT and may do so using the button below. Below is a list of what you will need to do:
- Sign in to your free College Board account – your parent or counselor can’t register for you
- Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information. Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID
- Decide if you want to answer other questions about yourself. This takes time, but it’s worth it if you want colleges and scholarship organizations to find you (learn why you should opt in to Student Search Service®)
- Decide whether to sign up for the SAT with Essay (see which colleges recommend or require it)
- Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements
- Check out and print your Admission Ticket