STANDARDIZED TESTING: SAT/ACT/SAT Subject tests
To view Compass Prep materials from the November 2, 2015 College Testing Coffee, please visit Resources and Links.
The SAT I or up to three (3) SAT Subject tests can be taken on a single test date. The American College Test (ACT) is always on a different weekend from the SAT I and Subject tests. We strongly recommend that students take tests when they feel ready and not before. We also recommend that the SAT or ACT not be taken more than three times. You may find all SAT dates at www.collegeboard.org and ACT dates at www.act.org.
BY THE END OF CLASS 11: Have taken the SAT I or ACT, plus TWO SAT Subject Tests. We, along with the teachers, guide students about the appropriate time to take these tests. Chapin’s curriculum allows for those students who are performing strongly to take the Biology test in June of Class 9, Chemistry and one of the Mathematics exams in June of Class 10. In Class 11, students may elect to take the US History, Literature, Physics, Mathematics, and/or a World Language exam.
The latest date for a senior to take a test for the EARLY DECISION deadline is October. The latest date for a senior to take a test for the REGULAR DECISION deadline is December. Create an account now at www.collegeboard.org and/or www.actstudent.org for resources and registration deadlines.
TEST OPTIONAL: There are also some colleges/universities that do not require scores. These schools are test optional programs. A full list can be found at Fairtest.org.
SAT Subject Tests: Please click HERE to view a list of schools that requires Subject Tests and schools that take the ACT in place of Subject Tests.
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ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS
AP exams are not a requirement for college admissions. These scores may be self-reported and then official sent once you decide where you will matriculate. Exams are offered on specific school days in May.