Standardized Testing: ACT/SAT
By the end of Class 11, we recommend that each of our students have taken the SAT I with essay or ACT with writing. Each college or university has their own set of requirements. Chapin's College Guidance team, along with the Upper School teachers, guide students about the appropriate time to take these 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. Create an account now at www.collegeboard.org and/or www.actstudent.org for resources and registration deadlines. Please note that it is important to register for these exams several months prior to the test date in order to secure a convenient testing location. Fee waivers are available for students on financial aid.
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.