SAT and ACT Dates and Deadlines

The SAT is one of two standardized college admissions tests in the US. The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared you are for college by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression. The ACT, like the SAT, is a standardized test designed to show colleges how prepared you are for higher education by measuring your reading comprehension, knowledge of writing conventions, and computational skills and then comparing you with the rest of the students who take it.

Guidance Counselors prefer that you have completed Algebra I and Geometry before you take the tests. You may need to take both tests a couple of times; at least once in the spring of your junior year and once at the beginning of your senior year. Some institutions require the SAT II subject tests.

You can register for register for either of these tests by picking up a registration packet from your Guidance Counselor, your Project Discovery Counselor or by registering online for the SAT or registering online for the ACT. Please note that you must upload a headshot of yourself when you register.

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SAT Dates and Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline  Registration Deadline with a Late Fee Location
October 3, 2015 September 3, 2015 September 22, 2015 AC Reynolds HS, Andrews HS, Asheville HS, N Buncombe HS, The Asheville School, Carolina Day School, Enka HS, Swain HS,TC Roberson HS, Franklin HS, Hayesville HS, Murphy HS, Madison HS
November 7, 2015 October 9, 2015 October 27, 2015 AC Reynolds HS, Asheville HS, Hayesville HS, TC Roberson HS, The Asheville School, Tuscola HS, Murphy HS, Andrews HS, Smoky Mt. HS
December 5, 2015 November 5, 2015 November 24, 2015 The Asheville School, Swain HS, Hayesville HS, Murphy HS, Asheville HS,
AC Reynolds HS, Carolina Day Scool, Franklin HS, Robbinsville HS, TC Roberson HS


ACT Dates and Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline Registration Deadline with Late Fee Location
September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 21, 2015 Andrews HS, AC Reynolds HS, The Asheville School, N Buncombe HS, Hayesville HS, Tuscola HS, TC Roberson HS
October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 October 2, 2015 Robbinsville HS, AC Reynolds HS, Murphy HS, TC Roberson HS, Asheville HS, Madison HS
December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 20, 2015 AC Reynolds HS, TC Roberson HS, Swain HS, Cherokee HS, Hayesville HS, Franklin HS, Pisgah HS
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