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About the Tests

SAT Fast Facts

  • Offered 7 times a year (October, November, December, January, March, May and June)
  • Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • Topics tested: Reading, Math, and Writing
  • Maximum score: 2400 (3 sections with max score of 800)
  • Negative marking test (aka you LOSE points for wrong answers and GAIN points for correct answers)

PSAT Fast Facts

  • Given in October of Junior year
  • Sophomores can opt to take it as well
  • Does NOT count! Colleges will never receive results
  • If you perform extremely well, you could qualify for a National Merit Scholarship
  • Topics covered: Reading, Math, Writing
  • Maximum score: 240 (3 sections with max scores of 80)
  • ACT Fast Facts:

  • Offered 6 times a year (September, October, December, February (not in New York or internationally), April, and June).
  • Topics tested: English, Math, Reading, Science, optional Essay
  • Maximum score: 36 (each section has max score of 36 and the overall score is compiled by averaging the 4 sections)
  • Students are not penalized for wrong questions

SAT Subject Test Fast Facts:

  • 1-hour exams given 6 times a year (October, November, December, January, May, June)
  • Maximum score: 800
  • Students can take up to 3 Subject Tests at each test date
  • Not required by all schools
  • Subjects offered:
    • Literature
    • World History
    • U.S. History
    • Math Level 1 & 2
    • Biology E/M
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • German
    • Chinese
    • Hebrew
    • Japanese
    • Korean

SAT Test DateRegistration DateLate Registration Date (extra fee)
November 3October 4October 22
December 1November 1November 16
January 26December 28January 11
March 9February 8February 22
May 4April 5April 19
June 1May 2May 17

ACT Test DateRegistration DateLate Registration Date (extra fee)
December 8November 2November 16
February 9*January 11January 18
April 13March 8March 22
June 8May 3May 17


*Not offered internationally or in New York.

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