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Late fees apply for all late registration. $26 for the SAT and $21 for the ACT! Priority score reporting available for both the SAT and ACT for a little extra cash.

Prepare for standardized testing season with prep courses and early registration.

Like network TV shows, both the SAT and ACT take a break for the summer and return again in the fall. The first SAT of the season is in the beginning of October and the first ACT is in the middle of September. If you still need to take (or retake) the SAT or ACT, the summer is a great time to take a test prep course to bone up on that difficult material.

Summer test prep courses are extremely common and readily available. If you’re not completely confident in your testing abilities, find a test prep company near you that can help you improve your test scores. If there isn’t a test prep course nearby or you don’t have the funds to pay for one, there are plenty of free resources online or your local library to help you prepare.

While you will have quite a few opportunities to take you’re the tests you need, it’s always better to get them finished early, just in case you have to retake them due to low scores (God forbid.)

SAT and SAT Subject Test Schedule

Exam Date | Registration Deadline | Late Registration
- SAT Subject Tests Available

January 25, 2014 | December 27, 2014 | January 10, 2014
- U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

March 8, 2014 | February 7, 2014 | February 21, 2014
- N/A

May 3, 2014 | April 4, 2014 | April 18, 2014
- U.S. History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

June 7, 2014 | May 9, 2014 | May 23, 2014 - U.S. History, World History, Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Latin, Modern Hebrew, French, German, Spanish, Mathematics Level 2, Mathematics Level 1, Biology E/M

ACT Schedule

Exam Date | Registration Deadline | Late Registration

February 8, 2014 | Janurary 10, 2014 | Janurary 11-24, 2014
April 12, 2014 | March 7, 2014 | March 8 - 21, 2014
June 14, 2914 | May 9, 2014 | May 10 - 23, 2014

Score Reporting

No matter when you take the SAT, SAT subject tests, or the ACT, remember to have all your scores sent to your prospective schools.

SAT

The SAT allows you to send four free score reports to prospective colleges during registration. Choosing which colleges will receive your colleges during registration ensures that these colleges will receive the scores as early as possible. If you’re in a time crunch, this is definitely the way to go.

You can also request score reports after you complete the test. It will cost you about $10 per school but is well worth it since SAT scores are integral in the admission process.

ACT

The ACT includes a report for you, your high school, and up to four colleges. Each additional report costs $10 and takes a few weeks to reach your prospective colleges.

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