SAT and ACT information

Colleges and universities use SAT and ACT results in their admissions decisions.
4th and 5th Year Students should take the SAT or the ACT at least twice during their 4th and/or beginning of 5th year. 
Test fees are approximately $55, but Mrs. Wicker has fee waivers for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. (Please see Mrs. Wicker with any issues with financial need.)
Please see Mrs. Wicker with any questions or concerns. 
2017 - 18 SAT registration deadlines: 
 Test Date Aug 26   Oct 7 Nov 4
Dec 2 
Mar 10 May 5 Jun 2 
 Registration Deadline  July 28 Sept 8 Oct 5  Nov 2 Feb 9  Apr 6 May 3 
 A late fee can be paid to register approximately 2 weeks after the deadline.
2017 - 18 ACT registration deadlines: 
 Test Date  Sept 9  Oct 28 Dec 9 Feb 10 Apr 14  June 9 July 14
 Registration Deadline  Aug 4 Sept 22 Nov 3  Jan 12  Mar 9 May 4  June 15
 A late fee can be paid to register approximately 1 and a half weeks after the deadline.
SAT Prep Workshops are offered through MAHEC often. Check your email for updates from Mrs. Wicker on those dates.
Helpful links:
Prep Factory: this website is super is a very user friendly site to prepare for either the SAT or the ACT. Check it out

March 2 Success is a website sponsored by the US Army that offers ACT and SAT test prep (as well as info on other college related topics.

Where Do You Go From Here?

All Schools in North Carolina will accept either the ACT or the SAT. Students should take one or both at least twice each. The tests are slightly different and it is encouraged that students take practice tests to see which they might feel more comfortable taking (see links above). When you are planning for college, look into the college entrance test requirements and averages for each school.  CFNC provides average test scores of incoming freshmen for each North Carolina college. This information is provided in the admissions section of each school’s profile at

A good rule of thumb in college planning is to start early, so begin thinking about college entrance tests in your sophomore year and plan on taking the the SAT or ACT in Year 4.

NEW! Use Khan Academy to help prepare for the SAT for free. 
NEW! Use Khan Academy to help prepare for the SAT for free.