College Entrance Exams

Some universities require that applicants take either the SAT or ACT. For more information, or for help deciding which test to take and how to prepare, check with Beyond CHS.

College Entrance Exams

Some colleges, universities, and other programs (for example NCAA, ROTC) may require either the SAT or ACT exam as part of their college entrance requirements and/or merit scholarship consideration, but most* colleges and universities have moved to Test Optional admissions.  Juniors primarily take the exams in the winter and spring; however, some seniors who want to improve their scores may choose to take them in the fall of senior year.  SAT and ACT exams are no longer required for any of the Oregon Public Universities – OSU, UO, PSU, WOU, OIT, SOU and EOU.  *Note: Many colleges and universities are eliminating the SAT or ACT requirement. Check each college or university admission requirements online, as well as this list of over 1700 test-optional colleges and universities.

Preliminary SAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

For Juniors only: The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is a practice test for the SAT; it is also used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program, National Achievement Scholarship Program, Hispanic Recognition Program, and other scholarships and recognition programs listed here. It utilizes junior year (11th grade) PSAT exam scores only. The next PSAT exam at CHS will take place in October 2022. Look for an email in early September with more details.


Register online at:

Use CEEB code: 380210. Use your four free send score reports at registration!

Search test centers/dates online

  • Cost: $60*
  • Add $30 for late registration

*See/email Mrs. Corrigan for SAT fee waivers, if you qualify.

2022-2023 SAT Dates, Deadlines & Local Locations

Exam DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineClosest Location
August 27, 2022July 29August 16search online
October 1, 2022September 2September 20CVHS
November 5, 2022October 7October 25search online
December 3, 2022November 3November 22CHS
March 11, 2023February 10February 28CVHS
May 6, 2023April 7April 25search online
June 3, 2023May 4May 23search online


Register online at: CHS school code: 380210. Always use your four free score send reports at time of registration!

  • Cost: $88* with writing, $63* without writing
    • Add $36 for late registration

*See/email Mrs. Corrigan for ACT fee waivers, if you qualify.

2022-2023 ACT Dates, Deadlines & Local Locations

Exam DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineClosest Location
September 10, 2022August 5August 19search online
October 22, 2022September 16September 30South Albany HS
December 10, 2022November 4November 11CVHS
February 11, 2023January 6January 20Search online
April 15, 2023March 10March 24CHS
June 10, 2023May 5May 19search online
July 15, 2023June 16June 23search online