College Entrance Exams

In order to apply to some universities, high school students must take either the SAT or ACT, depending on where you plan to apply. For more information and help deciding which test to take and how to prepare for these tests, check with Beyond CHS.

2020-21 Updates

Most colleges and universities are waiving the SAT or ACT requirement for the Class of 2021 due to COVID-related test cancellations. Check each college or university admission requirements online, as well as this list of over 1500 test-optional colleges and universities, to see if you need an SAT or ACT for admission.

Winter 2021 SAT Review Class is now closed.

 

Preliminary SAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is a practice test for the SAT that is also used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. It utilizes junior year (11th grade) test scores only.

We highly recommend that students in the eleventh grade take the PSAT, even if they have taken it before.

Note: Registration for the January 26 PSAT exam for juniors has closed.

SAT

Register online at: www.SAT.org. Use the CEEB code: 380210. Use your 4 free send score reports at registration!

  • Cost: $64.50 with essay, $49.50 without essay
    • Add $30 for late registration

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

Remaining 2020-2021 SAT Dates, Deadlines and Locations

Exam DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineClosest Location
March 13, 2021February 12March 2CVHS
May 8, 2021April 8April 27West Salem HS
June 5, 2021May 6May 26Corvallis High School

ACT

Register online at: www.ACT.org.  CHS school code:  380210. Use your 4 free score send reports at time of registration!

  • Cost:  $70 with writing, $55 without writing
    • Add $35 for late registration

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

Remaining 2020-2021 ACT Dates, Deadlines and Locations

Exam DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineClosest Location
February 6, 2021January 8January 15Marist (Eugene), South Eugene HS
April 17, 2021March 12March 26CHS, Marist (Eugene), South Eugene HS
June 12, 2021May 7May 21South Albany HS, Marist (Eugene), South Eugene HS
July 17, 2021June 18June 25Glencoe HS (Hillsboro)