• Students may take either ACT, SAT or both as all colleges will accept either.  Not all colleges require admissions tests. For more information, go to www.fairtest.org.

    Students should register online for the SAT at https://www.collegeboard.org/ or ACT at www.actstudent.org.

    Juniors should begin their college testing in the spring of junior year.  In the senior year, students should consider retaking the ACT or SAT in the fall after additional preparation over the summer. Students may also take tests in November and December (check with specific CSU campuses for exceptions).

    • All colleges accept either the SAT with Essay or the ACT with Writing.
    • We recommend taking the SAT with Essay in March or May or the ACT in April or June.
    • SAT Subject Tests, if required or recommended by your colleges, should be taken in June.
      • SAT and Subject Tests cannot be taken on the same day. The SAT Subject Tests are not required for admission to the University of California.
      • Students may submit scores if they wish to demonstrate academic mastery.
      • Competitive majors on some campuses may recommend particular SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate subject proficiency.
      • For more information, go to: UC Subject Test Recommendations

     

    The SAT tests reading, writing and language, and math.  The ACT tests English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. We strongly recommend that students take the optional writing test for SAT and ACT.

    Please take advantage of the four free score reports that can be sent to colleges at the time of registration or for a few days after the test. Otherwise, there is a fee to send your test scores to colleges.  REDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL DOES NOT SEND OFFICIAL TEST SCORES TO COLLEGES.  STUDENTS MUST SEND OFFICIAL SCORES THROUGH THE THE COLLEGE BOARD AND ACT WEBSITES.

    See your College & Career Specialist for information regarding practice test opportunities.


  • SAT TEST DATES FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

    TEST DATE

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE*

    August 25, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    8/7 (by mail); 8/15 (online or phone)

    October 6, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    9/18 (by mail); 9/26 (online or phone)

    November 3, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    10/16 (by mail); 10/24 (online or phone)

    December 1, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    11/13 (by mail); 11/20 (online or phone)

    March 9, 2019**

    February 8, 2019

    2/19 (by mail); 2/27 (online or phone)

    May 4, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    4/16 (by mail); 4/24 (online or phone)

    June 1, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    5/14 (by mail); 5/22 (online or phone)

    *Late fee required
    **March 10, 2018 – SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

    ACT TEST DATES FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

    TEST DATE

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE*

    September 8, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    August 17, 2018

    October 27, 2018

    September 21, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    February 9, 2019

    January 4, 2019

    January 18, 2019

    April 13, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    March 22, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    May 17, 2019

    July 13, 2019**

    June 14, 2019

    June 21, 2019

    *Late fee required
    **No test centers scheduled in California for the July test date.


  • SAT TEST DATES FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

    TEST DATE

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE*

    August 24, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    8/6 (by mail); 8/14 (online or phone)

    October 5, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    9/18 (by mail); 9/25 (online or phone)

    November 2, 2019

    October 4, 2019

    10/15 (by mail); 10/23 (online or phone)

    December 7, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    11/20 (by mail); 11/26 (online or phone)

    March 14, 2020**

    February 14, 2019

    2/26 (by mail); 3/4 (online or phone)

    May 2, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    4/14 (by mail); 4/22 (online or phone)

    June 6, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    5/20 (by mail); 5/27 (online or phone)

    *Late fee required
    **March 14, 2020 – SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

    ACT TEST DATES FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

    TEST DATE

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE*

    September 7, 2019

    August 9, 2019

    August 25, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    September 27, 2019

    October 13, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    November 1, 2019

    November 18, 2019

    February 8, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 17, 2020

    April 18, 2020

    March 13, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 25, 2020

    July 18, 2020**

    June 19, 2020

    June 29, 2020

    *Late fee required
    **No test centers scheduled in California for the July test date.