• Standardized Tests


    The UC and CSU Systems no longer require an SAT or ACT!



    Questions that are commonly asked are:
    Which college admissions test should my student take? and
    Which test preparation company is the best?

    There are two admissions tests that colleges will accept, the SAT and the ACT. These two tests are different and occasionally a student will score better on one than the other. I suggest that students try both tests.

    The SAT is a reasoning test. It consists of math and evidence-based reading/writing sections, for a total score of 1600. The ACT tests the student’s knowledge in four areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning with each carrying 1/4 of the weight toward the total score of 36. Colleges know how to compare the different scores. Both registration forms are available in the College/Career Center or students can register online at SAT or ACT

     SAT Subject Tests are no longer available.

     You can find test dates here. Register early to ensure that you get the location you want. Students try to stand-by for ACT only to take the test if they miss the last registration deadline.
    There are many test preparation companies offering classes in Marin. These courses typically consist of a series of group sessions. Several of the local high schools offer free practice test sessions for the SAT.  Watch for e-mail announcements for these dates. 
    Online help:
    Check this list for ACT
    Check this list for SAT

    Get started and register for your test now!! 

    2023/2024 Test Schedule