Entrance Test Dates and Fees
Most colleges require either the SAT® or ACT entrance exam. Register online for both: SAT® - www.collegeboard.com; ACT - www.actstudent.org. You may also secure paper registration forms for either test from your school counselor.
2015-2016 SAT® and SAT® Subject Tests™ Dates
Administered by The College Board
|Regular Registration Closes||Late Registration Closes||TEST DATE||Test|
|September 3, 2015+||September 18, 2015||October 3, 2015||SAT® & Subject Tests|
|October 9, 2015+||October 23, 2015||November 7, 2015||SAT® & Subject Tests|
|November 5, 2015+||November 20, 2015||December 5, 2015||SAT® & Subject Tests|
|December 28, 2015+||January 8, 2016||January 23, 2016||SAT® & Subject Tests|
|February 5, 2016+||February 19, 2016||March 5, 2016||SAT® ONLY|
|April 8, 2016+||April 22, 2016||May 7, 2016||SAT® & Subject Tests|
|May 5, 2016+||May 20, 2016||June 4, 2016||SAT® & Subject Tests|
Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.
+U.S. dates are postmark dates; deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.A.).
2015 PSAT/NMSQT® Test Dates:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 or Wednesday, October 28, 2015
2015-2016 Advanced Placement (AP®) Test Dates:
Check The College Board website www.collegeboard.org for dates.
|SAT® Subject Tests|
|Basic Registration Fee||$26.00|
|Language Tests with Listening||Add $26.00|
|All other Subject Tests||$18.00|
|PSAT/NMSQT® Test Fee||$15.00|
|AP Test Fees||$91.00|
|CLEP® Test Fees
(plus $10.00 for the optional essay)
Special Registration Fees (add to total test fees)
|RE-registration by Phone||$15.00|
|Late Registration||Add $28.00|
|Change Test, Test Date or Test Center Fee||$28.00|
Score Reporting Fees:
|Additional Score Report||$11.25|
|Phone Rush Reporting Service||$31.00|
|(plus $11.25 for each report)|
|SAT® Scores by Phone (fee per call)||$15.00|
|SAT® and AP Scores (online or via mail, only)||no charge|
|Additional Online AP Scores||$15.00|
|Rush Processing Fee||$25.00|
Additional Services Fees
|SAT® Question-and-Answer Service (QAS)||$18.00|
|Student Answer Service||$13.50|
|Retrieval fee for archived scores (additional fees may apply)||$31.00|
|Multiple-Choice Hand Score|
|Essay Score Verification||$55.00|
Waitlist Testing: If you miss the late registration deadline, there is still a chance you can take the SAT® on standby to a waitlist. Test centers accept standbys on a first-come, first-served basis only if they have enough space, testing materials, and staff - so admission cannot be guaranteed. To be considered for standby testing, please be present at the test center on test day before 7:45 a.m. Bring your completed Registration Form, sealed in its envelope, along with payment by check, money order, or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "The College Board". You will also be charged a standby fee of $46.00 in addition to the regular fee for the test or tests you wish to take. Exception: Students taking Language Tests with Listening cannot test as standbys.
The SAT® online score report is available free to every student who takes the exam. All you need is a collegeboard.com account. You can still choose to receive your SAT® score report in the mail.
ACT Assessment Test
Some institutions in Texas award academic credit and advanced placement based on a student's
performance on the ACT Assessment.
Both advanced placement and academic credit may be awarded to students based on their scores on three of the four ACT Assessment curricular areas: English, Mathematics, or Science. This is the same examination utilized in the admissions process. Depending upon the college or university, requirements of minimum scores, number of credit hours granted and other conditions may vary.
ACT Assessment Test Administered by ACT, Inc.
|Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration||TEST DATE|
|August 7, 2015||August 8-21, 2015||September 12, 2015|
|September 18, 2015||Sept. 19 - Oct. 2, 2015||October 24, 2015|
|November 6, 2015||November 7-20, 2015||December 12, 2015|
|January 8, 2016||January 9-15, 2016||February 6, 2016|
|March 4, 2016||March 5-18, 2016||April 9, 2016|
|May 6, 2016||May 7-20, 2016||June 11, 2016|
Basic Fee (includes up to 4 score reports)
|ACT Assessment Fee||$39.50|
|ACT Assessment Plus Writing||$56.50|
|5th & 6th score report at time of registration||$12.00 ea.|
|Late Registration Fee||additional $25.00|
|Standby Testing on Test Date||additional $49.00|
|Phone Registration (plus basic or late fee)||additional $15.00|
|Test Date Change||$23.00|
|Test Center Change||$24.00|
|ACT scores online||No Charge|