ACT / SAT College Entrance Exams

  • Four-year colleges, and some traditional two-year colleges that now offer four-year programs, require high school students to take either the SAT or ACT exam. Colleges will accept either exam as part of the college admission process. Scores necessary to obtain admission into a college varies depending on the selectivity of the college.
    Students may register for one of these exams online. Students who register online will know immediately if they received their first test center choice; they can print out registration day exam tickets and can make changes online if there are any errors.
    Sending Reports to Universities/Colleges -- North Tonawanda School code: 334230

2020-2021 SAT / ACT Test Dates

  • SAT:

    The CONFIRMED dates are as follows:

    • August 29, 2020
    • September 26, 2020
    • November 7, 2020
    • March 13, 2021
    • May 8, 2021
    • June 5, 2021

    View complete SAT schedule...


    The only CONFIRMED dates are:

    • October 24, 2020
    • February 6, 2021 (CANCELED; the ACT will contact students to reschedule)
    • April 17, 2021


ACT / SAT Online Registration

  • SAT - Achieve More

    Students should consider taking the SAT twice - spring of junior year and fall of senior year. Colleges look at the highest scores in each section.

    • Register online at the College Board website.
    • Contact SAT toll-free at 1-866-756-7346.
    • SAT Codes - Lists for majors, colleges and testing centers.
    • Cost:
      • SAT - $52
      • SAT with Essay - $68
      • SAT II subject test - $22
      • Subject test registration fee - $26
      • Late registration fee - $30
      • Send scores to colleges - $12 per school (first four schools are free)
    The ACT  

ACT & SAT Prep Courses


  • The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
    The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills.
    The test is given in the fall each year. View more information.
    The CONFIRMED PSAT date is October 17, 2020. The cost is $25. See Mrs. Graves in the Career Center, Room 113, to register.