Important 2020-2021 College Readiness Assessment Information

Washington Catholic High School Code: 153695

It is important that you use our school code (153695) when you register for the SAT, ACT, or PSAT so that we receive your scores and can put them on your transcripts!

 
  • Many colleges and universities want the score reported directly to them from the testing headquarters SAT (College Board) and ACT.
  • Each college and university has its school code. You can find this code on the school’s registration website or see Miss Birchler for help finding school codes.  You will need this code if you want your test scores sent to schools of your choice.
  • Up to four schools (not counting Washington Catholic) can be named to receive the scores at no charge at the time of registration. However, there is a charge AFTER the test to send scores or to send.

SAT


Washington Catholic will make every effort to offer a school day administration of the SAT, but it is the responsibility of the student to ensure they complete this test and achieve the necessary score for their school(s) of choice.  We will communicate if/when we are able to schedule a school day administration, but you should plan to take the test on one of the days it is offered.  You may take the test more than once - taking the test earlier in the year would allow you to try it a second time if you need to improve your score!

SAT Test Prep

Khan Academy offers free online SAT test prep.  You can link your College Board account with your Khan Academy account for personalized recommendations based on your PSAT performance.  Khan Academy provides videos and text explanations for skills the PSAT and Khan’s activities indicate you need for improving your SAT score.  Full-length practice exams are available, too - free!  Access test prep and tips from Khan Academy here: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

SAT Test Dates

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be changes to the way the SAT is offered and dates are subject to change.  There will be NO June 2020 SAT test administration.  If stay-at-home orders or government guidelines require, the SAT may be offered in a digital format online.

 

SAT fee and waiver information: The cost to take the SAT is $50.50 without Writing and $64.50 with Writing.  Check with your school(s) of choice - some require you to complete the Writing portion of the SAT test.  This information will be located on the school’s website.

 

College Board offers fee waivers to qualifying low-income Juniors and Seniors.  Waivers are good for all tests given within the academic year - so Juniors would need to reapply for a waiver their Senior year.

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline (late fee of $29 and fee for phone registration)

August 29, 2020

●    Registration will open for test dates through December in May.

 

●    Exact registration dates will be provided the week of May 26th.

This information will not be available until the end of May.

 

Please check the College Board website for more information.

September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

November 7, 2020

December 5, 2020

March 13, 2021

May 8, 2021

June 5, 2021

Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June (this date has been cancelled)
  • In the high school class of 2021 and do not yet have SAT scores

 

ACT


In addition to the SAT, colleges and universities also look at ACT scores.  Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other, both tests cover (generally) the same information, and neither is harder than the other.  Some students find they do better on the SAT while others seem to do better on the SAT.   One key difference between the ACT and SAT is the ACT also includes a Science Reasoning section that tests your critical thinking skills (not your science knowledge).

 

Starting in September 2020, ACT will offer individual section retest options, online testing with faster results, and superscoring. (**Superscoring works by taking your best scores on various sections across multiple test administrations.  If you take the ACT twice, your best score on each section will be used for your overall score.  You may also do this with the SAT.**

 

ACT Test Prep

ACT Academy is an online, personalized practice tool designed to help students study and achieve their highest possible ACT scores.  This service is free to join.  This service does not require inputting personal information, but it also doesn’t connect to your scores automatically so you will need to have your score report handy to enter if you have previously taken the ACT or PreACT.  Learn more about and join ACT Academy here: https://academy.act.org/

 

ACT Test Dates

In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, ACT announced they will offer a flexible schedule for summer 2020 test dates and test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020.

 

ACT fee and waiver information: The cost to take the ACT without Writing is $55 and the cost of the ACT with Writing is $70. Check with your school(s) of choice - some require you to complete the Writing portion of the ACT test.  These fees include your personal score report, a report sent to Washington Catholic, and reports sent to up to four colleges or universities as long as you enter their codes at the time of registration.

 

ACT offers four fee waivers for Junior or Senior students who meet economic guidelines.  These waivers cover the ACT test and late fees, but starting in September 2020 they may also be used to cover section retesting.  Please see Miss Birchler for more information about ACT fee waivers.

 

Fees for additional services may include:

  • 1 Section Retest $44
  • 2 Section Retests $48
  • 3 Section Retests $52
  • Late registration $30
  • Standby testing $55 (refunded if you the test center is full)
  • Test date change $32
  • Test center change $32
  • Additional score reports $13 (covers 5th and 6th college choices)

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline (late fee of $30 required)

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 9 - 22

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 20-26

September 12, 2020

August 14, 2020

August 15-28

October 24, 2020

September 18, 2020

September 19 - October 2

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 7 - November 20

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

January 9 - January 15

April 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

March 13-26

June 12, 2021

May 7, 2021

May 8-21

July 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

June 19-25

Students will need to upload a photo - be sure to check the deadline for photo upload when you register!

 

PSAT


Once we are able to schedule, Washington Catholic will arrange to administer the PSAT at school in the fall for all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors.  This date is usually in October for Sophomores and Juniors, but Freshmen may take the PSAT in the Spring.

  • The Indiana Department of Education with pay the $16 fee for Sophomores to take the test
  • There will be a $16 charge for Freshmen and Juniors

To be considered for the National Merit Scholarship, Juniors MUST take the test in the fall of their Junior year.  Taking the test as a Sophomore will not make a Junior eligible.

 

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