AHS Code: 340-140
SILSA Code: 340-123
Register at http://sat.org/register
**It is recommended that Juniors take an SAT by the end of Junior year. Students must register.**
Register at http://www.actstudent.org
**All students take the ACT in February/March of their Junior year during a scheduled school day. This is a required test so students do not have to register for it or pay for it.
Please keep the score report you receive after this ACT so that you can use the ID # to send your scores to colleges**
Many colleges and universities are continuing with test-optional policies for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle and beyond. Please double check with your chosen colleges for more specific information about how this will affect your application process.
Paying for the SAT and ACT:
Payment information for the SAT and ACT is available on the sites where you register for the tests. Qualifying students can receive up to 2 SAT fee waivers and 2 ACT fee waivers during their high school matriculation. For a fee waiver, please see your Counselor.
Click here for more info on the differences between the SAT and ACT.
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Preparing for the SAT and ACT
It is recommended to take the SAT/ACT your junior year and continuing to take them in your senior year if you would like to improve your scores. Take the ACT or SAT at least twice so that colleges can "superscore" you (take the highest scores from each section).
The College Board has great resources for preparing for the SAT, including questions of the day sent straight to your phone and practice tests. Check out http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice to help you get the highest score you can.
Use your PSAT scores for free, personalized SAT prep help on My College Quickstart. Check out https://quickstart.collegeboard.org/posweb/login.jsp to enter your personal ID code on your test scores and access the prep materials that are waiting just for you.
ACT has several resources available for preparing for their test including practice tests and questions of the day sent straight to your phone. Check out http://www.actstudent.org/testprep and http://www.act.org/planstudent/ and help boost your ACT score.
Test Prep and Tutoring Services
Red Rover College Prep - test prep and college application assistance
Blue Ridge Tutoring - Summer ACT boot camp, SAT and ACT test prep, tutoring
Partners Unlimited Inc. - Test prep and tutoring available.
Asheville Math - Math Tutoring
Chase Learning - ACT preparation
Sylvan Learning Center - Small group classes
Collegeboard.org - Online SAT prep, free, Individual
ACT.org - Online ACT prep, free
MAHEC - SAT and ACT Prep Courses
Biltmore Tutoring - SAT and ACT Prep Classes
Convenient Tutor, LLC
Website: https://www.futureprep.com/ or call (704) 307-8975
Magoosh - free test prep resources
Inspirica - test prep resources and a free SAT and ACT courses
Khan Academy - FREE individualized prep for SAT. Links with CollegeBoard to provide individualized prep based on a student's PSAT score.