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ACT Website (registration, test prep, and other information)
Fees for 2019-2020: $52 (no writing) and $68 (with writing)—Fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Please see your counselor for a fee waiver form.
Do I need the ACT w/Writing? Some colleges require the writing portion of the ACT. Make sure you do your research to know if your potential school(s) require the writing portion for admission. Kansas colleges do not require the writing portion for admission
2019-2020 ACT Test Dates
Test Date                                             Deadline                                             
(Late Fee Required)                           
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
***December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
***April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
***June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020


***There is a Test Information Release Service (TIR) available to purchase for the December, April, and June test dates. The cost is $22 and students will receive a copy of the test booklet, a list of your answers, and the answer key. This is a great tool to use to help study for future tests because you are able to review the actual test questions from the test. You are able to purchase this when you are registering for the test on the ACT website. 



2019-2020 SAT Test Dates
 SAT Date    Registration    Deadline      Late Registration    by Mail      Late Registration by  Phone/Online    Deadline for Changes
Aug. 24 July 26 Aug. 6 Aug. 13 Aug. 13
 Oct. 5  Sept. 6  Sept. 17  Sept. 24  Sept. 24
 Nov. 2  Oct. 3  Oct. 15  Oct. 22  Oct. 22
 Dec. 7  Nov. 8  Nov. 19  Nov. 26  Nov. 26
 Mar. 14  Feb. 14  Feb. 25  March 3  March 3
 May 2  Apr. 3  Apr. 14  Apr. 21  Apr. 21
 June 6  May 8 May 19  May 27  May 27

*Please visit CollegeBoard to see more detailed information and when specific subject tests are offered.


Test-Prep Information/Opportunities:

PowerPrep ACT Prep:

February 14.  See counselor for information.    

Seminar Test-Prep 2019-2020: (Sign up in the front office when advertised in the announcements.)         

    Semester One dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, and 11/22

    Semester Two dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, and 1/31


Wichita State University ACT Prep Workshops: Click HERE to learn more. 


Online Test-Prep Links

ACT Academy (free)

ACT Prep from (free and fee based programs)

      Students who are eligible for fee waivers can also receive ACT Online Prep for free.

SAT Prep from

PSAT information and practice test

Khan Academy  (PSAT/SAT)

Method Test Prep

Chegg Test Prep

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