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College Testing

 Attention Seniors! The SAT and ACT are now OPTIONAL for most colleges. If you do decide to participate in testing, some schools may consider your scores if you submit them. If you want to know more about your potential colleges and if they are considering aptitude scores, you can ask any of the staff from our College and Career Center or check the websites for specific colleges and universities.


Study and Prep

Take a free online practice test.

Free SAT/ACT prep:

Borrow SAT/ACT prep books from the College and Career Center or the Hayward Public Library.

Dates and Deadlines

SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates:

SAT Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline (A fee applies) 
September 26, 2020 August  26,  2020 September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 22, 2020
November 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 October 27, 2020
December 5, 2020** November 5, 2020 November 24, 2020

SAT Registration: SAT Collegeboard


ACT Test Dates:

ACT Test Dates  Registration Deadline  Late Registration Deadline (A Fee Applies) 

September 12, 2020

August 14, 2020 August 15-28, 2020
October 24, 2020 September 18, 2020 September 19 - October 2, 2020
December 12, 2020** November 6, 2020 November 7-20, 2020


ACT Registration: ACT Student

Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch?  See your counselor for a fee waiver.


Sophomores: All sophomores take the PSAT to prepare for SAT, ACT, and community college placement tests.


Juniors: If you who plan to attend a four-year college you should take the PSAT for scholarship opportunities!


PSAT is offered during school on a Wednesday in October each year.  Sign up in the counseling office in late September/early October.