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College Testing

Attention Seniors! If you are planning to apply to a "4-year" college/university then you must take the SAT or the ACT by December. We recommend that you take BOTH as some students do better on one or the other.


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) 
October 6, 2018  September 7, 2018  September 26, 2018 
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018  October 16, 2018 
December 1, 2018  November 2, 2018  November 13, 2018 

SAT Registration: 


ACT Test Dates:

ACT Test Dates  Registration Deadline  Late Registration Deadline (A Fee Applies) 
September 8, 2018  August 10, 2018  August 11-26, 2018 
October 27, 2018  September 28, 2018  September 29- October 14, 2018 
December 8, 2018  November 2, 2018  November 3- November 19, 2018 

ACT Registration: 

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.