Check out the homeschool high school testing schedule before your student begins 10th grade. Find out which tests to take and when to schedule them.
In addition to making good grades in high school, your college-bound student should become familiar with the standardized tests required by the college(s) of her choice. The tests are:
The ACT Assessment tests your child on the things she has learned in her high school classes, while the SAT measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills.
She may take one or the other, depending on what part of the country you live in (in Alabama, public schools use the ACT).
You may want her to take both tests. Students sometimes score better on one test than the other. Then, depending on the college, you can choose which one to submit.
Check with each college to see which test they prefer (or if they accept both ACT and SAT scores).
Take a quick look at the SAT schedule for the 2012-2013 school year so you and your homeschool high school student can plan accordingly.
|SAT Test Dates|
|Test Date||Register By||Late Registration|
|Oct 06, 2012||Sep 07, 2012||Sep 21, 2012|
|Nov 03, 2012||Oct 04, 2012||Oct 19, 2012|
|Dec 01, 2012||Nov 01, 2012||Nov 16, 2012|
|Jan 26, 2013||Dec 28, 2012||Jan 11, 2013|
|Mar 09, 2013||Feb 08, 2013||Feb 22, 2013|
|May 04, 2013||Apr 05, 2013||Apr 19, 2013|
|Jun 01, 2013||May 02, 2013||May 17, 2013|
For more information on SAT registration, practice tests, and test prep planning:
Check the ACT schedule, then click on the link for more information.
|ACT Test Dates|
|Test Date||Register By||Late Fee Required|
|Sep 08, 2012||Aug 17, 2012||Aug 18-24, 2012|
|Oct 27, 2012||Sep 21, 2012||Sep 22-Oct 05, 2012|
|Dec 08, 2012||Nov 02, 2012||Nov 03-16, 2012|
|Feb 09, 2013||Jan 11, 2013||Jan 12-18, 2013|
|Apr 13, 2013||Mar 08, 2013||Mar 09-22, 2013|
|Jun 08, 2013||May 03, 2013||May 04-17, 2013|
To register for the ACT, check test locations, and get access to free test questions:
Help your homeschool high school student prepare for the SAT and/or the ACT. Get familiar with the types of questions on the tests. Use test prep books, software, and web sites to learn important test-taking tips which could improve her score.