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SAT/ACT

These exams are standardized aptitude tests used to evaluate students for college admission purposes. Individual schools have different requirements. Research requirements for each school and/or program individually.

Note: 

  • 72% of colleges and universities adopted test-optional policies this year, and now some schools that implemented a one year test-optional policy are now extending that policy for the next 1-2 years. 
  • We recommend students take entrance exams at least twice, in the spring of junior year and in the early fall of senior year. Students may take the SAT as many times as they want, while the ACT can only be taken up to 12 times.
  • Scores are usually available 2-4 weeks after the test date but the ACT can sometimes take up to 8 weeks. 
  • Need help paying for registration or scores? See the CMHS Counseling Department!

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  • Cal States (CSU): If you list a CSU campus as an SAT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application. You may also use the CSU systemwide institution code (3594) to ensure that all campuses to which you submit an application receive your scores.
  • University of California (UC): Send to one UC campus, and all campuses they apply to will receive it. 
  • Types of Reports & Fees-Visit the CMHS counseling department.
    • Regular report- $12.00
    • Rush order- $31.00

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  • Watch a video tutorial
  • Cal States (CSU): If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application.
  • University of California (UC): Send to one UC campus, and all campuses they apply to will receive it. 
  • Types of Reports & Fees- Visit the CMHS  counseling department.

    • Regular report- Processed within one week after your request is received, ACT delivers regular reports to colleges and agencies you've selected depending on their preferred schedule—at least every two weeks.
      $13.00 per test date per report

    • Priority reports- can only be sent within the United States. Processed within two working days after your request, priority reports are usually delivered three to four business days later. $16.50 per test date per report