FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
When considering applications for admission, every four-year university in the USA will accept your scores from either the ACT or the SAT. Some very selective universities might require or recommend SAT Subject Tests in addition to the regular SAT/ACT. Two SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT or ACT are no longer required for the University of California campuses. However, they are recommended for admission to impacted campuses and majors. Check with your campus of interest, and make sure that your campus of interest receives an official score report directly from the College Board or ACT after self-reporting on the application.
You will need to upload a head-and-shoulders photo of yourself at the time you register for the SAT and ACT.
Consult the website(s) for the most current information on dates and cost. For low-income families: Check with your high school counselor if you think you might qualify for a fee waiver, which waives the entire test fee.
*November is the last test date for SDSU, Cal Poly SLO, East Bay and others. Check with your campus of choice for test deadlines and requirements.
** December is the last test date for most colleges, i.e, most CSU and UC campuses