• While many colleges/universities remain "test optional" or "test blind" (check the status of this with the institution you are applying to) ..... The SAT and ACT can still be helpful in the college application process, scholarship applications and is a valued indicator of college readiness.


      SAT (Scholastic Apptitude Test)

      The SAT is designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. For more information go to

      Upcoming Test Dates:  October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd

      *  For those who qualify, fee waivers available.

      **  Will be offered for free @ North Central for 11th graders on March 1st

      PSAT (Practice SAT)

      Results from the PSAT are powerful tools for promoting college readiness and college planning, especially when explained to students and parents and shared with colleagues.

      *  Will be offered for free @ North Central for 8th and 11th graders on October 12th

      ACT (American College Test)

      The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has up to five components:  English, Math, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing test.  For more information go to

      Upcoming Test Dates:  October 22nd, December 10th

      Community Colleges Requirements

      Community colleges do not require an ACT or an SAT. We still suggest that students take the SAT - the score can be used for scholarships and/or for Math and English placement. Please check with your chosen community college for their placement testing requirements.