PWCS offers several chances for students to take the SAT, ACT
Posted on 09/30/2020
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There are still several opportunities for PWCS students to take both the SAT and ACT this fall and throughout the 2020-21 school year. The College Board oversees the administration of the SAT, and ACT, a non-profit organization, oversees the ACT.

It is important to note that while these tests are administered in Prince William County Public Schools, the College Board and ACT handle all registrations and have the authority to cancel test registrations if the Governor updates specific guidelines regarding the number of people allowed at social gatherings.

 

ACT Test Dates

School Name October 10  October 24  October 25 December 12
C.D. Hylton High School   x
Forest Park High School  x x x x
Freedom High School  x x x
Gar-Field High School       x
Osbourn Park High School   x x x
Potomac High School   x

 

SAT Test Dates

School Name October 3  November 7 December 5
Battlefield High School x   x
Brentsville District High School x x x
C.D. Hylton High School x x x
Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School x x
Forest Park High School x x x
Freedom High School x x x
Gar-Field High School x x x
Osbourn Park High School x x x
Patriot High School x x x
Potomac High School
Unity Reed High School x x x
Woodbridge High School   x

 

Twelfth-grade students should plan to take the test during the first semester of the senior year in order to have scores available to send to four-year colleges for admission in the fall semester of 2021. This year, PWCS will be offering an SAT School Day option for twelfth-grade students. Testing will take place on October 27  from noon to 5 p.m. at assigned schools throughout the division. Families of seniors will receive information about SAT School Day directly.

Eleventh-grade students should plan to take either SAT or ACT for the first time starting in the spring of their junior year.

Special precautions will be taken to ensure student safety during any SAT or ACT test administration session. Social distancing protocols will be followed as prescribed by the Virginia Department of Education and Prince William County Public Schools.

Students must register for the SAT or ACT online at the websites listed below. Fee waivers are available for students with financial need. Reach out to your school counselor or e-mail studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu if you have questions about registering or paying for either the SAT or ACT.

SAT Registration

ACT Registration

For information about free test preparation resources visit academy.act.org for the ACT or khanacademy.org for SAT.