ACT and SAT Information

While standardized test scores should be taken seriously, they are not to be over-stressed. A good score will help your chances of acceptance to any school you choose, and it could qualify you for additional college scholarships and financial assistance. But, if you are not a good test-taker, do not stress - it is just one factor that colleges look at when making enrollment decisions. Stay calm and use the below resources to prepare. 

ACT and SAT Exam Prep Courses

SAT Exam Prep: Free Online Courses

SAT Exam Prep: Free Online Course
The College Board has partnered with KHAN Academy to provide online practice for the SAT. In preparation for the SAT, a few weeks before your test, allow time to complete the following steps:

  • Access the website: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
  • Sign-up to create an account with a username and password.
  • Download a full-length SAT and review the format of the test.
  • Time yourself taking the different sections of the full-length SAT.
  • Self-score your test.
  • Watch videos showing step-by-step solutions to problems you missed or found challenging.
  • Retake the test to see the results of your practice and review.

Chegg also offers a free online SAT exam prep program. 

Exam2Jobs offers SAT and/or the ACT descriptions and practice questions.

ACT Exam Prep: Offered at Hoban

In preparation for the state-sponsored  ACT to be given at Hoban on Feb. 25, 2020, a series of five classes will be offered at Hoban on five Tuesdays: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 2020. 

The classes will be conducted by Laura Icardi and will run from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $159, which includes materials. To register, contact the University of Akron Continuing Education Department at 330.972.7577.

LINK to the University of Akron webpage to register and pay for the Hoban classes.

ACT Exam Prep: Free Online Courses

Naviance Test Prep: an online ACT preparation program

Naviance Test Prep provides resources that give students the opportunity to perform their best on test day.

  • Naviance Test Prep is seamlessly integrated with Naviance to help students be college and career ready, all from one place.
  • A study of over 18,000 students showed that Naviance Test Prep increases student scores by an average of 16 percent when used regularly.
  • The Naviance Test Prep program works on desktop computers and on your iPad. You can find the program on the left side of your Naviance homepage under Pages.
  • The gamified courses allow students to earn badges and rewards as they learn. These positive reinforcements are proven to motivate students to complete activities in the courses.

Chegg also offers a free online ACT exam prep program.

Exam2Jobs offers SAT and/or the ACT descriptions and practice questions.

2019-20 SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Test Date Registration Deadline Scores Release Date
Oct. 5, 2019 Sept. 6, 2019 Oct. 18, 2019
Nov. 2, 2019 Oct. 3, 2019 Nov. 15, 2019
Dec. 7, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Dec. 20, 2019
March 14, 2020 Feb. 14, 2020 March 27, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 May 15, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 July 15, 2020

2019-20 ACT

Test
Date
Registration
Deadline
Late Registration
Deadline (Late Fee)
Sept. 14, 2019 Aug. 16, 2019 Aug. 17-30, 2019
Oct. 26, 2019 Spt. 20, 2019 Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2019
Dec. 14, 2019 Nov. 8, 2019 Nov. 9-22, 2019
Feb. 8, 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 Jan. 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 Feb. 28, 2020 Feb. 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020

Notes on the SAT

SAT registration and a $49 fee are due about four weeks prior to the test. The late registration fee is an additional $27.

Learn more about the SAT and register online to take the SAT. Use Hoban’s code (360-020) when registering. Hoban will not receive your scores if you do not list the school code.

Send your SAT scores to a college.

Notes on the ACT

Learn more about the ACT and to register online to take the ACT. Use Hoban’s code (360-020) when registering. Hoban will not receive your scores if you do not list the school code.

Send your ACT scores to a college.

Ohio Colleges that require the SAT/ACT scores be received from the testing agency:

  • Miami University
  • Ohio State University
  • Tiffin University
  • Urbana University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo