• STANDARD TEST REQUIREMENT WAIVER

    On April 7, 2022 the UNC Board of Governors voted to extend the current testing waiver for students applying for admissions through Fall 2024.

    Students will have the option to submit an ACT or SAT test score, but test scores will not be required for admission decisions. Those who do not submit a standardized test score will need to meet the minimum weighted GPA of 2.5 to be considered for undergraduate admission.

     

    **Juniors and seniors who receive free/reduced lunch qualify for a fee waiver to take the ACT and SAT. See the link below to apply for a waiver and submit the form to MS. Powell. Please be advised that she is not available in the month of July. 

    ACT/SAT Fee Waiver

    (Return to Ms. Powell in the Main Office)

  • What is the ACT?

    The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc.The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.

    When should I take the ACT?

    Most high school students take the ACT, SAT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. The ACT exam is offered nationally every year in September, October, December, February*, April, June, and July*.

    What is on the ACT?

    There are four sections

    • English
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Science

    How long is the ACT?

    The ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes long. If you choose to take the ACT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 35 minutes long.

    How is the ACT scored?

    Each section of the ACT is scored on a 1 to 36 point scale. Your composite ACT score is the average of your four section scores, also on a scale from 1 to 36. If you take the ACT with the Writing Test, you will receive a separate score on the Writing Test.

    How do I register for the ACT?

    Registration deadlines fall approximately five weeks before each ACT test date. You can get registration materials from your school counselor, or you can register online on the  ACT website.

    How can I prep for the ACT?

    The ACT website offers an array of practice tests and tutorials for free to all students. Visit the ACT.org website for more information.

     

    The Princeton Review. “What Is the ACT? | the Princeton Review.” Princetonreview.com, 2000, www.princetonreview.com/college/act-information.

  • What is the SAT?

    The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.  

    When should I take the SAT?

    Most high school students take the SAT, the ACT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. 

    What is on the SAT?

    There are two sections:

    • Math
    • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

    How long is the SAT?

    The SAT is 3 hours long.

    How is the SAT scored?

    Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. The highest possible SAT score is 1600.

    How do I register for the SAT?

    SAT registration deadlines fall approximately five weeks before each test date. Register online on the College Board website. 

    How can I prep for the SAT?

    CollegeBoard offers several resources to assist students with preparing for the SAT assessment. Click the SAT Prep link to learn more.

     

    Princeton Review. “What Is the SAT? | the Princeton Review.” Princetonreview.com, 2019, www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-information.