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Testing at ACA

Testing Schedule
  • Freshmen
    • PSAT 8/9
  • Sophomores
    • PSAT 10
    • Aptitudes and Interests Testing
  • Juniors
The ACT is the leading US college admisstions test used to determine a student's academic readiness for college.
SAT Subject Tests are required by some colleges (e.g., UT Austin, Rice). These subject tests are given on specific SAT test dates. Check with the college you plan to attend to verify whether this is a requirement.
SAT Reasoning Tests are acceptable to most colleges and may be taken more than once. Students will register online at
Recent changes to the SAT were designed to ensure its effectiveness as an indicator of students' future success. The new test is more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures what the student has learned in high school as well as what the student will need in order to succeed in college.
The key to a high score on the SAT is not in memorizing words or facts that will never be used in the real world. The same habits and choices that lead to success in high school are the habits and choices that will prepare a student for success on the SAT. The best way to prepare for the test is to:
  • Take challenging courses
  • Complete homework
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes
  • Ask and answer questions

In short, the key is for the student to take charge of his or her education and learn as much as possible!

NCAA Clearing House
Student athletes who intend to play Division I or Division II sports in college must register online at  The student must navigate to "Request a Transcript" and follow the prompts to have the student's transcript sent to the NCAA Clearing House. The cost is $1.00. Recruiters for Division I and II cannot visit with students without complete Clearing House information.