High school students may take SAT tests at designated testing centers. Testing centers are usually located at high schools, colleges, and universities. You may use the College Board’s Test Center Search database to find a testing center near you.
Dates to take the SAT are scheduled throughout the year and held at different schools and locations across the country. Visit the College Board to learn more.
The ACT is administered at local schools, colleges, and universities. It may be administered at other designated testing centers as well. Visit act.org to learn more.
ACT test dates are held on one date in each of the months of September, October, December, February, April, June, and July.
As of 2023, the fee for taking the SAT is $60. There are additional fees to consider if you sign up late or need to reschedule your test. Fee waivers are available to low-income eligible students.
The fee to take the ACT without the optional essay portion is $63. To take the full ACT with the writing portion is $88. There is a $25 fee for rescheduling the exam and a $36 late registration fee.
Both the ACT and SAT allow you to send your score to up to four colleges of your choice. With the ACT, you must select these institutions at the time of test registration. To send additional scores is $18 per score.