SAT/ACT Info

SAT 1

  • A college entrance examination called the SAT Reasoning Test
  • Generally taken during the junior and/or senior year
  • Students receive a Critical Reading, a Math, and a Writing score with a maximum score of 800 each
  • Total maximum score is 2400
  • Cost: $45.00
  • Register online at www.collegeboard.com.
  • Use the Archbishop McCarthy school code: 100577.
  • Check the College Board website for test dates and testing sites.www.collegeboard.com

 

ACT

  • A college entrance examination
  • Generally taken during the junior and/or senior year
  • Students receive scores in English, Reading, Math, and Science Reasoning with a maximum score of 36 each
  • The total composite score of 36 is calculated by taking the average of the four scores listed above.
  • Cost: ACT Assessment – $31.00 ACT Assessment Plus Writing – $46.00
  • Take the ACT Plus Writing! Many colleges will not accept scores unless the writing score is included.
  • Register online at www.actstudent.org.
  • Use the Archbishop McCarthy school code: 100577.

 

Most colleges and scholarship programs accept scores from the SAT I or the ACT. They are two different types of tests, and some students do better on one than the other. It is a good idea to take both tests, compare scores, and then retake, if your scores are not satisfactory.

 

SAT II Subject Tests