• About 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. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. 

    Overall, the higher you score on the ACT and/or SAT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you. The Princeton Review

    ACT Test Dates 2019

    This year SMHS will offer the ACT to all Juniors during the regular school day on March 12, 2019, free of charge.

    Other ACT dates available:

    February 9, 2019

    April 13, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    July 13, 2019

    (Fee of $50.50 applies. Fee waivers for eligible students are available through the Panther Student Center. Testing locations vary.)

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