College Entrance Exams
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    Chiawana HS Code: 480879 (Required for SAT/ACT Registration)
    • Many colleges require college entrance exams to measure and compare the student's ability to do college-level work with other student from different schools.
      These standardized tests are the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
    • Most colleges will accept either test for admission.
    • It is recommended that students take either or both the SAT and ACT in spring of their Junior year and fall of their Senior year.   
    • If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, see Mr. Brown in Student Services for a Fee Waiver.



    No Science section

    Science Reasoning section

    No Trigonometry section

    Math section includes Trigonometry

    Vocabulary emphasized

    Less emphasis on vocabulary

    Non-multiple choice questions included

    Entirely multiple choice

    No penalty for guessing

    No penalty for guessing

    Math accounts for 33% of your score

    Math accounts for 25% of your score

    Test lasts approximately 4 hours

    Test lasts approximately 4 hours with Writing

    SAT Test Dates Registration Deadlines

    August 24, 2019

    July 28, 2019

    October 05, 2019

    September 08, 2019

    November 02, 2019

    October 03, 2019

    December 02, 2019

    November 08, 2019

    March 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

       May 02, 2020     April 03, 2020
       June 06, 2020     May 08, 2020
    ACT Test Dates Registration Deadlines

    September 14, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    November 08, 2019

    February 08, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    March 28, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    May 08, 2020



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    • Placement tests are required for full-time degree or certificate programs, or any English and math courses.
    • Placement testing helps determine your readiness to enter college coursework. 
    • COMPASS is offered two to three times per week at various times.  Specific dates and times are available by calling the testing center at (509) 542-4860 or (509) 542-5549.
    Looking to study for the COMPASS test?
    Click HERE for a great resource!
    Questions? Contact Mr. Brown at 543-6786 ext.5697
    • The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
    • It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®
    • Recommended for 10th & 11th grade students.
    • It also gives students a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.


Last Modified on December 16, 2019