Testing Information

High School Standardized Test FAQ

Q: What standardized tests should I be taking in high school?  

Click here to find out which test is appropriate for your grade level.

Q: What is the ACT?

The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college. The ACT is one of the exams used by colleges for admittance. The ACT test is a college entrance exam that is primarily accepted by colleges/universities in the Midwest.

At SHHS, we encourage our students to take the ACT during the second semester of their Junior year, allowing time for the student to take as many appropriate classes in math, English and science to prepare for the exam.

In order to assist our students to reach their highest potential on the exam, we offer a distinct online, interactive ACT preparation program at no cost called Method Test Prep. The Method Test Prep mini-lessons stress the ACT testing format familiarization. This course is online, interactive and available for student use 24/7. Students can access this program on the links on the Test Preparation page. In addition, we encourage our students to see the additional resources on this page.

Q: How is an ACT score important to paying for college?

Click here to find out how much money your ACT score can earn you according to recent research regarding ACT composite scores in relationship to scholarship dollars for local area colleges and universities.

Important ACT Dates:

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Sept 11, 2021

Aug 6, 2021

Aug 20, 2021

Oct 23, 2021

Sept 27, 2021

Oct 21, 2021

Dec 11, 2021

Nov 5, 2021

Nov 19, 2021

Feb 12, 2021

Jan 7, 2022

Jan 21, 2021

Apr 2, 2022

Feb 25, 2022

Mar 11, 2022

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 20, 2022

July 16, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 24, 2022

The Spring Hill High School Code for Registration is 172810

For additional ACT prep help and to register for the ACT, please go to: www.actstudent.org. You will find a great deal of valuable prep information as well as information about scholarships.

Q: Can I take the ACT for free?

The ACT Program Fee-Waiver Service is designed to help students from whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college.

High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors.

The waivers cover the basic test fees for ACT. Each qualifying student is eligible for two fee waivers. A fee waiver may qualify you for application fee waivers at many colleges. See your counselor for more information or to find out if you qualify.

Q: What is the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)?

The SAT test is a college entrance exam that is primarily accepted by colleges/universities on the East and West Coasts as well as more selective admissions colleges/universities.

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline*

August 28, 2021

July 30, 2021

August 17, 2021

October 2, 2021

September 3, 2021

September 21, 2021

November 6, 2021

October 8, 2021

October 26, 2021

December 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

November 23, 2021

March 12, 2022

February 11, 2022

March 1, 2022

May 7, 2022

April 8, 2022

April 26, 2022

June 4, 2022

May 5, 2022

May 25, 2022

Please visit www.collegeboard.com for registration and more information.

Q: Can I take the SAT for free?

The SAT Program Fee-Waiver Service is designed to help students from whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college.

High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors.

The waivers cover the basic test fees for SAT or Subject Tests, as well as either the Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) or the Student Answer Service (SAS). A fee waiver may qualify you for application fee waivers at many colleges. See your counselor for more information or to find out if you qualify.

Note: Fee waivers cannot be used for late registration.