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College Admission Testing

Which Tests Should I Take?

All ECA Juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT for free during the school day in the spring semester! We will offer a 3-night test preparation class prior to the April test date.

All students can take both the SAT and the ACT on their own by registering through the appropriate websites:

There are test dates throughout the year for both tests on Saturdays

Check with the college(s) of your choice regarding their testing policy: do they require you to submit all scores? Just your best scores? Do they superscore (take the highest subsection from every test date to make a new, potentially higher composite score, sometimes even rounding up to the nearest whole number? (e.g., UNM does this.) Will they let you submit improved test scores that qualify you for a higher scholarship, after you've already been awarded a scholarship based on your lower test scores? (Some colleges do). Do they require the ACT optional writing section? When in doubt, ask the college admissions or scholarship/financial department!

How do you compare your SAT score to your ACT score? Just put in your ACT or SAT score in Convert Your Score and you’ll see the equivalent score.

Fee Waivers For The ACT And SAT

Both ACT and College Board (makers of SAT) offer fee waivers for their exams, bringing the cost to $0. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch or believe you would qualify for a discount based on your family's income, contact Ms. Alicia to ask about fee waivers! You may be eligible for up to 2 waivers for ACT and 2 waivers for SAT. These can also lead to discounts on college application fees. Pay attention to test registration deadlines and ask early: the waivers may count toward late registration fees.

Free Test Preparation For ACT, SAT, PSAT

ACT Test Prep

SAT Test Prep

We will offer a 3-night test preparation class at ECA prior to the April SAT test date at ECA. More info soon!

Free test prep (ACT, SAT, ASVAB) through the U.S. Army's March 2 Success program

UNM Continuing Education offers test prep courses for a fee.

Early College Academy CEEB High School Code: 320120

You will need this to register for either the SAT or ACT.

Other Test Prep