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College Testing

ACT Dates


Visit ACT’s website at

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration*
September 8 August 10 August 1-26
October 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 29-Oct. 14
December 8 Nov. 2 Nov. 3-19
February 9 Jan. 11 Jan. 12-18
April 13 March 8 March 9-25
June 8 May 3 May 4-20
 July 13  June 14  June 15-24

*Late Fee required

ACT – The American College Test is the test widely used in the Midwest to gain admission to college. Most high school students take their first ACT test in April of their junior year. Interested juniors and seniors may register online at The cost is $46.00 or $62.50 with the writing section. Registration materials are also located in Student Services.

SAT Dates

Online registration at

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration*
August 25 July 27 August 15
October 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 26
November 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 24
December 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 20
March 9 Feb. 8 Feb. 27
May 4 April 5 April 24
June 1 May 3 May 22

*Late Fee required

SAT – The Scholastic Aptitude Test is another college admission test, more often taken by students planning to attend colleges on the east or west coast, or some other specific colleges. Interested seniors and juniors can register online for the SAT at The cost is $47.50 or $64.50 with the essay portion. Registration materials are also located in Student Services.

Test Prep
ACT: The official site of the test that seniors take for college admission. On-line registration, tips, reviews, and college planning tools.

Peterson’s: A comprehensive site with all the tools.(test prep, college search, financial aid, essay help, etc.)

College Board: Your inside source for connecting students to college opportunity and success. Includes preparation information for AP tests, the PSAT, and the new SAT.

Free Test Prep: Prep for the ACT or SAT and use the vocabulary builder on this site.

Test Prep Review: Your source for free practice tests.

Study Guides and Strategies: A site with many resources that will help you do better in school and in preparing for tests.

College AP Credit Policy Info: Find out how your college treats credit from AP tests.


Advanced Placement Testing
The Advanced Placement program, sponsored by the College Board, enables students to receive college credit for college-level work completed at Marian. Advanced Placement tests are given each May under the direction of the College Board. Many colleges offer college credit to students achieving a certain grade on the exams.

The cost for the AP Tests is $92 per test. Information will be provided to students and parents prior to registration during the first week of March. Tests will be given the first two weeks of May. Advanced Placement courses taught at Marian are Honors AP English Literature, Honors AP English Language, Honors AP Chemistry II, Honors AP Biology II, Honors AP American Government, Honors AP European History, Honors AP Spanish V, Honors AP Statistics, Honors AP Calculus AB and Honors AP Calculus BC.

The credit may or may not be a required credit. Some students question the value of taking the tests since there is a possibility, depending on their grade and the college policy, that no credit will be awarded. Each college/university has its own policy concerning the value of Advanced Placement credits; however, many returning graduates have encouraged taking the tests. In order to determine how credits are awarded at a particular institution, the student should contact her respective college or university. If parents have questions about the policy of a certain college, they may visit the AP Credit Policy information website at