ACT Test Dates Information:
Please click on the link: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html
to access the ACT Test Dates and the registration deadlines for those test dates.
Register online at: www.actstudent.org/start
Juniors: All Juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT at DEHS in the Spring of 2021. More information will follow closer to that time.
College Admissions Testing
College admissions tests are one of three main areas that four-year colleges will look at when they consider you for admission to their school. The other two major areas they will consider are your grade point average (GPA) and the high school courses that you have taken. They will also look at things like extra-curricular and volunteer activities. There are two major college admission tests that you can choose to take - the ACT and the SAT.
Dover-Eyota High School Code: 240-785
Both the ACT and SAT test registration will ask you for your high school code. The Dover-Eyota High School code is the same for both tests.
Students who are planning to attend a four-year college should plan on taking the ACT test in the spring of their junior year. Seniors who are planning to attend a four-year college and still have not taken the test should take it as soon as possible in the fall. The writing portion of the exam is not required but it is recommended you check with the school you're applying to and see if they require that portion of the exam. Any student in any grade level can take the ACT whenever it is offered. Post-Secondary Options students should probably take the ACT test even though they are transferring college credits. The test schedule for the next school year is printed below. Registration for the ACT is online.Dover-Eyota High School Code: 240-785 www.actstudent.org
1. March2Success: Run by the U.S. Army; simply create an account to begin test prep.
2. MCIS: Access this website using the login you created in Career Explorations. Ask Mr. McRae for your login info if you have forgotten it.
3. Khan Academy: Create your own account to begin test prep.
4. Prep Factory: Create your own account to begin test prep.
5. Chegg: Create your own account to begin test prep.
6. Rochester Public Library: On occasion offer free practice exams through Sylvan
See the following link for test prep courses through Rochester Community Ed., ACT Test Prep.
ACT Test Dates Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
||Late Registration Deadline
|September 12, 13, or 19, 2020
||August 31, 2020
|October 10, 17, 24, 25, 2020
||September 17, 2020
||September 18 - Sept. 25, 2020
|December 12, 2020
||November 6, 2020
||November 7-20, 2020
|February 6, 2021
||January 8, 2021
||January 9-15, 2021
|April 17, 2021
||March 12, 2021
||March 13 - March 26, 2021
||*Testing at DEHS for Juniors
|June 12, 2021
||May 7, 2021
||May 9-21, 2021
|July 17, 2021
||June 18, 2021
||June 19-25, 2021
*All Juniors have opportunity to take ACT at DEHS, more information to follow as test date gets closer.
At the time of registration, you will need to pay the fees for the ACT. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the fees are as follows:
- $55.00 for the basic ACT. This fee includes score results for the student, the student's school, and four colleges
- $70.00 for the ACT with Writing
- $35.00 additional fee if you register late
- $56.00 additional fee if you register for standby testing (after the late registration deadline)
- $13.00 for additional score reports
SAT and Practice SAT (PSAT) - PSAT testing is completed for the 2020-21 school year
The SAT is a college entrance exam similar to the ACT. Unless you are planning to attend a college that specifically requires the SAT it is not necessary for you to take this test. Typically fewer than five students from DEHS take this test each year. If you do plan to take the SAT you can register online at www.collegeboard.com.
The PSAT is a practice SAT test. It is also connected to the National Merit Scholarship Program. Very few of our students have ever received money from this program but it is a good opportunity for students to take a college admissions type test in preparation for the ACT that they will take later in the year. Usually students in the top third to top half of the class take this test but it is open to anyone who wants to take it. The cost for the test is usually $17, however, this year it is free. Registration info will be sent out in late September. Students can sign up with secretary, Diane Welch.
TEST DAY FOR THE PSAT IS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2020. This is the only day that this test can be administered. Other schools in the area may be giving it on a different date but we have scheduled it for the 14th and cannot give it any other day.
For more information contact Ryan McRae, School Counselor at or 507-545-2631.