Testing Information

SAT, SAT Subject Tests & the PSAT

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.


The SAT is the most widely used college admission test. Learn what it tests and how you can best prepare. Learn more

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests can complement or enhance your college admission credentials. Learn more

When's the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.


The Preliminary SAT provides firsthand practice for the SAT.  You receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses allowing you the opportunity to focus on your weakest areas prior to taking the SAT.  Learn more


The ACT® test is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college.  Test scores  are designed to reflect what students have learned throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with  information for recruiting, advising, placement, and retention.  Learn more


ACT Practice Questions  


Sending Your Scores (CSU's and UC's)


To send your SAT scores to all the Cal States, log on to College Board, click on send scores, click on "More Options" and enter 3594 in the code box.


To send your SAT or ACT scores to all the UC's, log on to College Board or ACT, click on send scores, and select a UC school.  By selecting one school, your scores will automatically be sent to all the UC's.





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College Readiness for the CSU

You have numerous opportunities to show readiness for college level math and English before attending the CSU. Demonstrating College Readiness will allow you to register for college level math and English in your first semester of college at any CSU or participating Community College! In most cases, it also allows you to avoid any remedial coursework in math and English. Help yourself to make a smooth transition into college and start on track!


CSU College Readiness