Beverly Hills High School

College Admission Tests: SAT & ACT

College Admission Tests: ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests

Most colleges accept the SAT or the ACT, so students do not need to take both exams. Keep in mind that many colleges and universities, including the UC schools, require the optional Writing section on the ACT. Students who plan to take only the ACT should sign up for the optional Writing section.

Take a look at THIS COMPARISON CHART to learn the differences between the tests. 

The best way to determine which test students should focus on (SAT or ACT) is to take a full-length practice SAT and a full-length practice ACT then compare the two scores as well as their experiences. BHHS offers such exams, usually in late Fall for Juniors and Spring for Sophomores and Juniors, dates can be found on the daily bulletin and emailed via Jupiter. Local test prep companies also offer full-length exams for FREE.
Some colleges and universities are "test optional." This means that they either do not require standardized testing or they will accept alternate forms of measurement like a graded paper. To learn more, visit the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) at

For a comprehensive guide to college admissions testing, please click HERE and download, for free, The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing.

SAT and SAT Subject Tests
What is the SAT & SAT Subject Tests?
SAT Reasoning & SAT Subject Test Dates 
SAT Registration

ACT: What is the ACT?
ACT Test Dates
ACT Registration

Test Preparation
Beverly Hills High School offers SAT and ACT prep workshops and courses on campus throughout the school year. 
We do not endorse one company over the other. If you are interested in receiving test preparation from any of the companies listed below, we strongly suggest that you ask for references.

During 2018-2019, BHHS will offer  programming for SAT and ACT preparation. For more information and to register we will send information out via the Daily Bulletin and emails via Jupiter. Please see a sample of what we offer: 

* Weekend SAT/ACT Bootcamps
* Weekly SAT/ACT after-school class
*PSAT Information and Strategies Workshop
* PSAT Results Giveback & Admission Testing Night
January 2019
Sophomores/Juniors encouraged to attend in understanding score reports, the landscape of college admission testing and appropriate steps forward in the college admission testing process. 

Compass Education Group 
Khan Academy 
LA Tutors 123 

Princeton Education Network
Princeton Review
Revolution Prep 
Study Guide Zone