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 
www.fairtest.org

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
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 2017-2018, BHHS will offer the following programming for SAT and ACT preparation as described below. For more information and to register please see downloadable flyers below, or review the Daily Bulletin and emails via Jupiter. Spaces are limited.

Mock SAT/ACT
 
* Weekend SAT/ACT Bootcamps
Space limited, reserve your space and see dates/times below, download flyer
 
 
* Weekly SAT/ACT after-school class
Space limited, reserve your space and see dates/times below, download flyer
 
 
* PSAT Results Giveback & Admission Testing Night
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 
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. Keynote Senior Director, Matt Steiner, Compass

Applerouth
Compass Education Group 
Kaplan
Khan Academy 
LA Tutors 123 

Princeton Education Network
Princeton Review
Revolution Prep 
Study Guide Zone