Beverly Hills High School

College Admission Tests: SAT & ACT

College Admission Tests: ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests
Beginning with the Class of 2020, all Juniors will be taking the official SAT in March of their Junior year, and all Sophomores will take the PSAT in March of their Sophomore year. The exam is provided school-wide by the district. Please review on-campus test preparation options below to help you feel confident with an admission testing plan and timeline.
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 ARTICLE 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. Please note test-prep programming may be subject to change/added. For more information and to register we will send information out via the Daily Bulletin and emails via Jupiter. Email with any questions. We recommend families sign up and reserve spaces early to ensure registration.
Coffee with the Counselor with guest speaker on College Admission Testing
October 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., College Center, parents only
One-Day Boot Camps 
The best tips, tricks and test-taking strategies 
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register online: 
1. Go to
2. Select Catalog
3. Select Beverly Hills HS SAT Prep - Fall 2018
4. Select your courses and add to cart
10-Week Comprehensive SAT Prep (weekdays and Saturday practice exams) 
Beginning Wednesday, September 12, 2018 running through October 29, 2018
See flyer attached for specific meeting times
Register online:
1. Go to
2. Select Catalog
3. Select Beverly Hills HS SAT Prep - Fall 2018
4. Select your courses and add to cart
PSAT Information and Strategies Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This course is best for 10th and 11th grade students wanting to familiarize themselves with the PSAT and understand tips, strategies and content prior to the PSAT. Spaces limited, sign up at
PSAT Results Giveback & Admission Testing Night
January 29, 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. 
Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on the following dates. Ideally for students in 10th and 11th grade. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.
Saturday, September 15, 2018, reserve your space here:
Saturday, November 3, 2018, reserve your space here:

Saturday, December 1, 2018, reserve your space here:

Saturday, January 19, 2019, reserve your space here:
We encourage students to register early
Saturday, February 16, 2019, reserve your space here: 
After-school Test Prep with Sylvan Learning*information on sign ups to come
Thursday January 10, 2019, Reading/Math Focused SAT Prep
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Cherney
Thursday, February 7, 2019, Testing strategies, tips and practice
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Cherney
Thursday, March 7, 2019, Writing component of SAT
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Cherney


Compass Education Group 
Khan Academy 
LA Tutors 123 

Princeton Education Network
Princeton Review
Revolution Prep 
Study Guide Zone