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 
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 2019-2020, 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 crowley@bhusd.org with any questions. We recommend families sign up and reserve spaces early to ensure registration.

 

2019-2020 On Campus College Admission Testing Programming

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, September 21,2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Reserve your space here: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/bhhs/

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.

 

Coffee with the Counselor, Guest speaker discussing College Admission Testing

Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., College Center, Rm. 290

Parents only, join us for an informal discussion as we break down the landscape of college admission testing, how students can prepare, how to motivate and manage college testing and more.

 

PSAT Strategies Workshop

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Reserve your space here: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/bhhs/

Juniors looking to gain insight, strategies and practice with the PSAT are welcome and encouraged to attend. First-come, first-serve, reserve your space earlier. The PSAT will be given school-wide on October 16, 2019 to all Juniors.

 

PSAT Exam

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

During school day

All Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT on October 16, 2019 during the school day. 

 

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Reserve your space here: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/bhhs/

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.   

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, November 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Sign-up information to come

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.

 

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, January 11, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Sign-up information to come

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.

 

PSAT Results & College Admission Testing Night

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Location TBD

Students and parents are encouraged to attend this evening presentation. A guest speaker will help families understand PSAT score reports, the landscape of college admission testing and appropriate steps forward in the college admission testing process. This presentation would be ideal for Juniors in understanding their PSAT and next steps and Sophomores in preparing for the PSAT in March.

 

Coffee with the Counselor, Guest speaker discussing College Admission Testing

Thursday, January 16, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., College Center, Rm. 290

Parents only, join us for an informal discussion as we break down the landscape of college admission testing, how students can prepare, how to motivate and manage college testing and more.

 

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, January 18, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Sign-up information to come

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.

 

Mock SAT/ACT Exam

Saturday, February 1, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Reserve your space here: https://www.compassprep.com/schools/bhhs/

Free practice exams in the student's choice of ACT or SAT are offered on this date. The test results are invaluable in helping to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for students.

 

PSAT for Sophomores at BHHS

March 2020

Details and more information to come

All sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT in second semester of their Sophomore year during the school day.

Private Prep
Revolution Prep 
Study Guide Zone