College Admission Tests: SAT & ACT

College Admission Tests: ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests
SAT for Juniors on April 13, 2021
Attention Juniors:

We will be offering the SAT on Tuesday April 13, 2021. This will be an opt-in administration, rather than required for all Juniors to take the test. Testing will be in person with a maximum of 14 students in each room per the Department of Public Health. Students taking the exam will be excused from their academic schedule.

Please (students only) submit the SAT Registration Form no later than 8 AM this Friday March 5thLate responses will not be considered.
If you have any questions please contact Marisa Lederman,
Due to COVID-19 many colleges are test optional for the Class of 2021 and potentially the Class of 2022. Please visit each college's website and SAT/ACT's websites directly for up-to-date information.
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 in the BUZZ and  via weekly emails. 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 2020-2021, 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.

Spring 2021 On Campus College Admission Testing Programming


Mock SAT Online Testing Dates
February 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
March 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
May 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Mock ACT Online Testing Dates
February 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
March 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
June 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

College Admission Testing Night

Access the recording HERE

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Via Zoom

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.


Private Prep
Revolution Prep 
Study Guide Zone