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Testing: ACT & SAT

ACT/SAT Score Concordance

Click here for how the scoring of the two tests relate.

Good article re: ACT & SAT tests

ACT 2016-17

ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (+ $25 late fee)
September 10, 2016 Aug. 5, 2016 EXTENDED to Aug.7! Aug. 6 - 19
October 22, 2016 Sep. 16, 2016 Sep. 17 - 30
December 10, 2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Nov. 5 - 18 
February 11, 2017 Jan. 13, 2017 Jan. 14 - 20
April 8, 2017 Mar. 3, 2017 Mar. 4 - 17
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6 - 19
  • Go here to register: www.actstudent.org
  • Eldorado CEEB High School Code 320009: you'll need this to register
  • ACT is always given on on Saturday morning.
  • NOTE: Eldorado is NOT a testing center for the ACT; when you sign up for the test, you will be prompted to select from several schools in Albuquerque that offer the test.
  • What to bring: ACT test admission ticket (you'll print from website once you register), photo ID, calculator, #2 pencils with erasers, pencil sharpener (if you like)
  • Cost: $42.50 / $58.50 with optional writing section (see below)

act with writing

The 40-minute ACT writing test is optional, and is required by many U.S. colleges & universities. (At this time (Fall 2016), the ACT writing section is NOT required by any of our in-state colleges.)  Signing up for the ACT writing test adds an extra $16 to the $42.50 cost of the ACT test, for a total of $58.50.

SAT 2016-17

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (+ $28 late fee)
October 1, 2016 Sept. 1, 2016 Sept. 20
November 5, 2016 Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 25
December 3, 2016 Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 22
January 21, 2017 Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 10
March 11, 2017 Feb. 10, 2017 Feb. 28
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017 Apr. 25
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 24
  • Go here to register:  www.collegeboard.org
  • Eldorado CEEB High School Code: 320009 (you'll need this to register)
  • SAT is always given on on Saturday morning.
  • NOTE: Eldorado is NOT a testing center for the SAT; when you sign up for the test, you will be prompted to select from several schools in Albuquerque that offer the test.
  • What to bring: SAT admission ticket (you'll print from website once you register), photo ID, calculator, #2 pencils with erasers, pencil sharpener (if you like)
  • Cost: $45 / $57 with optional essay (see below)

sat essay

The SAT essay is optional. Check with the college(s) of your choice to see if it is required. When in doubt, err on the side of signing up for and taking the essay portion.  Adds $12 to the cost of the test (from $45 to $57).  Helpful essay information here:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sample-questions/essay

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject tests are given on (almost all) the same dates as the regular SAT (see above). These 1-hour exams are required/strongly suggested by certain selective colleges and universities. Information here:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests