Career Center

GEAR UP is paying for all Seniors 

(Class of 2018)

 to take the ACT or SAT Test

(during September, October and November)

Sign up for the ACT or SAT TEST in the GEAR UP room 

QUESTIONS??

Call or Email Mrs. Rios 222.7041 lrios@earlyoutreach.wsu.edu  

or Mrs. Paxton 222.7044 cpaxton@earlyoutreach.wsu.edu

ACT  ($58.50 with Writing)                                    Sign Up Deadline

September 9, 2017 (Gear Up will pay for)            August 4, 2017

October 28, 2017    (Gear Up will pay for)           September 22, 2017

December 9, 2017                                                November 3, 2017

February 10, 2018                                                January 12, 2018

April 14, 2018                                                       March 9, 2018

June 9, 2018                                                        June 15, 2018

SAT  ($60.00 with writing)

August 26, 2017                                                   July 28, 2017

October 7, 2017      (Gear Up will pay for)          September 8, 2017

November 4, 2017 (Gear Up will pay for)           October 5, 2017

December 2, 2017                                               November 2, 2017

March 10, 2018                                                    February 9, 2018

May 5, 2018                                                         April 6, 2018

June 2, 2018                                                        May 3, 2018


Testing is part of the journey beyond Kamiakin.

Many U.S. colleges require that undergraduate and graduate students submit standardized test scores as part of their application packages. Standardized tests provide a consistent way for a college to evaluate you and sometimes even help you choose the right courses. 

Most colleges require you to take one of the most common tests, the SAT or the ACT. Check with the colleges you plan to apply to for their testing requirements.

Most community colleges have open enrollment and don’t require standardized test scores. However, they will usually require placement tests. SAT or ACT scores may exempt you from placement tests. If you want to enroll in a selective program at a community college (nursing, computer science, law enforcement), then standardized test scores may be required. Later, if you transfer from a community college to a university or another school, test scores may be required.

Test Success Strategy:  Prepare, Study, Repeat
To take these tests, you should be armed with more than a No. 2 pencil. Both SAT and ACT testing organizations offer lots of resources to help you prepare and study. Both also offer preparatory tests you can take early. Your local library and bookstore have books that can help you prepare. And if you don’t do well the first time, don’t panic—you can retake the tests to try to raise your score.

Get Help to Pay
These tests all require registration fees that can vary depending on the test options you choose. Check with your high school counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.

Source: US Department of Education, http://www.studentaid.ed.gov


Format Changes to the SAT Test & FREE Test Prep at Khan Academy

Overview of the ACT Test