SAT/ACT

2019 - 2020 Standardized Test Dates

SAT Test Dates
Test Dates Test Regular Registration Deadline Scores Available
August 24, 2019 SAT I/II at PCTI July 26, 2019 September 6, 2019
October 5, 2019 SAT I/II at PCTI September 6, 2019 October 18, 2019
November 2, 2019 SAT I/II October 3, 2019 November 15, 2019
December 7, 2019 SAT I/II at PCTI November 8, 2019 December 20, 2019
March 14, 2020 SAT I February 14, 2020 March 27, 2020
May 2, 2020 SAT I/II at PCTI April 3, 2020 May 15, 2020
June 6, 2020 SAT I/II May 8, 2020 June 15, 2020

Register at the CollegeBoard website.

ACT Test Dates
Test Dates Test Regular Registration Deadline Scores Available
September 14, 2019 ACT August 16, 2019 September 24, 2019
October 26, 2019 ACT at PCTI September 20, 2019 November 12, 2019
December 14, 2019 ACT at PCTI November 8, 2019 December 26, 2019
February 8, 2020 ACT at PCTI January 10, 2020 February 18, 2020
April 4, 2020 ACT at PCTI February 28, 2020 April 14, 2020
June 13, 2020 ACT at PCTI May 8, 2020 June 23, 2020
July 18, 2020 ACT June 19, 2020 July 28, 2020

Register at the ACT website.

ACT vs. SAT

Today, students have the opportunity to take two types of college admissions tests - the ACT or the SAT. Most colleges accept both tests for admissions, but it is the responsibility of the student to check with the college admissions office to be sure which they prefer. PCTI Offers an ACT/SAT course for current juniors. PCTI also offers various administrations of both tests throughout the school year.

The ACT

The ACT test is made up of four individual tests, each of which is designed to measure academic achievement in a major area: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Natural Sciences. The test is about three hours long. The test consists of a total of 215 scored questions. The ACT website includes information on the test as well as practice questions and tests. The test is comprised of four subjects:

Section Number of Questions Time Limit
English
75
45 minutes
Math
60
60 minutes
Reading
40
35 minutes
Science
40
35 minutes
Writing (optional)
1 essay
30 minutes

The SAT

The new version of the SAT test is three hours and forty-five minutes in length. The chart below displays the sections you will see on the test day, but not necessarily in the following order. For more information, please visit the SAT section on the CollegeBoard website.

Section Number of Questions Time Limit
Writing 1 essay 25 minutes
Writing-multiple choice Improving sentences One 25 minute section
Identifying sentence errors One 10 minute section
Improving paragraphs
Critical Reading Passage based reading Two 25 minute sections
Sentence completion One 20 minute section
Math Standard multiple choice Two 25 minute sections
Standard multiple choice One 20 minute section

New Security Procedures for College Testing

Recently, the security measures taken by both CollegeBoard and ACT centers have changed to include new photo identification requirements. Sites that administer the tests must strictly enforce the new regulations. Please visit the site where these procedures are outlined so as to be fully prepared for upcoming test dates. For your convenience, the sites are provided below:


In order to help students meet security requirements, CollegeBoard also provides an SAT Registration and Test-Day Checklist.

Redesigned SATs

The SAT is undergoing a number of changes, and a new test format will be implemented in March 2016. To learn more about the redesigned SAT, please visit the CollegeBoard website.

Events

Event Time Place
PCTI College Fair
Monday, September 16, 2019 (during school hours)
PCTI Campus
Passaic County Regional College Fair
Monday, September 16, 2019 (6:30–9:00pm)
William Paterson University
Morris County College Fair
Sunday September 15, 2019 (12-3pm)
County College of Morris
ASVAB Testing
Friday, November 1, 2019 & Tuesday, December 2, 2019
PCTI