SAT/ACT

2018 - 2019 Standardized Test Dates

SAT Test Dates
Test Dates Test Regular Registration Deadline Scores Available
August 25, 2018 SAT I/II at PCTI July 27, 2018 September 17, 2018
October 6, 2018 SAT I/II at PCTI September 7, 2018 October 19, 2018
November 3, 2018 SAT I/II October 5, 2018 November 16, 2018
December 1, 2018 SAT I/II November 2, 2018 December 14, 2018
March 9, 2018 SAT I February 8, 2019 March 22, 2019
May 4, 2019 SAT I/II at PCTI April 5, 2019 May 17, 2019
June 1, 2019 SAT I/II May 3, 2019 June 11, 2019

Register at the CollegeBoard website.

ACT Test Dates
Test Dates Test Regular Registration Deadline Scores Available
September 8, 2018 ACT August 3, 2018 September 19, 2018
October 27, 2018 ACT at PCTI September 21, 2018 November 6, 2018
December 8, 2018 ACT at PCTI November 2, 2018 December 18, 2018
February 9, 2019 ACT at PCTI January 4, 2019 February 19, 2019
April 13, 2019 ACT March 8, 2019 April 23, 2019
June 8, 2019 ACT at PCTI May 3, 2019 June 18, 2019
July 13, 2019 ACT June 14, 2019 July 23, 2019

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 17, 2018 (during school hours)
PCTI Campus
Passaic County Regional College Fair
Monday, September 17, 2018 (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
William Paterson University
Morris County College Fair
Sunday September 16, 2018 (12-3p.m.)
County College of Morris
ASVAB Testing
Thursday, November 1, 2017 & Tuesday December 5, 2018 (12-3p.m.)
TBA