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SAT/ACT and PSAT Information




Digital Exam for Juniors


When: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 8:00 am  - 12:00 pm 

Where: Santa Ynez Valley High School 

 Fee: $40.00 



 SAT and ACT Testing Dates           2023-2024 

September 9, 2023 ACT August 4, 2023 August 18, 2023
October 7, 2023 SAT September 7, 2023 September 26, 2023
October 28, 2023 ACT September 22, 2023 October 6, 2023
November 4, 2023 SAT October 5, 2023 October 24, 2023
December 2, 2023 SAT November 2, 2023 November 21, 2023
December 9, 2023 ACT November 3, 2023 November 17, 2023
February 10, 2024 ACT January 5, 2024 January 19, 2024
March 9, 2024 (Digital) SAT February 23, 2024 Coming soon
April 13, 2024 ACT March 8, 2024 March 22, 2024
May 4, 2024 (Digital) SAT April 19, 2024 Coming soon
June 1, 2024 (Digital) SAT May 17, 2024 Coming soon
June 8, 2024 ACT May 3, 2024 May 17, 2024
July 13, 2024 ACT  June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024





Practice Options:


Khan Academy – free test prep linked to Collegeboard and PSAT scores

PowerScore offers free practice tests for SAT and ACT. 

PrepFactory offers free practice questions for SAT and ACT. You may make an account if you wish to save your work/progress. Or select "Get Started (Without An Account)" located on the bottom right of your screen.


Four year college SAT/ACT admission requirement policy change information:
University of California (UC schools)
Fall 2023 and fall 2024 enrollment Test-blind for fall 2023 and fall 2024: Campuses will not consider test scores for California public and independent high school applicants in admissions selection, a practice known as “test-blind” admissions. Test scores could still be considered for other purposes such as course placement, certain scholarships and eligibility for the statewide admissions guarantee.
Cal State University (CSU schools)
The California State University (CSU) no longer uses ACT or SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses. If accepted to a CSU campus, ACT or SAT test scores can be used as one of the measures to place students in the proper mathematics and written communication courses.  Visit the CSU Student Success site for further information on course placement. For more information on admission criteria, please visit the First-Time Freshman Guidance and the First-Time Freshman Frequently Asked Questions  pages. ​
Private Colleges - Many are test optional, students must check each school's admission test policy

What does "test-optional" mean? 

  • You choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT scores with your application.
  • If you are unable or chose not to submit test scores, your application will still receive full consideration. 

 SAT/ACT scores may be used for:

  • Admissions: Some campuses may choose to consider your test scores as part of their application review process. Remember, no admission decision is based on a single factor.
  • Scholarships. Some scholarships may include test scores as a factor in selection.
  • Determining eligibility for the statewide admissions guarantee. 
  • Course placement after you enroll.