Most Common Questions regarding the SAT & ACT
How do I know if I need to take the ACT or SAT?
If you are planning on applying to a 4-year college, you must take the ACT and/or SAT. It is NOT required to take these exams if you are planning on attending a 2 year community college, or a technical school. These schools will often give you a placement test. IF you are unsure of the type of post-secondary school you want to attend, then we would advise you to take the SAT and/or ACT.
How do I choose which test to take? (the ACT or SAT?)
All colleges accept the SAT or the ACT. We recommend checking with the colleges you intend to apply to in order to verify that they do not have a preferred test. You can do this by calling the Admissions department, or simply going onto their website and looking at admission requirements.
What is the difference between the ACT and the SAT?
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How do I sign up for the ACT or SAT, and where is the test administered?
Registration for both the SAT and ACT is online on each of the exam websites. Please click here to return to the front page to get the we addresses. You will have the option of choosing a location to take the exam. The only location in Berkeley County is Hedgesville High School, and the exams are given on Saturdays.
When should I take the ACT or SAT?
We suggest that students who plant to apply to a 4 year college take the SAT or ACT during the spring of their Junior year, and fall of their Senior year. You may take the ACT and SAT as many times as you want in order to increase your score. Most colleges will combine your highest scores from multiple tests (called super scoring).
Is there a fee waiver for the ACT or SAT if I can't afford to pay for the test?
There are fee waivers for students who qualify based on family income. If you would like to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, please see Mrs. Spangler, the Counseling Department Secretary.