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23-24 school year SAT, PSAT and ACT Dates

23-24 school year SAT, PSAT and ACT Dates

More information will be emailed after the start of the school year, but the following tests and dates are confirmed.

  • SAT–Wednesday, Oct. 11th -for Seniors (Juniors with counselor approval) Location–SRV
  • The new digital PSAT/NMSQT–Saturday, October 14th -for Juniors  Location–SRV
  • The ACT–Saturday, Oct. 28th - for all district seniors at San Ramon Valley HS
Not a "test taker"?  Check the Fair Test website for some colleges who do not require ACT nor SAT testing.
Information About PSAT, ACT, SAT

Information About PSAT, ACT, SAT

PSAT - Offered on behalf of College Board at SRVHS once per year, typically in mid-October. See SAT/PSAT information from SRVHS.  The PSAT is also the National Merit Qualifying Test* for current juniors.  Test results may be viewed on line through a student's College Board account a month or so after the test.   (*Students who score in the top 2% of their state's test takers, typically enter into the National Merit Scholarship competition.  Google search 'NMSQT' for more information.)   
SAT & ACT TESTS:  Some 4-year colleges require that students submit scores for an official ACT or SAT test as part of their application requirements. (For the graduating class of 2023, many colleges have altered their test requirements - see their websites!) 
  • Typically, most 4 year college bound juniors will begin taking the SAT or ACT in winter or spring of their junior year. We recommend that students consider taking the essay portion during each sitting as some colleges require it.    
Subject Tests:  Cancelled along with the optional Essay.
While juniors typically take these tests in the spring of their junior year, many seniors will test in the early fall of their senior as well, to attempt to improve their scores. See each of the websites below for a list of testing dates and to register for the tests. Test sites do fill up so register early for closer location options. 
To register for the ACT, SAT tests or get more testing information, go to:
Some schools do not require pre-college testing. To learn more go to Fair
In addition, there is a growing trend in college admissions to offer "test optional" admissions and this is especially true for the Class of 2023!  Thoroughly read each website's admissions policies so you are informed of what is necessary to be considered for admission to each school. 


Preparing for the ACT or SAT tests:
The SRVHS College & Career Center has many different types of books that may be borrowed, to assist with preparation for these tests. 
SRVHS Academic Boosters offers some test prep options for interested students all year long. Pre-registration is required, so be sure to check the Academic Booster's Test Prep Calendar. These offerings are fundraisers for the AB organization.  Go to the Academic Boosters page on this website.  (go to home page, click on "Academics", "Academic Boosters", then "Test Prep".)
Khan Academy has partnered with College Board to offer free SAT test prep. Go to the College Board website to learn more. 
ACT offers free test prep on their website as well.  
There are many other free web based test prep tools to explore.  Find the one that supports you best!
VERY IMPORTANT:  Students must send scores from their ACT or SAT account directly to the colleges they are applying to during the college application process.  Test scores are not automatically sent (unless a student requested his/her score to be sent as one of the 4 free test reports when he/she registered for the ACT or SAT test).