College Entrance Exams

  • College entrance exams may be taken at various locations on Saturdays. Visit the websites below for more information about each test. Student must register and pay for exams through the testing websites below.
     
    *Fee waivers are available for eligible students. Eligibilty is determined by student's participation in the free/reduced lunch program. Please click here to request a waiver for the SAT and/or ACT.  Students can receive up to two waivers for each test in high school. The earliest a student can obtain a waiver is their Junior year.

    CTHS School Code: 442594

    To register for SAT: www.collegeboard.org
    To register for ACT: www.act.org 
     
    CTHS is scheduled to administer the ACT School Day exam on March 2, 2021. CTHS is scheduled to administer the SAT School Day exam on March 24, 2021. *Registration for school day exams will occur through the school. Testing will be open to Juniors and any Seniors that have not previously tested. Fee waivers cannot be used for school day exams. 
     
    Free Study Resources for SAT: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
    Free Study Resources for ACT: https://academy.act.org/
     
    Testing and COVID 19 
    College Entrance Testing (SAT/ACT/TSI) - Many schools are turning to a test optional policy. 
    • List of Test Optional Colleges – Search this database for schools that have adopted a test optional policy for Fall 2021 admissions. 
    • Texas Christian University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Tech University are among Texas colleges that are now test optional for Fall 2021.
    • Tarrant County College and Dallas Community College District are working with students unable to complete TSI requirements due to COVID 19 restrictions. Students may be able to enroll in select college coursework and complete TSI testing remotely after course enrollment.  

    If the college you applying to is test optional for Fall 2021, should you still take the SAT/ACT? 

    COVID 19 has provided a barrier to students being able to complete college entrance exams such as the SAT, ACT, and TSI. Colleges recognize the barrier and are implementing policies to provide flexibility for students unable to test. You need to consider the following factors when deciding if you should still take the SAT/ACT. 

    • Not all schools are test optional at this point. Please check your specific college’s policy to determine if testing is required.
    • If you take the SAT or ACT and submit your scores to colleges, those scores could be used as a part of the admissions review process. High scores could help you be more competitive for admissions and scholarship awards. Click below to see how some popular colleges are utilizing SAT/ACT scores. 
    • Certain scholarships may still require test scores as a part of their award criteria. Do your research when applying for scholarships to make sure you meet all the required criteria. 
    • If you do decide to take the SAT and/or ACT, check out the information below to see what to expect on test day.