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College Admissions Testing

SAT & ACT

Some colleges require students to submit SAT or ACT scores with their academic information on college applications. 

SLO High counselors recommend that students take the PreACT and the PSAT10 in the 10th grade. Both of these tests are offered at SLOHS annually after the new year. Students should also take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year. It is best to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of junior year. Students may take these tests as many times as they like.

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The Covid -19 Pandemic has created an atmosphere where many schools have suspended this requirement.*

CSU Testing Requirements

The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses f‚Äčor the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, fall 2022, winter 2023, and spring 2023 admission cycles.

CSU Testing Requirements

SAT and ACT Test Dates

UC Testing Requirements

UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.

UC Testing Requirements