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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.

College Board SAT TestingACT  Testing InformationTesting Resources

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

CSU Testing Requirements

A note for fall 2023 first-time freshman:

 The California State University (CSU) has suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses f​or the 2023-2024 academic year. 

For more information, please visit the First-Time Freshman Guidance and the First-Time Freshman Frequently Asked Questions​​ pages. ​  

CSU Testing Requirements

SAT Test Dates

PSAT10 NEW Test Date: March 21, 2023

SAT Test Date: March 22, 2023 at SLOHS

Purchase Date for SAT's closes
March 15, 2023

UC Testing Requirements

A note for fall 2023 first-time freshman:

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