ACT/SAT Information

 

OBHS SCHOOL CODE

252-220 

 

How do I register for ACT or SAT tests?

 

  • ACT or SAT sign-up is YOUR responsibility. It is easiest to register online but register-by-mail packets are available if needed. Come to Guidance Office/Career Center for more info.
  • Go to www.actstudent.org to register for the ACT and to find information about test dates, registration deadlines, etc.  Make a note of the password information associated with your account, as you will need it to access practice tests, score reports, etc.  To become familiar with the ACT testing format, work through free practice tests online at websites such as www.actstudent.org, www.get2college.org, and www.firstregional.org.
  •  Go to www.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT. Make a note of the password information associated with your account as you will need it to access practice tests, check scores, etc. A limited number of practice tests are available through the Guidance Office.
  •    Test fee waivers:  If you receive free or reduced school lunch, you can request up to two waivers for ACT or SAT fees, to be used during your junior or senior years of high school. Request a "test fee waiver" letter from the school cafeteria and show your Social Security card to the school ACT/SAT Coordinator.  Please allow at least two days before the registration deadline when requesting a fee waiver.
  • When you register for the ACT or SAT, go ahead and have your scores reported to as many colleges as you can - whether or not you plan to apply for admission to that school - if there is the slightest possibility you may apply for admission there. This can save you money later in score reporting fees.
  • OBHS includes your official ACT scores (if they have been officially reported to our school) on the transcripts we send to your college admissions offices. However, most colleges also need your ACT or SAT score to be officially reported to them by the testing organizations.  If you did not request your scores to be sent to a particular college at the time you registered for the ACT or SAT, you may have to return to the testing corporation's website to request they send your scores to that college, at your expense.