Standardized Test Dates 2016-2017
Glenbrook North High School Code (CEEB): 143-215
Standardized testing has been, and continues to be, closely examined across the country, and usage of the ACT and SAT for college admission is no exception. As educators (as well as the media) continue to discuss, debate, and challenge the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the ACT/SAT, it is important that you take the examinations seriously, while realizing that they are not the single most important factor that will get you admitted or denied to a college.
It is recommended that students begin taking these tests during the spring of their junior year. Students have plenty of opportunity to take the tests. ACT’s are offered in February, April, June, September, October, and December and SAT’s in January, March, April, May, June, October, November and December. Therefore, taking these tests in October or December of your junior year for practice is simply not necessary! As a statewide initiative, all juniors will be administered the SAT in April during the school day. This SAT can be used for college admissions.
Students eligible to participate in the school district's Free/Reduced Lunch program should see Ms. Levchenko or Dr. Boyle for possible fee waivers for the ACT/SAT.
PLEASE NOTE: Glenbrook North High School does NOT record test scores on transcripts or applications. It is the student's responsibility to request the testing company to send their scores directly to the college(s).
ACT: College Admission Testing Program
Create a free ACT web account online at www.actstudent.org
. Once an account is created, one can register for test dates, print admission tickets, view scores, send scores and much more. Note: Online options are available for students who wish to test standby and for students with disabilities.
*GBN is a test site
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration (Late Fee Required)|
|*September 9, 2017||August 4, 2017||August 5-18, 2017|
|October 28, 2017||September 22, 2017||September 23 - October 6, 2017|
|December 9, 2017||November 3, 2017||November 4-17, 2017|
|*February 10, 2018||January 12, 2017||January 13-19, 2017|
|*April 14, 2018||January 12, 2017||March 10-23, 2017|
|June 9, 2018||May 4, 2018||May 5-18, 2018|
College Board SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and SAT Subject Tests
Create a free SAT web account online at www.collegeboard.com or www.sat.org. Once an account is created, one can register for test dates, print admission tickets, view scores, send scores and much more. Note: Online options are available for students who wish to test standby and for students with disabilities.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes (Late Fee Required)|
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017||August 15, 2017|
|*October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 27, 2017|
|November 4, 2017||October 5, 2017||October 25, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||November 2, 2017||November 21, 2017|
|*March 10, 2018||February 9, 2018||February 28, 2018|
|*May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018||April 25, 2018|
|June 2, 2018||May 3, 2018||May 23, 2018|
*GBN is a test site
Juniors are advised to take the SAT in either April, May or June. SAT subject tests should be taken if they are completing a course in which they have done better than average work and if SAT subject tests are required by the college(s) to which they are applying.
SAT WAITLIST REGISTRATION
Standby test-taking is not permitted. If you miss the last registration deadline, or if your paper registration has been returned unprocessed without enough time to resubmit it, you may be able to go online to request a waitlist status. This status may be available from the last registration deadline up until five days before test day. Unregistered individuals will not be admitted to the test center under any circumstances. Test registration on test day at the test center is not available.
Advanced Placement Exams may award college credit, advanced college placement or both.
PSAT/NMSQT: SAT Practice and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
The PSAT/NMSQT is recommended for juniors who are college bound and who also wish to compete in the National Merit Scholarship program. It is also an excellent practice test for the SAT.