Test Prep

Test Prep

SAT & ACT Testing Information

Standardized testing is an important aspect of college admissions for the majority of colleges and universities around the world.

  • Juniors, and all juniors throughout the State of Colorado, are required to take the SAT in April of each year. There is no fee for this test.  SVVHS staff will register all juniors for this test at school. 
  • Sophomores will take the PSAT10 in April of each year.  There is no fee for this test and SVVHS staff will register sophomores for this test at school. 
  • Freshman will take the PSAT8/9 in April of each year.  There is no fee for this test and SVVHS staff will register freshmen for this test at school.

Taking an SAT or ACT a second or third time on a National Test Day is also as a chance to improve scores. Some students choose to take both the ACT and the SAT, but both are widely accepted at most, if not all, colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Students register for the National SAT, SAT 2-Subject and ACT tests on their own. A limited number of registration fee waivers are provided by SAT and ACT.  Ask the SVVHS counselor for more information.

Students should review all testing requirements for specific colleges and universities directly on the official college websites. As well, all dates for testing and registration should viewed only on the official SAT and ACT websites, not third party websites.

Click on the links for SAT and ACT DATES and REGISTRATION

For more information on the ACT and SAT, please choose from the following resources:

SAT – Official website

ACT  – Official website

Tips For Designing Your Testing Timeline


Which test is taken more?

What are the SAT 2 Subject Tests?

How Colleges Use Admissions Tests

Are there colleges or universities that don’t consider testing as part of admissions?

Testing Accommodations: Some students, such as those with diagnosed and documented disabilities, or those with 504 Plans, Special Education IEP’s, Health Plans, and other individual cases, may apply for testing accommodations for any standardized test given at SVVHS.  Accommodations for the State PSAT and SAT are managed by the SVVHS staff.  For the National ACT, the SAT, PSAT and AP Exams, students and families work in conjunction with the SVVHS counselor to apply for accommodations. Follow the links for information on SAT/PSAT and AP Accommodations and ACT Accommodations.


The PSAT/NMSQT is proctored in the fall at SVVSD high schools.  The PSAT is an optional test and will be available to all juniors. It will be available to sophomores on a space available basis. Click here for more information on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Dates

May 6, 2019 – May 17, 2019

Click here for more information about AP Exam Dates and FAQs

Test Preparation Resources:  The market for online and site-based, local test preparation is large and varied.  To help you decide on what type of test preparation you might choose, we recommend that you talk to other students, friends and neighbors regarding their experience.  As a means to narrowing down your choices, take a look at this helpful article.

Online Test Prep Resources (just a sampling) : 

Shmoop: Your FREE online resource for ACT, SAT PSAT and AP Test Prep provided by SVVSD

Official SAT Test Prep

Official SAT Test Prep in conjunction with Kahn Academy

Official ACT Test Prep

ACT Academy

College in Colorado

Local Test Prep Resources:

College Insights

Tutor Doctor


Princeton Review


Doorway to College

Need additional help with preparing for the SAT, ACT, PSAT or your AP exam?  These web sites will help you get answers!

The links provided above are based on information created by other public and private organizations. St. Vrain Virtual High School does not control or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.  These links are provided for the user’s convenience, and the inclusion of these links is not intended to endorse products or services offered, or views expressed, on these websites.

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