2019 Fall Anticipated SAT Dates
August 24, 2019
October 5, 2019
November 2, 2019
December 7, 2019

2019 Fall ACT Dates
September 14, 2019
October 26, 2019
December 14, 2019

  • Students on free/reduced lunch can get SAT fee waivers through the late registration period. For the ACT, they must pay late fee, but registration fee is waived through late registration.
  • Photos must be uploaded as part of SAT and ACT registration.
  • Registration for SAT Online “waitlist status” begins after late registration and continues until five days before test date.
  • ACT Online registration for “stand-by” testing begins after late registration and continues until eight days before test date.
  • Both waitlist and stand-by have large extra fees and no guarantees!
  • All test dates are Saturdays.
  • Multiple choice scores released before essay scores.



Complete the Junior Questionnaire for College Conference in Naviance and attend to the Naviance tasks listed earlier in this document.

January 23

Earliest date to schedule your Junior College Advising appointment

January 31

Advisory – Introduction to Naviance Student and college admission process

February 5 (Tuesday)

Naviance Introduction for Parents/Guardians of Juniors 7-8 pm ARHS Library

February 7 – June

Feb. vacation – great time to begin college visits. Choose variety of institution-types to experience contrasts.

February 9

ACT (not at ARHS)

February 16-24

Feb. vacation – great time to begin college visits. Choose variety of institution-types to experience contrasts.

March 9

SAT at ARHS (Subject tests not offered)

March 12 (Tuesday)

Evening MEFA presentation on nuts and bolts of all aspects of the college admissions process for juniors and parent/guardians.

ARHS cafeteria, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. BE THERE!

April 8 (Monday)

Springfield National College Fair; Young Building at Big E, W. Springfield (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.). Over 200 colleges attend. Register at gotomyncf.com/nacac.asp to avoid filling out registration cards at each table!

April 13

ACT (not at ARHS)

April 13-21

School vacation – great time to visit researched, targeted colleges.

April 25 (Thursday)

Teacher recommendation information distributed via e-mail to juniors. Advisory about recommendations

May 2 (Thursday)

Evening meeting for juniors and parents/guardians. Current seniors will share their experiences in planning for college admission/financial aid.

ARHS auditorium, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. BE THERE!

May 4

SAT & subject tests (Northampton HS)

May 6-10

Teacher recommendation request week – not first come, first served

May 13-17

Teachers respond to recommendation requests

June 1

SAT and Subject Tests (at ARHS)

June 8

ACT (not at ARHS)

Summer vacation

Great time to visit many colleges.

Schedule interviews at those of high-interest.

Narrow your list. Draft essays.

July 13

ACT (not at ARHS)

August 24

SAT and Subject tests at ARHS.

Early senior year

Handbook and other important materials distributed to seniors. Students and parents/guardians should complete online


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