SAT / ACT

College Entrance Tests are an important part of the college application process.  There are two tests that are widely accepted at most colleges and universities in the United States: the SAT and the ACT.  It is not necessary to take both.  All Zeeland students will be given the SAT in April of their junior year.  This administration of the SAT will be a school day event, and given as one part of the three part Michigan Merit Exam.  Zeeland High Schools will sign up students for this exam and it is free of charge.  In order to make sure students have maximized their scores, many students elect to either retake the test they have already taken and/or to take the other test to see if they can achieve a higher score. Below is information on how to sign up for more testing.   Click on this link to learn more about the basics of the SAT.the-sat-in-review-3

ACT:
    To Register:  www.actstudent.org
    Cost: No Writing: $42.50; With Writing: $58.50
    Test Dates/Registration Deadlines
  • September 10/August 7
  • October 22/September 16
  • December 10/November 4
  • February 11/January 13
  • April 8/March 3
  • June 10/May 5
    Closest Test Location: Zeeland West
SAT:
    To Register:  www.https://sat.collegeboard.org
    Cost: No Essay: $45; With Essay: $57
    Test Dates/Registration Deadlines:
  • October 1/September 1
  • November 5/October 7
  • December 3/November 3
  • January 21/December 21
  • March 11/February 10
  • May 6/April 7
  • June 3/May 9
    Closest Test Locations:  Holland Christian, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Christian
There are many resources for preparing for these exams.  The Michigan Electronic Library has free preparation for the SAT, ACT and PSAT at   http://teens.mel.org/MeLCollegeBound  .   Khan Academy, https://www.khanacademy.org/, has free preparation for the SAT.  In addition, there are many resource books available at the public libraries.