College Testing

Covid 19 Updates

Due to the many cancellations of summer testing dates, Strake Jesuit is offering a complimentary in-school SAT exam to its seniors on Wednesday, October 14.  This day has historically been reserved for seniors to participate in Career Day while freshman, sophomores, and juniors take the PSAT. With the uncertainty of Career Day and the necessity for college testing, seniors who wish to take the SAT may register below.

October 14 SAT Registration - Seniors Only

 

Strake Jesuit is a national testing center for both the SAT and the ACT on certain dates, indicated below.   The test center coordinator for both the SAT and ACT is Dr. Richard Clinton.  His email is rclinton@strakejesuit.org and his office phone is (713) 272-4374.

SAT 
The SAT is a standardized test that measures what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college.  Information about the SAT is available on the College Board website.

There are many local and nation-wide companies that provide SAT test prep classes.  These classes range in length and cost.   In addition, the College Board provides free online practice tests.  Click here for more information.  

Registration for 2020/2021 test dates opens in late May.

Test Date 

     Registration Deadline     

Subject Tests?               Offered at SJ/SAA?

August 29, 2020

    July 24, 2020

      Yes                                 Strake Jesuit

September 26, 2020

    August 25, 2020

      No                                   Strake Jesuit

October 3, 2020     

    September 4, 2020

      Yes                                  St. Agnes

November 7, 2020

    October 2, 2020

      Yes                                  Strake Jesuit

December 5, 2020

    November 6, 2020

      Yes                                  Strake Jesuit

March 13, 2021

    February 12, 2021

      No                                    St. Agnes

May 8, 2021

    April 2, 2021

      Yes                                   No

June 5, 2021                  May 7, 2021                                   Yes                                   Strake Jesuit

ACT
The ACT® test is the leading US admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.  You can register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.  National Test Dates for 2020-2021 will not open for registration until July 2020.  (Begins with Sept. test date.  July test date is considered part of the 2019-2020 school year).

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Required                      

Offered at Strake Jesuit?

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 9-22, 2020

No

July 18, 2020

June 19, 2020

June 20-26, 2020

Yes

Sept. 12, 2020

August 14

August 15-28, 2020

Yes

October 24, 2020

Sept. 18, 2020

Sept. 19 - Oct. 2, 2020

Yes

December 12, 2020

November 6, 2020

November 7-20, 2020

No

February 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

January 9-15, 2021

Yes

April 17, 2021

March 12, 2021

March 13-26, 2021

Yes
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021

TBD

July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021 TBD

                                

For more information on how to prepare for the ACT, click here.

 

PSAT
The PSAT is administered annually to our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test.  For more information about the PSAT, click on the following links:  PSAT NMSQT and PSAT 8/9.

Below are resources for preparing for the exam and understanding your PSAT/NMSQT scores:
Preparing for the PSAT
 

Pre ACT
Offered once a year on the Strake Jesuit campus, this optional exam provides our students with the opportunity to practice for the ACT exam.   In addition, the Pre ACT, in conjunction with the PSAT, is a good tool to use in determining which admissions test is right for each student.

 

Admissions Test Preparation Resources
College Admission Testing 101 - Compass Prep
SAT/ACT Test Planning & Strategies
CatalystPrep
TestMasters Professional Exam Preparation