School supply lists are available at nearly every department store in the Kansas City area. The Missouri no-tax weekend is fast approaching. Vacations are coming to an end. Students are realizing they should hurry up and complete their summer reading assignments. There is no doubt, despite the current heat wave, that summer is almost over and school will soon begin.
And for high school seniors in the Kansas City metro, that means final opportunities for standardized testing as part of the college search, application, and selection process. Testing calendars for both the SAT and the ACT have been announced and registration deadlines are looming.
- Friday, August 12 deadline to register for the Saturday, September 10 exam
- Friday, September 16 deadline to register for the Saturday, October 22 exam
- Friday, November 4 deadline to register for the Saturday, December 10 exam
- (Note, the December testing date not recommended for high school seniors.)
For a comprehensive list of the 335 ACT testing locations in Missouri, click here. The list is in alphabetical order by city first, then by high school. Not every testing site offers the exam for every test date, so pay attention to the details before registering.
For a listing of the 202 ACT testing sites in Kansas, click here.
- Friday, September 9 deadline to register for the Saturday, October 1 exam
- Friday, October 7 deadline to register for the Saturday, November 5 exam
- Tuesday, November 8 deadline to register for the Saturday, December 3 exam
While in decades past, applicants on the East and West Coasts prepared for the SAT and Midwestern students studied for the ACT, that is no longer truth. Colleges and universities utilize the student’s highest test score, whether from the ACT or from the SAT. Statistically, most Kansas City area high school students do take the ACT, but for some, the SAT format may actually be a better option. College-bound students are encouraged to participate in scored practice testing for both exams, then determine which option is a better fit.
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