Free Practice SAT or ACT Tests for High School Students

San Mateo County Libraries is teaming up with C2 Education of Millbrae, opens a new window to offer you multiple opportunities to practice the SAT or ACT college admissions tests in late October and early November. These practice tests are for students in grades 9-12 and online "seating" is limited, but C2 Education of Millbrae will contact you with additional options if practice tests are filled to capacity.

Test yourself with a free proctored, full-length SAT or ACT test, and accurately measure your performance, so you can get a better sense of what to expect on test day. Tests will be proctored live through C2 Education's virtual portal and participants will receive a comprehensive analysis of strengths and weaknesses. Register for one of the dates at the links below:

Register for the SAT or ACT Tests

The SAT test is created and administered by College Board. Visit the College Board website, opens a new window to register for the upcoming SAT test on November 7th or December 5th or to get your questions answered. Additionally, ACT will administer the ACT test on December 12, opens a new window; you have until November 20th to register.

Now is a good time to consider if taking the SAT or ACT tests is right for you. Some colleges and universities, including the University of California, are suspending or eliminating standardized testing requirements. Not sure which schools currently require standardized test scores? Visit FairTest, opens a new window, a nonprofit agency that advocates for eliminating standardized testing and maintains a list of institutions that accept SAT or ACT scores optionally for admission. The SAT or ACT is still required or optional for the vast majority of schools next year and onward, and SAT/ACT scores may be used for:

  • Admissions: Some campuses may choose to consider your test scores as part of their application review process. Remember, no admission decision is based on a single factor;
  • Scholarships: Scholarships may include test scores as a factor in selection;
  • Determining eligibility for the statewide admissions guarantee;
  • Course placement after you enroll.

Even if you choose not to take a practice test offered by C2 Education of Millbrae in partnership with San Mateo County Libraries, your library card offers you access to so many SAT and ACT resources.

Have you changed your plans around the SAT or ACT due to recent changes? Let us know in the comments!

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