College Admission Tests*

You DO NOT have to take both the SAT and the ACT, but you can. FREE with a FEE WAIVER.
*Not the same as a placement test.


Tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and math.

SAT Subject Tests are hour long content tests to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel.

  • Required to apply to 4-year colleges (not community colleges)
    • UC’s require the SAT and recommend SAT Subject Tests for certain programs (check with your school to verify what is needed for admission)
    • CSU’s only require the SAT if GPA is below 3.0
  • Take during your Junior and Senior year of high school
  • Register at
  • Free with a FEE WAIVER – ask your high school counselor
  • Submit scores at
  • May send unlimited free score reports if eligible for the fee waiver