The majority of four-year colleges in Ohio will require students to take a standardized test to demonstrate college readiness. This is typically the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or the ACT (American College Test). In Ohio the majority of students will take the ACT test.
The ACT test is made up of four parts: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. In addition students have the option of taking a writing portion that goes along with the standard ACT test. The ACT organization recommends that students test in the Spring of the junior year. Most Celina students will opt to test in April, when the test is offered here at the high school. Seniors may want to test a second time early in the fall of their senior year (September or October). Students should take the ACT + Writing at least one time, as more and more college require this for admission.
Students can register online at http://www.actstudent.org/ . In addition to information about registration, this website provides a wealth of resources including free test preparation, college and career information, and assistance with college planning. By setting up an account on the website students will also be able to access their scores about 14 days after their test date.
The following is a list of ACT test dates and deadlines for 12-13:
Late Registration Deadline
*October 24, 2015
October Oct. 2
*December 12, 2015
February 6, 2016
*April 9, 2016
June 11, 2016
*Test offered at Celina: Use Test Center Code 202600
*The School Code (CEEB Code) for Celina High School is: 360-835
The SAT is a less common assessment in the state of Ohio, although all four-year colleges will accept this test for admission consideration. The SAT contains sections on: Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing. Because the test is less popular in Ohio, it may be difficult to locate a testing site. Students can register and find out more information at: http://www.collegeboard.com/
If a student has an Individualized Education Plan he or she may be entitled to special testing accommodations. Contact Mrs. Gabes in the guidance office to determine if your student may be eligible for special testing. Requests for testing accommodations must be made through the guidance office and sent directly to the testing agency.