ACT Info


Am I eligible for a fee waiver?

If you can't afford the registration fee for the ACT (No Writing) or ACT Plus Writing, you may be eligible for an ACT Fee Waiver. Information about the eligibility requirements and how to request a fee waiver is sent each summer to high schools.

You must meet all of the following requirements:

1. Currently enrolled in high school in the 11th or 12th grade
2. Either a United States citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories, or Puerto Rico.
3. Meet one or more indicators of economic need listed on the ACT Fee Waiver form.

If you are eligible, you may use a maximum of two separate fee waivers total. The waiver is used once you register, even if you do not test on the requestd test date.

IMPORTANT: To take full advantage of the waiver, you must follow through and test on your registered test date.

Fee waivers cover only the basic registration fee for your test option, including up to four college choices (if you provide valid codes when you register). Waivers do not cover the late registration fee, test date or test center changes, standby fee, or any other services.

You cannot request a fee waiver directly from ACT; you must contact your high school counselor. If you receive an ACT Fee Waiver Form, follow the "Student Directions" on it for your registration method (or if requesting Special Testing).

Note: If you register online, and register during the late period or request any additional services, you must enter a credit card to pay those fees before submitting your registration.

Information from


ACT Test Dates


Test Dates & Centers in Modesto

Center Name Center Code Test Date*
Modesto High School 211240 December 10, 2011
Fred C. Byer High School


September 10, 2011
October 22, 2011
December 10, 2011
February 11, 2012
April 14, 2012
June 9, 2012

*Test dates are on Saturday unless otherwise noted.

Test Dates in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Canada

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
September 10, 2011 August 12, 2011 August 13-26, 2011
October 22, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 17-30, 2011
December 10, 2011 November 4, 2011 November 5-18, 2011
February 11, 2012* January 12, 2012 January 14-20, 2012
April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10-23, 2012
June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5-18, 2012
*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.


Information from

SAT Info


Critical Reading, Math Writing
Accepted Nationally
Penalty for wrong answers
Math grid-ins
Basic Fee: $43.00 (*test vaivers available)
Writing Essay: Mandatory first
Writing Essay: 25min.
Perfect Score 2400
All scores reported to colleges
Pre-SAT: PSAT (11th)

Information provided by
*Test waivers are available in your students school career or counseling office. Certain income guidelines and restrictions may apply.


SAT Test Dates


If you're taking the SAT, you're going to need these SAT test dates below in order to register. Remember, you can take the test as often as you like, even though you'll be paying each time.


Test Dates Test Offered Regular Registration Closes Late Registration Closes
Oct. 1, 2011 SAT & Subject Tests Sept. 9, 2011 Sept. 21, 2011
Nov. 5, 2011 SAT & Subject Tests Oct. 7, 2011 Oct. 11, 2011
Dec. 3, 2011 SAT & Subject Tests Nov. 11, 2011 Nov. 20, 2011
Jan. 28, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests Dec. 30, 2011 Jan. 13, 2012
Mar. 10, 2012 SAT Only Feb. 10, 2012 Feb. 24, 2012
May 5, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests Apr. 6, 2012 Apr. 20, 2012
June 2, 2012 SAT & Subject Tests May 8, 2012 May 22, 2012


Information from Test Prep