College Entrance Exams

The ACT is the college entrance test of choice in the Midwest.  To register for the ACT, please visit From here, you can create an account, register for the test, and even check scores.  

ACT News

Find out if your prospective school is going to require the traditional ACT or the ACT with Writing.  You can check at; click on “Writing Test Option” on the left-hand side, then on “Search Writing Test Requirements by College”.  You can look up a college by name or by state.  Besides checking the web site, it might be a good idea to call the college’s Office of Admissions to find out if they require the writing test.  Schools have to keep ACT updated for this part of the web site to be accurate. 

Registration packets are available in the Guidance Office.  You can also register online at (ACT)   You will have to pay by credit card if registering online.  Registering online is the preferred method for the test.

If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, see me for a fee waiver which would allow you to take the exam for free!  You can take the ACT for free TWICE while you are a junior/senior.  You can take the SAT for free TWICE as a junior/senior.  Also, I have a form you can submit to colleges/universities asking them to waive the application fee. 

If you have an IEP or 504 Plan that allows for extended time for testing, let me know well in advance of the registration deadlines!  We can complete the paperwork for you to apply to take the ACT or SAT with extended time.  ACT or SAT will make the final decision as to whether it will be allowed!

The ACT is administered in September, October, December, February, April, and June.  (BHS will offer all test dates!)

The SAT is administered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June.  Information regarding the SAT and/or registering for it can be found at


ACT TESTING DATES     (Burlington HS will host all testing dates! Lebo HS will host December and April dates!)

TEST DATE                                   DEADLINE                        LATE DEADLINE                        PHOTO UPLOAD DEADLINE
October 22nd                                  September 16th                 September 30th                            October 14th
December 10th                               November 4th                    November 18th                             December 2nd
February 11th                                 January 13th                      January 20th                                 February 3rd
April 8th                                          March 3rd                          March 17th                                    March 31st
June 10th                                       May 5th                              May 19th                                       June 2nd


ACT without writing — $42.50                                                           ACT with writing—$58.50

TAKE NOTE:   If you are mailing in your registration, you must do so early enough that ACT receives it by the deadline, or it will be considered late!!!!!!!!  This is a change from past practice!!!  It is preferred that you register online!

Registration packets are available in the Guidance Office or register online at

WHS School Code:  170-090                                        

See Mrs. Newton if you think you might qualify for a fee waiver or extended time testing.

The other college entrance test is the SAT.  The SAT is broken into 2 separate tests: the SAT and the SAT Subject Area Tests.

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.  To register for the SAT, please visit, and click on SAT, then register.