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Higher Education Information

Everything College, we want to make sure to provide you with all the necessary college information so you can move forward in your education. 

Helpful Links

Next Steps Idaho:

College and career planning resources for high school students from the Idaho State Board of Education.

Money Geek:

Helps you make financial decisions. This link will take you to the ultimate guide for the FAFSA.

Princeton Review:

A college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House.


Do you need help finding a college major? MyMajors can assist you in finding your best-fit college majors, schools, and career path!

National Association for College Admission Counseling:

An organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing post secondary education.


A mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.


When you need information about the school you're considering attending, tips and strategies for test prep, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities, or just want information on what college life is like, Peterson's is your final stop.


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SAT vs ACT What's the difference?


SAT Test Dates  

The Idaho State Department of Education has not sent out the official date that the SAT will be given in Idaho Public High Schools, for 11th grade students, yet. However, it is usually given the first couple of weeks in April. Students may register to take the SAT at an alternate testing site before April, (exam not paid for by the SDE)

Visit: for additional SAT dates and registration instructions

SAT Cost
(Without Essay) 

(Including Essay) 

All About the SAT

Length: 3 hrs. 45 minutes (w/writing)
10 sections
​(3 Critical Reading, 3 Math, 3 Writing, and 1 Experimental)

Critical Reading Section
19 Sentence Completions
48 Reading Comprehension

Mathematics Section
44 Multiple-Choice
10 Grid-Ins

Writing Section
18 Identifying Sentence Errors
25 Improving Sentences
6 Improving Paragraphs

Essay-25 minutes

1/4 point subtracted from your raw score for each wrong answer. (Except for Math Grid-Ins)
​3 scores of 200-800 for each subject (a perfect score in each subject is 800)
*TOTAL Score range of 200-2400 based on adding scores from 3 subjects.


ACT Test Dates

  • September 14, 2019

    • Deadline to register 8/16/19

  • October 26, 2019

    • Deadline to register is 9/20/19

  • December 14, 2019

    • Deadline to register is 11/8/19

  • February 8, 2020

    • Deadline to register is 1/10/20

  • April 4, 2020

    • Deadline to register is 2/28/20

  • June 13, 2020

    • Deadline to register is 5/8/20

  • July 18, 2020

    • Deadline to register is 6/19/20

ACT Cost
(Without Writing) 

(With Writing)

(Late Registration Fee)

All About the ACT

Length: 3 hrs. 25 minutes (w/writing)
4 sections
(English, Math, Reading, Science, plus optional Writing test)

English Test
Number of Questions=75
Usage/Mechanics (40 questions)
Rhetorical Skills (35 questions)

Mathematics Test
Number of Questions=60
Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra (24 questions)

Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry (18 questions)
Plane Geometry/Trigonometry based (18 questions)

Reading Test
Number of Questions=40
Social Studies/Natural Sciences reading skills (20 social studies &
natural sciences questions)
Arts/Literature reading skills (20 prose fiction & humanities questions)

Science Test
Number of Questions=40
None: the total test score is based on all 40 questions.

NO penalty for wrong answers
4 scores of 1-36 for each test (a perfect score in each section is 36)

Composite Score is based on the average scores from each test (1-36)

SAT Subject Tests

Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.

SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.

Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.

Why take the tests?
Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. In addition, you can enhance your application, demonstrate knowledge you've gained outside the classroom, and potentially place out of introductory courses.

What Subject Tests are Offered?

  • Literature

  • U.S. History

  • World History

  • Math Level 1

  • Math Level 2

  • Biology/EM

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • French

  • French with Listening

  • German

  • German with Listening

  • Spanish

  • Spanish with Listening

  • Modern Hebrew

  • Italian

  • Latin

  • Chinese with Listening

  • Japanese with Listening

  • Korean with Listening

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