SAT and ACT Tests

Information about the SAT and ACT tests including upcoming test dates, where to take the test, and how much they cost.

ACT

What is the ACT Test
The ACT is a college entrance exam that many colleges and universities in the United States use as part of the college admissions process. Looking for basic information about the ACT test format? We've got it!

ACT Basics
The ACT is a standardized test that measures a student's skills in five core areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional). Typically, students in grades 11 and 12 will take the ACT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process.

ACT Format
The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections-English, Math, Reading, and Science-and one optional essay section-Writing. Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing (writing portion not required for Minot State).
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Upcoming Test Date Information

ACT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

* Not all dates are offered at all locations

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* Minot State does not require the writing option for admission

SAT

What is the SAT
The SAT is a college entrance exam that many colleges and universities in the United States use as part of the college admissions process. Looking for basic information about the SAT test format? We've got it!

SAT Basics
The SAT is a standardized test that measures a student's skills in three core areas: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. Students in grades 11 and 12 take the SAT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process.

SAT Format
The SAT is composed of three main sections — Math, Evidence-Based Reading, and Writing. There is an optional 50-minute essay, and total testing time with the essay is 3 hours and 50 minutes. The breakdown of each remaining section can be found in the table below.
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Upcoming Test Date Information

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 19, 2020

* Not all dates are offered at all locations

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» SAT Test Cost Information

* Minot State does not require the essay portion for admission