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 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25, 2021
September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021
October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021
December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022

* 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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Anticipated Upcoming Test Date Information

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
August 28, 2021 TBA TBA
October 2, 2021 TBA TBA
November 6, 2021 TBA TBA
December 4, 2021 TBA TBA
March 12, 2022 TBA TBA
May 7, 2022 TBA TBA
June 4, 2022 TBA TBA

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* Minot State does not require the essay portion for admission