|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Deadline|
|September 12||August 31||N/A|
|September 13 *||August 31||N/A|
|September 19 *||August 31||N/A|
|October 10||September 17||September 25|
|October 17 *||September 17||September 25|
|October 24||September 17||September 25|
|October 25 *||September 17||September 25|
|December 12||November 6||November 20|
|February 6||January 8||January 15|
|April 17||March 12||March 26|
|June 12||May 7||May 21|
|July 17 *||June 18||June 25|
* Will not be given at Wayzata High School. Students would need to register to take the exam at a different location on these dates.
Students register for the ACT at actstudent.org. When registering for the ACT, please keep in mind that it can take about 30 minutes. The first step in the registration process is creating a username and password. Make sure you write this information down for future reference. Wayzata's CEEB code is 242650. It is important that the student register for the test as there are questions that only he/she will be able to answer. It may also be helpful to have a transcript handy to answer the questions about classes taken and grades earned. If you have questions regarding registration you can contact ACT at 319-337-1270.
Sending Your Scores
You will need to have your test scores directly from ACT/SAT as these scores are not listed on your transcript. You can request ACT scores be sent by going to actstudent.org to request official scores be sent (there will be a fee). If you have questions regarding score reports please call ACT at 319-337-1313.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Fee Deadline|
|August 29 *||July 31||August 11|
September 26 *
|August 26||September 15|
|October 3 *||September 4||September 22 (phone reg)|
|November 7||October 7||October 27 (phone reg)|
|December 5 *||November 5||November 24 (phone reg)|
|March 13 *
No Subject Tests
|February 12||March 2 (phone reg)|
|May 8 *||April 8||April 27 (phone reg)|
|June 5||May 6||May 26 (phone reg|
* Will not be given at Wayzata High School and students will have to register to take the test at a different location.
Sending Your Scores
You can request SAT scores be sent by going to collegeboard.org to request official scores be sent (there will be a fee). If you have questions regarding score reports please call SAT 866-756-7346. The CollegeBoard offers a feature called "Score Choice." Score Choice gives you the option to choose which scores (by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests™) you send to colleges, in accordance with an institution's stated score-use practice.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Wayzata High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders only) and to help prepare for the SAT.
Wayzata High School will administer the PSAT exam to all registered students on Thursday, October 29 to juniors only.
For the PSAT/NMSQT, students at Wayzata High School will register online through Total Registration. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. The online registration is done through the same site used for AP test registration and past PSAT exams, so students who have taken AP exams or the PSAT at WHS will already have an account established on Total Registration.
PSAT registration is now open and will close on, Thursday, October 15, 2020. The cost of the exam is $30. After September 16, there will be a late exam registration fee that will be applied to your order. Students should register online. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited spacing, Wayzata High School will only be allowing Juniors to take the PSAT exam this year. Students from other schools will not be allowed to take the exam at our location.
Total Registration offers families the convenience of paying PSAT exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment, but there is also an option to pay by check.
Please contact Amy Swenson at Amy.Swenson@
AP enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Through 30+ college-level courses, each culminating in a rigorous exam, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or advanced placement. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous curriculum available to them.
Wayzata High School offers 32 courses. The only requirements are a strong curiosity about the subject you plan to study and the willingness to work hard. AP Exams represent the culmination of AP courses and are thus an integral part of the program.
Wayzata High School's College and Career Center maintains a library of ACT and SAT preparation books that students can check out and use for two weeks. These books will have practice tests and lessons on various items on the test.
ACT, SAT and General Test Preparation
- ACT Test Prep
- SAT Study Guide
- Practice SAT Test
- 5,000 Free Vocabulary Words
- Number Two
- Study Guide Zone
- Test Prep Preview
- University HQ
- Varsity Tutors Practice Tests
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Tips for Taking a Standardized Test
- Carefully read all instructions/directions.
- Carefully read each question.
- Pace yourself. Don't spend too much time on a single passage or question.
- Use a soft lead Number 2 pencil with a good eraser; do not use a mechanical pencil, ink pen or correction fluid.
- Answer the easy questions first, then go back and answer the more difficult ones.
- On difficult questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an educated guess among those remaining.
- Answer every question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
- Review your work. If you finish a test before time is up, go back and check your work.
- Mark your answers neatly. If you erase, erase completely and cleanly without smudging.