Standardized Testing - SAT/ACT

  • How To Register?

    Registration is currently available online only. R-H CEEB Code: 332340

    Rush-Henrietta Senior High School is NOT a testing site. 

    It is important to visit the website for each exam regularly to find information on testing dates and deadlines, test center locations, how to register and to review their policies and requirements.

    SAT Website

    ACT Website

    What are the standardized tests?

    Many colleges require that prospective students submit standardized test scores as part of the application packet. These tests provide a consistent way for a college to evaluate you as they are nationally administered. The most common tests, the SAT and ACT, are required for most 4-year colleges. Typically, colleges accept either test interchangeably. In general, students are encouraged to take both the ACT and SAT more than one time. For most students, the recommended testing time is in the spring of 11th grade and fall of 12th grade. Some colleges may allow students to apply under a "Test Optional"  provision. Be sure to check with the Admissions Office of each college/university that you plan to apply to for their specifc testing and admissions requirements. 

    How are standardized test scores used?

    Standardized test results are one piece of your college application. High school curriculums are different in every high school, however the SAT and ACT can provide a more consistent way to measure a student's academics since they are standardized. Therefore, these test results serve as a way to compare students from different schools and even different parts of the country. Even so, colleges consistently rank the strength and rigor of the high school transcript as the most important factor in a student's admissibility to college. 

    Some students find that standardized testing does not represent them fully or adequately as a student. For those who are interested, there is a growing list of colleges and universities that do not require any standardized testing. This list is constantly growing and can be found at

    Fee Waivers

    Students with economic hardship may be eligible for a fee waiver for the different standardized college entrance exams. Please note that fee waiver codes are available through the Counseling Center for any student receiving free/reduced school lunch. For more information about fee waiver eligibility, visit the College Board website or visit Mrs. Ottman in the Counseling Center for fee waiver codes. 

    Testing Accomodations

    Students with a documented disability may be eligible for testing accomodations. There is a seperate application process for testing accomodations through the ACT and College Board. Students should see their Counselor or the AP Coordinator several months in advance of their first college entrance exam or AP exam to begin the application process. Testing accomodations are not guaranteed but are reviewed individually by the ACT and College Board organizations.