ACT & SAT Information

ACT & SAT Information

Most four-year colleges in Minnesota require that students be in the upper half of their graduating class and perform satisfactorily on an entrance test such as the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). An optional 30-minute Writing Test was added to the ACT Assessment. Students may register for the Writing Test when they register to take the ACT.  It is not possible to register for a separate ACT Writing Test; it must be taken in addition to and at the same time as the ACT Assessment. More information about the ACT Assessment and the Writing Test is available at The SAT contains three sections: critical reading, math, and writing. The mandatory writing section includes a multiple-choice component and a 25-minute essay component. The addition of the writing section increases the total possible score from 1600 to 2400. For more information about the new SAT, visit College Board.

Lakeville South High School’s testing code is 241-326


In cooperation with Advantage Educational Programs, Lakeville South and Lakeville North offer ACT prep classes at both high schools and at schools in nearby communities as well.  They are usually offered in the Fall & Winter, and Spring & Summer.  Here is the latest schedule. There is a class make up policy and the course can be repeated free of charge in future sessions.

Paper copies of practice tests, listings of registration dates and registration information for both the ACT & SAT are available in the Career Center.  There are also on-line practice tests within MCIS in a timed format which also provides results and customized feedback.  Make use of the academic test prep provided with the on-line course also free of charge and available at your convenience!

Statewide ACT for Juniors will be held during the school day here at Lakeville South on Tuesday, February 27th.  All LSHS Juniors are automatically registered to take the exam, unless we receive parent permission that they will opt-out.  Watch for more details like room assignments, etc… closer to the testing date.  ACT National Dates can be found on-line or flyers are available in the Career Center for other opportunities to take the exam.




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