College Exams – Prep & Admission

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ACT   (American College Test)

When registering for ACT to be sure of all test dates, registration deadline, locations changes due to restrictions for testing continue to change due to COVID-19.

PLEASE CHECK Exam dates and locations at: ACT


Grade Levels Tested: 10th -12th grades
Required Test to Graduate: No
College Entrance Exam: Yes, score used for admissions and scholarships
Test Preparation:|See LNHS “Pre-testing Assistance” below, to visit page links for practice tests
–ACT Test Prep Booklet available in the LNHS Career Center  visit their website.  It is a free student preparation booklet and includes test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt. The booklet can be viewed and downloaded on The ACT Student Test Prep website.
Test Registration:   ACT
Lakeville North High School Code: #241325
Test Results: Email notification to student
Description: The ACT college entrance test is available for all students in grades 10-12, but commonly taken the junior year in high school. It is considered the “universal college entrance exam” throughout the Midwest area and a curriculum-based test. Students may take this test several times and continue to improve their scores, typically up through the fall of their senior high school year. Students register for this test through the ACT web site. This test is taken at a designated high school, and it assesses students in reading, math, english and science subjects.

Testing Dates:      2020-2021

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline Online Score Release*
12-Sep-20 7-Aug-20 21-Aug-20 Sept 22; Oct 6, 2020
24-Oct-20 20-Sep-20 4-Oct-20 Nov 3; Nov 17, 2020
12-Dec-20 6-Nov-20 20-Nov-20 Dec 22, 2020; Jan 5, 2021
6-Feb-21 8-Jan-21 15-Jan-21 Feb 16; Mar 1, 2021
10-Apr-21 5-Mar-21 19-Mar-21 Apr 20; May 4, 2021
12-Jun-21 7-May-21 21-May-21 June 22; July 6, 2021
17-Jul-21 11-Jun-21 25-Jun-21 July 27; Aug 10, 2021



SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test -SAT & SAT Subject Tests)

Grade Levels Tested: 10th- 12th grade
Required Test to Graduate: No
College Entrance Exam: Yes, score usually used for admission to coastal colleges and universities Test Preparations: See LNHS “Pre-testing Assistance”, “Testing & Assessments” page links for practice tests, or  Prep Booklet in the LNHS Career Center
Test Registration:
Lakeville North High School Code: #241 325
Test Results: Mailed to students by College Board (approx. 2 months)
Description: The SAT college entrance test is taken by students before entering a college or university that is typically located outside of the Midwest area. Students should check college websites for entrance exam testing and admission requirements. This test measures critical thinking, analyzing problems in math, reading, and writing. Students sign up for this test through College Board. The SAT Subject tests measure a specific academic subject. These tests consist of five subjects: english, history, math, sciences, and languages. Some colleges require 2 or more subject test scores to be submitted with applications.

Test Dates & Times:  2020-21

Test Date Deadline Late Deadline
29-Aug-20 31-Jul-20 19-Aug-20
3-Oct-20 4-Sep-20 23-Sep-20
7-Nov-20 2-Oct-20 21-Oct-20
5-Dec-20 6-Nov-20 24-Nov-20
13-Mar-21 12-Feb-21 3-Mar-21
8-May-21 2-Apr-21 21-Apr-21
5-Jun-21 7-May-21 26-May-21



Minnesota Career Information Systems (MCIS)

MCIS establishes personal students’ portfolios. MCIS create students’ own personal high school career class plans, college search information, free practice college entrance testing and prep assistance, scholarships available, and more!  —If students have not established their own accounts, come to the LNHS Career Center for their account information.

 MCIS Student Log-in

ACT/SAT College Exam Pre-Testing Assistance


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