Why Take the ACT or SAT?

  • Students planning to attend a 4 year college/university will need to take a college entrance exam. All students will take the ACT for free in February of their junior year. We recommend that students take both the ACT and SAT at least once, and possibly retake one of the exams to improve their scores for the purposes of college admission and scholarship eligibility. 

    **If your child in on free or reduced lunch, fee waivers are available. They should contact their school counselor for assistance**

    Register for the ACT HERE.

    Register for the SAT HERE.

  • Some colleges/universities in NC will be test optional. Meaning, they will not require ACT or SAT scores as part of their application process. However, if a student scores well on the ACT and/or SAT, they are highly encouraged to submit their scores!

    Checkout the CFNC Website for a list of test-optional colleges and universities in NC.