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College Entrance Testing

ACT
The ACT is required if a student is planning to attend a 4-year college or university.
Create an account and register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org
  • Print off your admission ticket from this account.
  • Check your scores from this account.
  • Most Nebraska schools do not require the writing test.
  • Many out-of-state schools do require the writing test. (Check the school you are interested in before registering.)
  • Most seniors last chance to take the ACT is the December test date.
  • Sophomores or juniors wanting to take a college credit course are encouraged to take the ACT. (Students wanting to take College Algebra or Calculus for college credit must have an ACT score of 21 (College Algebra) and a 25 (Calculus) on the math portion of the ACT.

Boone Central High School Code – 280-010

  • Tells ACT to send your scores to Boone Central

Boone Central Test Center Code - 209-240

  • Indicates to ACT where you would like to take the ACT

2019-2020 Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020
April 4, 2020* February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020

* Test NOT offered at Boone Central High School.

2019-2020 Test Dates (National)

Test Date
September 12, 2020    
October 24, 2020    
December 12, 2020    
February 6, 2021    
April 10, 2021*    
June 12, 2021    
July 17, 2021* 

State ACT

  • Beginning in 2017, the ACT was given to all juniors in the state of Nebraska in place of the NeSA test.
  • The test is given during the school day and is paid for by the state.
  • Students DO NOT need to register for the state test on their own through www.actstudent.org.  They will be registered for the test by Boone Central.
  • This test score IS college reportable.

Practice for the ACT

SAT

  • Find test dates and register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org
  • Can register for the SAT Reasoning Test or three SAT Subject Tests.
  • Check the college or university you are interested in attending to make sure you meet their admission requirements.
  • Prepare for the SAT at www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
  • The SAT is NOT offered at Boone Central High School.

PSAT

  • The PSAT is given to juniors as a practice test for the SAT and as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Contest.
  • This scholarship contest is an annual competition for recognition and college scholarships.
  • If a student does well on the PSAT, they become a semi-finalist for this competition. Each semi-finalist then needs to complete the proper applications in order to be named a finalist.
  • The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to interested juniors.

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