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
    • 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

    * Test NOT offered at Boone Central High School.

    Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
    April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022 April 12-May 27, 2022
    June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022 June 21-August 5, 2022
    July 16, 2022* June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 26-Sept 9, 2022
    September 10, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 19, 2022 September 20-October 4, 2022
    October 22, 2022 September 26, 2022 September 30, 2022 November 1-15, 2022
    December 10, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 18, 2022 December 20, 2022-January 3, 2023
    February 11, 2023 January 6, 2023 January 20, 2023 February 21-March 7, 2023
    April 1, 2023* February 24, 2023 March 10, 2023 April 11-25, 2023
    June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023 June 20-July 4, 2023
    July 15, 2023* June 16, 2023 June 23, 2023 July 25-August 8, 2023

    State ACT

    • Beginning in 2017, the ACT is given to all juniors in the state of Nebraska.
    • 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  They will be registered for the test by Boone Central.
    • This test score IS college reportable.

    Practice for the ACT


    • Find test dates and register for the SAT at
    • Students 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
    • The SAT is NOT offered at Boone Central High School.


    • 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 to interested juniors in October of each year.

    MAP Test

    • Northeast Community College and Central Community College use the MAP tests for placement in college courses. 
    • A student's MAP scores can be requested from Boone Central.

    Accuplacer Test