College Admission Testing

  • Students may use either the ACT or SAT Reasoning Test for college admission purposes. Students taking either of these tests for college admission purposes are advised to register for the test at least two months prior to the post-secondary school’s admission deadline. Juniors typically take tests more than once, beginning with early winter test dates the junior year through fall test dates the senior year. All juniors will sit for the state mandated ACT test with a writing test March 7th, 2023 (makeup April 11). Families do not need to register for this test and more information will be sent to families closer to the date. 

    Students do not need to take the ACT and the SAT but may choose to take both in order to select the test which best suits their purposes. A few highly selective colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Only students applying to this select group of colleges need to take the SAT Subject Tests. Fee waivers are available for qualified students. See a counselor for more information.

    When registering for any of these exams, you will need the following information:

    VAHS School Code is 502-330

Types of Tests

  • ACT Test

  • SAT Testing

  • PSAT/NMSQT Testing