Suzanne Garcia, OHS Guidance Dept. Chair
607-433-8243, ext. 121 

OHS CEEB CODE:  334-315

How to Register for the SAT Exam:

The simplest, quickest, and preferred way to register for the SAT or SAT subject test is to go to and set up an online account.  One can also register by mail, but paper registration packets are limited due to the small amount sent by the CollegeBoard each academic year.  Please check the guidance office for availability of the paper forms. 


Test Dates
(Offered at OHS)
Registration Deadline 
 November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016 
 December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016 
 March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017 
 May 6, 2017
 April 7, 2017

 June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 
Fees are:
SAT $45.00
SAT with Essay $57.00

*There are NO Subject tests available on this date
**Please be aware that there are PHOTO ID Requirements for the SAT exams**
Review the Photo Upload Requirements on the SAT CollegeBoard page.
Specifically, an Admission Ticket and an acceptable photo ID are required for entry into the testing area - no exceptions!  Also, NO CHANGE to the test center, test date, or the type of test being taken is permitted on test day.  Standby/Walk-in testing is no longer allowed.  

Students with disabilities should see their counselor well in advance of the registration deadline in order to complete necessary paperwork.  Fee waivers may also be available for those students who qualify.  Please see your counselor for more details. 

When is the Best Time to Take the SAT?
The SAT and other CollegeBoard tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.


2016-2017 ACT Test Dates

The test dates and registration deadlines for the ACTs are as follows:

 Test Dates Registration Deadline
 October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016
 December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016
 June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017

Fees are:
ACT $42.50
ACT with Essay $58.50 

Late registration and standby registration are available as well - consult the for the late/stand by registration time frame.......additional fees apply.

Cost for ACT (no writing) $39.50, cost for ACT (with writing) $56.50. It is strongly encouraged by 4 year colleges that students who intend to apply should take the test with writing. Practice booklets are available at and in the guidance office.

Please read through the registration and indentification material closely when registering as requirements have changed.  Further, no student walk-ins will be accepted on the test day.  All students must bring BOTH an acceptable photo ID AND a paper copy of their ticket.  Students will be required to upload a photo of themselves during the registration process as well.  Stand by, Test center/Test date change requests must be submitted online prior to the test day. 

Students with disabilities should see their counselor well in advance of the registration deadline in order to complete necessary paperwork. Fee waivers are available for those students who qualify. Please see your counselor for details.

How do I register?
Registration packets are available in the guidance office or students can register online at Cost is $39.50 with no writing and $56.50 with writing test. Additional fees are required for late registration. It is recommended that students who are planning on applying to 4 year schools take the writing test. Students with disabilities should see their counselor prior to registering for additional forms. Students with disabilities who are Seniors who intend to take the test should see their counselor during the summer before their year starts.

Should I take the writing test?
Generally if you think you will be applying to any 4 year schools it is recommended that you take the ACT exam with the writing option.

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