SAT/ACT Information


The Senior year at Upward Bound is a very important year for students preparing for college. College applications, college visits, FAFSA workshops, Senior Retreat, Bridge and Senior Recognition are among the opportunities that prepare students for college. SAT and ACT waivers are given if seniors need to take these tests. If juniors make below a combined score of 900 on their verbal and math SATs, they are required to take the SAT in their senior year of high school. Fee waivers are available through the Upward Bound office. Upward Bound recommends taking the SAT early in your senior year, if needed, you can retake the test in the spring.

SAT Test Dates:

August 29, 2020

September 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

November 7, 2020

December 5, 2020

March 13, 2021

May 8, 2021

June 5, 2021

Fee waivers are also available for students wishing to take the ACT.

ACT Test Dates:

September 13, 2020

October 10, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 24, 2020

October 25, 2020

December 12, 2020

February 6, 2021

April 17, 2021

June 12, 2021

July 17, 2021



  • Primary test day: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Saturday test day: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Alternate test day: Tuesday, October 26, 2021


High School Codes 
Ridgeview High School 470571
Eastside High School 470575
Central High School  472445

The following site has test dates for numerous exams, all in one location. It even has practice questions and SAT math review videos, which are really helpful.

General Tips

  • Request college applications as early as possible
  • Attend College Night Programs
  • Take the SAT/ACT early in senior year
  • Narrow down choices of colleges (three to five schools)
  • Pay attention to deadlines and fees
  • Complete FAFSA as early as possible (January)
  • Don't slack off in your senior year. (College admission officers look at grades from your senior year in detail)

Financial Aid

Financial aid assists students in meeting college costs. Don't assume you are not eligible for financial aid.  The College Scholarship Service in Princeton determines the amount of money students receive.  Financial aid is available through:

Grants:  Funds that do not have to be to be repaid. Grants are usually based on need.  Students must complete the FAFSA for consideration. 

Scholarships:  Students are rewarded for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. Do not have to be repaid.

Work Study: The financial aid office places students in jobs on campus. Does not have to be repaid.

Loans:  Borrowed money available through the government and local agencies. This type of financial aid must be repaid. 

Senior Links

UVa-Wise Application

MECC Application

AIMS Scholarship

College ScoreCard-Estimate how much you'll have to pay to attend a specific schooh, based on your family's income.

College Board Online - Online college applications, SAT registration and prep, and general information.

ACT - ACT registration and prep, and college planning and search service. 

CollegeNet - College search, financial aid, scholarships, and general tips.

FastWeb - College and scholarship search.

FAFSA - Federal Application for Student Aid online application.

UVA-Wise Financial Aid Department - Types and applying for financial aid.

Questions to Ask College Representatives - The most popular questions students need to ask college representatives.