SAT, ACT Testing Information

SAT (SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject tests)
  • Register online at collegeboard.com and print admission document.
  • Paper registration forms are available in the college resource room. An admission ticket will be sent through the mail.
  • Register early to avoid late charges and reserve first-choice test centers.
  • Include the Santa Catalina school code 052045 so that the school receives a copy of the report.
  • The primary test center is Seaside High School, center code 05-798. A bus will be arranged for all boarding students. Alternate test centers might be more convenient for day students.
  • Always check admission document for accuracy.
  • Freshman-1st Semester Juniors: We recommend that ONLY if you are enrolled (and doing well) in an Honors or AP that has a corresponding SAT Subject Test that you take it. We do not recommend taking an SAT Reasoning or ACT test before the 2nd semester of the Junior year.

ACT
  • Register online at actstudent.org and print admission document.
  • Paper registration forms are available in the college resource room. An admission ticket will be sent through the mail.
  • Register early to avoid late charges and reserve first-choice test centers.
  • Include the Santa Catalina school code 052045 so that the school receives a copy of report.
  • The primary test center is Watsonville High School, center code 230310. A bus will be arranged for all boarding students. Alternate test centers might be more convenient for day students.
  • Always check admission document for accuracy.

What to bring on test day
  • Picture ID (Santa Catalina School ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • Two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser
  • Acceptable calculator with fresh batteries
  • For Language Listening Subject Test in November only: an acceptable CD player with headphones
  • Check websites for more details

Note: Nonstandard testing arrangements (such as extra time) are made through the Santa Catalina School Office prior to the registration deadline.

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