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Programs & Opportunities

Exams Typically Required for College Admissions

These exams are not free and typically cost approximately $50 each.  However, some students may qualify for fee waivers that completely cover the cost of the exams.  Please visit the OHS Counseling Center to learn more about this option.


When should you take the exams?

The ideal time to take the SAT and/or ACT is towards the end of your junior year.  These exams will include material you will have covered throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. There are multiple dates to choose from.  If you need assistance with choosing a date, please visit the OHS Counseling Center for more information.


The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.


To learn more and register for the SAT exams, click here


The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test.


To learn more and register for the ACT exams, click here