College Testing

  • About ACT & SAT Tests

    The ACT and SAT are standardized tests used for college admission purposes.  Colleges will accept either test; however, some universities/colleges may require specific testing such as the SAT II Subject Tests.  Please check with the schools you are applying to in order to verify which tests they require for admission.  Both tests are given multiple times throughout the school year in a variety of locations.  Registration is done online, and deadlines usually are one month before the actual test date.
    Seniors applying to four-year colleges should register to take the SAT or ACT as soon as possible. * Class of 2021 seniors due to the current pandemic, four-year colleges and universities have either waived or made these tests optional for Fall 2021 admissions. A Princeton Review article explains some of the differences between the SAT and ACT.
    Note: Test fee assistance is available. Please check with your counselor if you think you may be eligible.

    Free SAT/ACT Study Kits

    Students can now obtain popular study aids for SAT and ACT tests and only pay the cost of shipping and technical support.  This offer is valid for all Oak Harbor High School students.  Study materials are typically sold commercially for $200.  Order your study kit online from eKnowledge Corporation and use Oak Harbor's unique code to receive your discount: FHKL40627.
    Free Personalized SAT Practice - College Board, in partnership with Khan Academy, provides free, high-quality SAT practice materials.  For free personalized practice tests and more, visit Khan Academy.  For free ACT practice, go to

    PSAT Test  

    Who: Juniors
    Test Date: January 26, 2021 - Oak Harbor High School
    Details: Practice SAT.  Juniors are highly encouraged to test since it may also qualify them for National Merit Scholarship consideration.  Space is limited with Juniors given priority registration, beginning Monday, January 4.  Sophomores are welcome on a space-available basis and may register beginning Monday, January 11.  Registration for all students closes once all spaces are filled, but no later than the end of the school day on Friday, January 22. Students can prepare by taking a practice test: PSAT Practice Test.
    Note: Picture ID is required at check-in on test day.
    Sign Up: Click here to sign up. The cost is $20.  Payment must be made at the Cashier's office.  After making payment, give the receipt to the secretary in the Career & Counseling Center to complete registration.

    ACT Test 

    Who: Juniors and Seniors
    When:                  Please check the ACT website due to COVID 19 Many Testing Centers are closed
    Details: The fee for the ACT with Writing is $68 (without Writing is $52). The registration fee includes score reports for four colleges if codes are provided at the time of registration.  ACT preparation materials are available in the Counseling Center.
    Sign Up: Students must register online.  The registration deadline is five weeks in advance of the test date.  Our school code number is 480-810.

    SAT Test 

    Who: Juniors and Seniors
    2020-2021  Dates and Local Locations:
    MAY 8 Coupeville (Pending Pandemic Conditions)
    Details: The fee for the SAT Reasoning Test is $68 (without Essay is $52).  The registration fee includes score reports for four colleges.  SAT Subject Tests are also given during regularly scheduled SAT Test dates (except March).  Up to three Subject Tests can be taken during a single test date.  A registration fee of $26 plus $22 for each subject test applies (except Language with Listening, which is $26 and only given in November).  The SAT Preparation Booklet is available in the Counseling Center.
    Sign Up: Students must register online.  The registration deadline is a month in advance of the test date.  Our school code number is 480-810.


    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test 

    Who: Juniors and Seniors
    Test Date: February 2, 2021
    Location: Oak Harbor High School Library
    Details: The ASVAB is a multi-aptitude test battery consisting of eight short individual tests covering a variety of subjects.  Students taking the test receive scores on each individual test as well as career exploration scores.  After taking the test, students can receive more information from the military about the results, or they can choose not to be contacted. ASVAB Practice Test
    Sign Up: No cost.  Students interested in taking the test can sign up here. Priority is given to Juniors and Seniors. Sophomores may test on a space-available basis.