ACT & SAT
While neither the ACT nor the SAT are required for high school graduation, many students still elect to take one or both of these tests for the following reasons:
- University Admissions: While many universities are moving towards test-optional admissions, the majority still require either an ACT or SAT score.
- High School Graduation: ACT and SAT scores can meet the assessment requirements (FSA ELA & Algebra 1 EOC) by earning a concordant score.
- Scholarships: Several scholarships require ACT or SAT scores to be submitted, most notably the Bright Futures scholarship.
ACT & SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th- and 12th-grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country might also be eligible for fee waivers.
You’re eligible if one or more of these descriptions apply to you:
- You’re enrolled in or eligible to participate in the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
- Your family's annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.
- You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families, for example, TRIO programs like Upward Bound.
- Your family receives public assistance.
- You’re homeless or live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home.
- You’re a ward of the state or an orphan.
If you qualify for a fee waiver, please fill out the following form and your waiver code will be mailed to you.