Which Test Should I Take?

  • The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams, and students must take one or the other in order to apply to a four-year university. Johnson County Community College does not require an ACT score for admission. The ACT has five components: mathematics, reading, science, English and an optional writing test. The SAT consists of 10 sections: three in mathematics, a required writing session, and three in critical reasoning. Each test is approximately three hours and 25 minutes.

    The PSAT exam is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). About 1 percent of students nationally achieve these top scores which put them in the running for the National Merit Scholarship.

    Read our ACT Prep brochure in PDF format

Northwest ACT Test Prep

Tests will be given in the Raven's Nest from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $100. Register and pay at MyPaymentsPlus.com. Contact Jennifer Addington, jkaddington@olatheschools.org, with questions.
Session Dates Registration Deadline
Session 1 TBD TBD
Session 2 TBD TBD
Session 3 TBD TBD
Session 4 TBD TBD
Summer Session TBD TBD

District-Sponsored Prepworks ACT Test Prep

  • The Olathe District contracts with Prepworks, an online ACT test prep company.  Each license is $45 and provides 12-month access.  Students begin with an diagnostic ACT exam and then creates a customized learning path for each student base on their initial results.  Students progress through a series of instrutional modules with two additional complete ACT tests.  In addition, Prepworks offers free two-hour online ACT workshops approximately four times per year with a live tutor to help with testing strategies.

    Visit http://eacademy.olatheschools.com for information and a flyer to sign up.  Call the eAcademy office at 780-7110 for answers to any additional questions.

ACT Testing Dates

Register at www.actstudent.org. Cost is $50.50, plus writing $67.00. Contact Lauren Peter, lcpeter@olatheschools.org, with questions.
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (fee required)
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020

PSAT / NMSQT Testing Day

  • The PSAT / NMSQT exam will be given on Oct. 16, 2019 at Olathe Northwest. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 11. Late registration is not an option. Register at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/172225. The cost is $19.

    All freshmen through juniors will test on Oct. 10. If you do not sign up for the PSAT, you will take the PSAT 8/9 if you are in ninth grade, or the Practice ACT if you are in 10th or 11th grades.

    Contact Elva Medina, emmedina@olatheschools.org, with questions.

SAT Test Prep

SAT Testing Dates

Register at sat.org/register. Cost is $49.50 without essay and $64.50 with essay. Contact Lauren Peter, lcpeter@olatheschools.org, with questions.
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 17, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 15, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 19, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 25, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 14, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 19, 2020