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 October 3, 10 and 24 September 22, 2018
Session 2 November 7, 14, and 28 November 1, 2018
Session 3 January 16, 23 and 30 January 10, 2019
Session 4 March 20, 27 and April 3 March 9, 2019
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 $46, plus writing $62.50. Contact Lauren Peter, lcpeter@olatheschools.org, with questions.
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (fee required)
September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019

PSAT / NMSQT Testing Day

  • The PSAT / NMSQT exam will be given on Oct. 10, 2018 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 $54.50; subject $26.00. Contact Lauren Peter, lcpeter@olatheschools.org, with questions.
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 26, 2018
November 2, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019 April 6, 2019 April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 22, 2019