College Entrance Exams (ACT, SAT)
While the courses students take and the grades students receive are generally the most important criteria for college admission, the test results of the ACT® (administered by ACT, Inc.) or the SAT (administered by College Board) are also considered. Refer to the admission guidelines for each college or university for details.
ETHS is a testing center for the ACT and SAT, and both tests are offered on certain Saturdays throughout the year. This schedule allows students to repeat either or both tests in their junior or senior year, if necessary.
View the Testing & Exams calendar for a complete list of college entrance exam test dates.
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the State of Illinois chose the SAT as the state-administered college entrance exam. This is a change from the ACT that was administered in the past.
Additional information about the Illinois State Sponsored SAT FAQ can be found here: Background_FAQ_IL_State_SAT
- Students with an approved IEP, 504, or EL Accommodations Plan will receive the testing accommodations stated on their plan.
- Students testing with extended time will test over two days.
Instructions for creating a College Board account: Create a College Board Account
Instructions for Submitting Additional Scores to Colleges Not on the Initial List from College Board: Instructions for Submitting Additional Scores
Accessing SAT Scores: Students Instructions for Accessing SAT Scores