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 has chosen the SAT as the state administered college entrance exam. This is a change from the ACT that has been administered in the past. The SAT will be administered to all juniors on April 9, 2019.
A letter to parents from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is available online:
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 ELL Accommodations Plan will receive the testing accommodations stated on their plan, in a small group environment.
- Students testing with extended time will test over two days, April 9-10, 2019. Students may be released after 12:00pm on April 9. On April 10, students will be excused from any classes missed due to testing and will be expected to return to their regular class schedule once testing is complete.
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