The ACT is one of two tests that may be required for admission to a four year college or university. The SAT is the other. The ACT tests skills in English, reading mathematics, and science reasoning.
A perfect score in each test area is a 36. A perfect composite score is a 36.
At this time, the ACT writing test is considered optional; however, most colleges require the test.
Students should register early to take the ACT since test sites will close when they have reached capacity during registration. To register, please click the following link:

Please be sure to include Bosse's code when registering for the ACT. Bosse High School Code: 150950.

SAT and ACT Test Dates 2016-2017


1. Do I have to take both tests?
No. Most students pick only one.

2. What's the difference between the ACT and SAT?
The ACT is an achievement test; measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT score is based on only the number of correct answers given. The SAT is more of an aptitude test; testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The SAT takes off for wrong answers.

3. Who should take the SAT Subject Tests?
The SAT Subject test(s) should only be taken if required or recommended by the college for which you are applying.