Below are the 2017-2018 test dates for both the SAT and ACT. To register you will need our school code (130189)
Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
Note that North Star will only be able to send either all test scores for both the ACT and SAT, or no test scores. When a transcript is requested, we will ask the student whether they want all ACT and SAT scores sent to the colleges to which they apply. If they say they do not want all scores sent, it will be the responsibility of the student to request that their scores be sent directly from the testing agency. Please contact your counselor if you have further questions regarding this new policy.
SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Information. The counselors have information on ACT and SAT fee waivers. There are eligibility requirements which must be met in order to receive a fee waiver. Income levels are based on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Income Eligibility Guidelines. Contact your counselor if you think you might qualify for the waiver.
ACT/SAT Test Preparation: Many students find it beneficial to enroll in preparation classes prior to taking the ACT and/or SAT. The counselors do not specifically endorse any specific preparation program and feel there are many that are helpful. Following is information on a few local preparation programs that other students have found beneficial.
Test Preparation through the Idaho Career Information System is now available to North Star students. You must set up a portfolio on the CIS website to access Peterson’s test preparation for the ACT, SAT and PSAT. Contact your counselor if you need help setting up a portfolio. www.idahocis.org
Kathi Lecertua provides preparation before each administration of both the ACT and SAT. Kathi was the career counselor at Borah High School and has offered SAT and ACT test prep classes to students in the Valley for over 25 years. Sessions focus on testing strategies, math, critical reading, sentence completion, science reasoning, and essay writing. Actual SAT and ACT exams are used in class for practice. Cost is $175, payable at the first class. Classes meet in the Eagle area. She can be reached at 208-761-4140, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Z offers individual tutoring as well as test preparation. Their phone number is 208-424-9500
Huntington Learning Centers provide preparation sessions at each of their Boise locations. Huntington provides an individualized prep program that allows students to work 1:1 with instructors while they pin point their specific needs to get the best results.
Tutor Doctor offers customized 1:1 and small group ACT/SAT preparation. Small group preparation is 18 hours in the classroom followed by three hours of 1:1 tutoring to maximize scores. Our ACT SUCCESS program provides a highly-detailed, six-page analytic report to pinpoint exactly where students need the most help. On average, students who complete our ACT SUCCESS program have raised their composite scores by six points! Tutor Doctor is located at 4840 N. Rosepoint Way, Suite C, Boise, 83713. Phone: 208-922-6416.
Free ACT/SAT prep is available from the following resources:
- Dome Prep
- Idaho Career Information System (CIS) (you will need to have your own CIS portfolio – see your counselor for help setting this up)
- http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/ – free ACT Test prep questions.
Collegeboard and Khan Academy test prep. For the first time ever, the creators of the SAT have given Khan Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for anyone, anywhere. By linking your Collegeboard and Khan Academy accounts, students can access free, personalized test prep using PSAT test results. For more information, go to https://www.khanacademy.org/sat