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Tests & Assessments


Getting Admitted To College: Testing

Four year Colleges and some Community Colleges will require a test score in order to gain admittance, or to receive scholarships. ACT and SAT do charge a testing fee.

  • You must register online for the ACT at, or for the SAT. 

  • Your counselor can help answer questions, or provide you with practice exams.

  • NHS will host an ACT PowerPrep Course on November 9th, 2021. Check your email for registration information in the fall!

  • Students are eligible to take the ACT for free in their Junior year. Registration information will be sent to parents and students in the Fall.

ACT Test Dates 2021-2022

Test Date

Regular Registration Deadline

Late Registration (late fee applies)

September 11th, 2021

August 6, 2021

August 20, 2021

October 23rd, 2021

September 17, 2021

October 1, 2021

December 11th, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

February 12th, 2022

January 7, 2022

January 21, 2022

April 2nd, 2022

February 25, 2022

March 11, 2022

June 11th, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 20, 2022

July 16th, 2022

June 17, 2022

June 24, 2022


State ACT for Juniors

The state of Kansas is providing a free opportunity for all Juniors to take the ACT on March 1st, 2022 at Newton High School. Students should  follow this link to sign up. This link is restricted to USD 373 users, so students will need to complete the form. The deadline for sign up is Nov 19 2021. This is a HARD deadline as we must submit names of those testing before Dec 1. It is highly recommended that all potentially college bound juniors register.

The ACT is a college entrance exam and provides you with: personalized career planning information, identifies strengths and weaknesses in academic areas to assist in directing your future education, compares your interests in careers and education that may be right for you. Students will have the opportunity to send their scores to schools of their choice.

Please contact your counselor with questions.


PreACT Test

Update: Nov. 2021
Please note the 2021 deadline & date for this testing opportunity has passed. Please check back in fall of 2022 for another testing opportunity. 

Free Opportunity
The state of Kansas is paying for any freshmen student that is interested in taking the PreACT test.  The test will be given DURING the school day on THURSDAY November 4, 2021. This will be an in person paper / pencil test environment.

WHY take the PRE ACT? 
The PreACT helps educators, students, and parents, identify areas of academic strength and opportunity. Students may opt to have their information shared with colleges and scholarship agencies when they take PreACT, providing greater opportunities for recruitment and scholarship awards.  

The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects

How to sign up? 
The link is restricted to USD373 users - STUDENTS must complete the form.

Students may sign up for the test by following this link. The deadline to sign up will be Sept. 22, 2021  This is a hard deadline as materials have to be ordered and shipped.

Please contact Ms. Stephey or your student’s counselor for additional information. 


ACT WorkKeys

Update: Nov. 2021
Please note the 2021 deadline & date for this testing opportunity has passed. Please check back in fall of 2022 for another testing opportunity. 

This is an optional opportunity, but is encouraged for students planning to pursue a certification or technical career.

This IS NOT the FREE ACT test opportunity - we will provide that information as it becomes available. 

See your counselor for additional information.