Due to the impact of COVID-19, the UNC Board of Governors has waived the standardized testing requirement for first-year students applying for admission Fall 2024.  Students have the option to submit test scores to the 16 public universities in the UNC system but test scores are not required for admissions.  The minimum 2.5 GPA is still required.


     Standardized Test Requirement Waiver


    *Families are encouraged to reach out to individual universities for more detailed questions*


    2023-2024 SAT test dates and application deadlines:

    Test Date

     Online Registration Deadline

    November 4

    October 20

    December 2

    November 17

    March 9

    February 23

    May 4

    April 19

    June 1

    May 16
     Register online at www.collegeboard.org


    2023-2024 ACT test dates and application deadlines:

    Test Date

    Online Registration Deadline

    February 10

    January 5

    April 13

    March 8

    June 8

    May 3

    July 13

    June 7

    Register online www.actstudent.org

    *SAT Security Measures*  

    (1) Students MUST have their registration ticket with them in order to test. 

    (2)Registration tickets must have a photo of the student. Your picture on the photo must be "passport like" quality.  It must be a clear front shot with ONLY one person in the picture
    (3) You must have a valid IDEven with your picture is on the registration ticket, if you don't have a valid ID you will not be allowed to test.
    (4) In the past if you forgot your ID, if a faculty member could identify you, you would be allowed to test. NOT ANY MORE. Even if several people know you, SAT is adamant that you will not be allowed to test with out your ID. Also, walk-ins and center changes are no longer allowed.   

    Testing will be in the 300,400 and 700 building.  Room assignments will be available in student services the week of the test and will be posted the morning of the test.


    Students who take the PSAT in October: take advantage of tools available on the CollegeBoard website (www.collegeboard.com). You can link to the video (Your Next Steps: Using PSAT/NMSQT Results Student Video) presentation here. My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.com/quickstart) is an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT. Students can find their projected SAT scores, search for colleges, get a personalized SAT study plan, and take a personality test to find majors and careers that may fit their interest. It also allows students to review each test question, their answers, and the correct answers with answer explanations. Access is available using the access code printed on your child’s paper score report. Please have your student see their counselor if they have additional questions. 

    The following are listings of some SAT Prep courses offered in the Winston-Salem Community.
    This information is for your convenience. West Forsyth High School does not endorse any specific programs.
    Forsyth Tech in partnership with CapEd
    Attend our boot camps to
    achieve your best score!
    Our boot camps are designed to ensure your student is ready to do their best on exam day. Knowing how to read the exam and what to be aware of is often more important than just what you know. These sessions are held for a full day, 9am-5pm, to give students the opportunity to go through an exam and complete sections in the allotted time to help with pacing and recreate the exam environment. Students will go through questions with the instructor to learn question structure, how to arrive most efficiently at the answers, and tips/tricks for being prepared to attack the exam most effectively.
    ACT/SAT Boot Camps

    FTCC-West Campus, 1300 Bolton St.

    Register By Phone:


    SAT Prep Classes at Salem College!
    Interested in obtaining a competitive score on the redesigned SAT? Review fundamental material while learning effective test-taking strategies.

    A workbook is included in the course fee and will be distributed at the first class meeting. 

    To register, visit https://salemcfc-satprep-spring18.eventbrite.com, or call (336) 721-2855.


    ACT Prep Classes at Salem College!
    Get prepared for the ACT with this intensive review covering the types of questions asked and strategies for improving test scores.

    A workbook is included in the course fee and will be distributed at the first class meeting.

    To register, visit https://salemcfc-actprep-spring18.eventbrite.com, or call (336) 721-2855

    CapEd Standardized Test Prep  
    CapEd offers SAT and ACT Bootcamps and seminars preceding each test date. 
    You've learned the skills at school! now is the time to apply them through critical reading and critical thinking while taking the ACT. If you miss an ACT benchmark, CapEd Seminars and BootCamps will help you focus and sharpen the skills to help you get over the top!
    Website -www.cap-ed.com   Email - capedgrp@gmail.com
    or call CapEd at 336-721-4275
    Math Advantage - Clemmons, NC
    SAT Preparation  
    Rates depend on whether lessons are purchased individually or in blocks of 4 or 8.
    Call 778-0063 to schedule



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    to register or for more information: www.greensboro.edu
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