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SAT/ACT Test Prep



The SAT and ACT are college admission exams that test what you learn in high school and what you need succeed in college. Most colleges review scores from either the SAT or the ACT test as part of their admissions process. Please check the college admissions requirements of the schools you are interested in to see their specific requirements for SAT, ACT, the Essay section, and subject tests. There are also some schools for which SAT/ACT testing is optional or flexible, and these schools can be found here.


“What are the main differences between the SAT and ACT?” Check out this infographic.

“Should I take the SAT or ACT?” Try this quiz.


Qualify for a fee waiver? If you think you qualify for testing and college application fee waivers, please bring the first two pages of your parents' taxes from the previous year to your guidance counselor. Go to for more information on SAT fee waivers. Using the number of members in household and total annual income, you can check the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Income Eligibility Guidelines included in the SAT Fee Waiver Brochure here or the ACT Fee Waiver Eligibility Requirements here. You can also use the SAT Fee Waiver Checklist as a resource.




Tips for preparing & practice, including free and low cost:

  • Do your best on Mater Dei’s All School Testing Date every year in October
  • Plan your testing schedule and register for exams on time
  • Read and understand the test format, test topics, and things you need to bring on testing day
  • Read the editorial page of your newspaper and talk about what you read
  • Practice in a stress-free environment on your own time frame
  • Borrow test prep books from the local public library or purchase low-cost books from the friends of the library bookstore
  • New York Times Word of the Day
  • Free practice tests online
  • Guide to SAT/ACT Grammar and Reading
On Campus Classes/Practice:
  • Mater Dei/Tried & True Tutoring Summer SAT Comprehensive Prep Classes (See details below)
  • Mater Dei/Tried & True Tutoring Fall ACT Weekend Boot Camp (See details below)
  • Mater Dei Full Length Practice Tests (Dates/details TBA)
  • All School Testing Day every year in October



MDHS is proud to partner with local test prep experts Tried & True Tutoring for the 2017-2018 school year to offer SAT & ACT test prep. Tried & True Tutoring has been boosting student scores since 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Marc Meinhardt at 747-444-9907


Summer 2017 SAT Comprehensive Classes

Click here for flyer. 6-week, 34-hour classroom instruction class on campus

Class Dates/Times: Wednesday July 5th, 2017 - Friday August 11th, 2017;

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Mater Dei High School

Cost: $499 with the discount code MD2017; need-based scholarships available, email to apply for scholarship

Registration deadline: Friday June 30, 2017


To Enroll:

1. Go to


Fall 2017 ACT Boot Camp

Click here for flyer. 2 Saturdays, 4-hour classes on campus

Class Dates/Times: Saturdays October 14th and October 21st, 2017; 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: Mater Dei High School

Cost: $199; need-based scholarships available, email to apply for scholarship

Registration deadline: Registration is currently open


To Enroll:

1. Go to




Tentative Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 (subject to change) 




See SAT test dates and register at

SAT Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration

Deadline for Changes

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 8, 2017 mail
August 15, 2017 online/phone

August 15, 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

Sept 19, 2017 mail
Sept 27, 2017 online/phone

September 27, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

Oct 17, 2017 mail
Oct 25, 2017 online/phone

October 25, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Nov 14, 2017 mail
Nov 21, 2017 online/phone

November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018

February 9, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 mail
Feb 28, 2018 online/phone

February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 17, 2018 mail
April 25, 2018 online/phone

April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018*

May 3, 2018

May 15, 2018 mail
May 23, 2018 online/phone


See ACT test dates and register at

ACT Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018* January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018* June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018


Do you want to practice taking the SAT or ACT before it actually counts? Mater Dei High School will be administering full length practice SAT, ACT, and Start-Up exams for $10. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn your strengths and weaknesses, so you can concentrate your efforts when preparing for the real exams.

2017-2018 Practice Exams

Dates: TBA, typically Saturday mornings 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Mater Dei
Cost: $10 per exam
To Register: Registration form for March 25th, 2017 Practice Exam
Registration Deadline: for March 25th, 2017 Practice Exam, Wednesday March 22nd, 2017

Practice Exam registration forms can also be found in the Guidance and Counseling office. The form will also be emailed to you a few weeks before the upcoming exam. There is no late registration. Be sure to turn in the form and payment by the deadline.

* Please bring a calculator and #2 pencils

* Non-Mater Dei students may participate in the practice exams as long as they register by the deadlines
* There will be NO REFUND OR CREDIT issued for a student who does NOT take the exam after registering

If you have questions about your student's practice tests or have not received your scores, please contact our Princeton Review Representative, Keisha Hellon

Mater Dei's Princeton Review Representative:
Keisha Hellon

Regional Director, Educational Partnerships