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SAT/ACT Test Prep


Take advantage of our upcoming Test Prep opportunities here at Mater Dei! Take a practice SAT and ACT test to see which test fits you better. And, learn the content, strategies, and skills needed for the exams through an engaging class!


Full-Length Practice SAT/ACT Exams at Mater Dei on Saturday January 13 and January 27
Flyer for Mock Exams:
Register online at $15 per exam with discount code "MD10". Go to

Spring 2018 Comprehensive Classes for SAT or ACT
Class dates & times:
Register online for $399 with discount code "MD200" at


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.


Here is an informative Guide to the SAT & ACT from Tried & True Tutoring.



Check out the SAT & ACT Presentation given by Tried & True Tutoring at our Annual College Night 2017. 





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
    • Khan Academy CollegeBoard, the creators of the SAT, provides free, official SAT practice through this online program. Your scores on the PSAT can be linked to the Khan Academy for even more personalized practice
On Campus Classes/Practice:
  • Mater Dei/Tried & True Tutoring Comprehensive Prep Classes for SAT or ACT
  • Mater Dei/Tried & True Tutoring Fall ACT Weekend Boot Camp 
  • Mater Dei Full Length Mock Exams (Scroll down to see dates/details)
  • All School Testing Day, practice exams through partnership with the Princeton Review, every year in October

2018 Spring SAT & ACT Classes


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


Spring 2018 SAT Comprehensive Course

8-week small group classroom instruction class on campus

Class Dates/Times: Tuesdays, February 27 - April 24, after school time depends on Even/Odd schedule (see flyer for dates & times)

Location: Mater Dei High School

Cost: $399 with the discount code MD200; need-based scholarships available, email to apply for scholarship

To Enroll: Go to


Spring 2018 ACT Comprehensive Course

8-week small group classroom instruction class on campus

Class Dates/Times: Tuesdays, February 13 - April 10, after school time depends on Even/Odd schedule (see flyer for dates & times)

Location: Mater Dei High School

Cost: $399 with the discount code MD200; need-based scholarships available, email to apply for scholarship

To Enroll: Go to



Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
9th grade: Practice PSAT 8/9 exam
10th Grade: Practice ACT exam
11th Grade: Official PSAT/NMSQT exam
12th Grade: N/A



View SAT test dates, register, send scores at

SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration
August 26, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 8, 2017 mail; August 15, 2017 online/phone
October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017 Sept 19, 2017 mail; Sept 27, 2017 online/phone
November 4, 2017 October 5, 2017 Oct 17, 2017 mail; Oct 25, 2017 online/phone
December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 Nov 14, 2017 mail; Nov 21, 2017 online/phone
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 Feb 20, 2018 mail; Feb 28, 2018 online/phone
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 17, 2018 mail; April 25, 2018 online/phone
June 2, 2018* May 3, 2018 May 15, 2018 mail; May 23, 2018 online/phone

See ACT test dates, register, send scores at

ACT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration
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


Do you want to practice taking the SAT or ACT before it actually counts? Mater Dei High School will be administering full-length mock SAT and ACT exams for $15 each. 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: Saturdays September 16, September 23, January 13, and January 27
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mater Dei High school--500 & 600 Wings. Students will be notified of their test location through rosters posted on LeVecke or on the doors of the classrooms located in the 500 & 600 Wings.
Cost: $15 per exam with discount code MD10
To Register: Go to Find the MD logos and select your test (SAT or ACT) and date. You can take one test on one date. For example, you can take a mock SAT exam on one Saturday and ACT on the next, but you cannot take a mock SAT and ACT on the same day.
Registration Deadline: For the September 16th date register by Wednesday September 13th. For the September 23rd date register by Wednesday September 20th

* 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

Questions/Practice Exam scores starting Fall 2017
If you have questions about your student's practice tests, please contact Tried & True Tutoring at 747-444-9907.

Questions/Practice Exam scores before Fall 2017
If you have questions about your student's practice tests taken before fall of 2017 or have not received your scores for these tests, please contact our Princeton Review Representative, Keisha Hellon

Mater Dei's Princeton Review Representative:
Keisha Hellon

Regional Director, Educational Partnerships