Testing Information

Hanover High School is proud to be an active location for student to take the SAT and ACT.

According to COLLEGE BOARD HANDBOOK, the required college admission tests provide very important information to both you and to the college to which you are applying.

From your scores, you

  • have a way of comparing yourself with students already attending the colleges you are considering;

  • have the opportunity to see what you have achieved and learned throughout your academic life.

From your scores, colleges

  • are able to compare you with others applying for admission and with those students currently enrolled in the institution;

  • have a fair, standardized way for the admission staff to predict the likelihood of your success in the college.

It is very important to know the tests required for each school you are considering. 

Scholastic Assessment Test (college boards) 

SAT I/Reasoning is usually taken the first time in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year. Most four year colleges require the SAT I as part of the admission requirements. The scores range from 200 to 800 on each section. Registration materials are available in counseling office or online at the College Board website.

SAT dates for the 2021–2022 school year are as follows (Hanover will be administering the SAT on all of these dates):

Date of SAT  Registration Deadline  Late Registration Deadline
August 28 July 30 August 17
October 2 September 3 September 21
November 6 October 8 October 26
December 4 November 4 November 23
March 12 February 11 March 1
May 7 April 8 April 26
June 4 May 5 May 25 

Information for Taking the SAT at Hanover 

Hanover High School will be administering the SAT on all test dates for the 2021–2022 school year. If taking it at Hanover, please keep the following things in mind as we continue to follow rules with respect to COVID:

  • Hanover will be practicing social distancing – this means you should form a line with three feet in front and in back of you outside your designated sign in area and enter one at a time as space becomes available inside. Also, please do not gather with others inside or outside the school. 
  • Per College Board, you will be required to wear a mask the entire time you are in the building.
  • All  students will be asked to confirm their agreement with four statements before they can be admitted to a test center. Testing staff will deny entry to any student who doesn't confirm all the statements below or refuses to answer them:
    • You do not have COVID-19 or reason to believe you have COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
    • You agree to wear a mask the entire time you're at this test site.
    • You agree to follow the health and safety guidelines in place in this test site as instructed by testing staff. Note: Testing staff will follow the most stringent guidelines in effect for this site.
    • By entering the testing room, you’re accepting the risk of COVID-19 exposure. While we have taken measures to help create a safe environment, unfortunately it isn’t possible to remove all risk.

Please do not bring any electronic devices in the building, and please do not attend if you are not feeling well.

All test takers will be entering the building through the front doors, but there will be two to three tables set up to admit students based on your last name. The beginning of the alphabet will always enter on the left as you enter the building, and the end of the alphabet on the right. Please look for information posted outside the building to see the exact division of the alphabet.

Please contact Mrs. Massey via email with questions.

SAT Test Prep (Khan Academy)

The College Board offers an online academy for students to access practice tests and materials. Please visit the Khan Academy website for more information.


The ACT consists of tests in English, math, reading, and science. We encourage students to check with the colleges of their choices to determine if they prefer ACT or SAT scores. Registration materials are available in guidance or on the ACT website.

ACT test dates for the 2021–2022 school year are as follow. Hanover will be administering on dates in green:

Test Date  Regular Registration Deadline  Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
September 11 August 6 August 20
October 23 September 17 October 1
December 11 November 5 November 19
February 12 January 7
January 21
April 2 February 25 March 11
June 11 May 6 May 20
July 16 June 17 June 24


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