College Entrance Exams
Idaho supports students to create Next Steps after high school. A college entrance exam provides personalized feedback and connects students to valuable resources supporting their next steps.
Idaho offers the SAT to all public high school juniors and the PSAT/NMSQT to all public high school sophomores at no cost to districts, schools, parents, or students.
College Entrance Exam Admission Requirement Waived through the 2021-2022 Academic Year
The State Board of Education has waived the College Entrance Exam admission requirement through the 2021-2022 academic year for the Idaho public higher education institutions.
Eligible students can receive a fee waiver for SAT/ACT exam registrations and college/scholarship applications, as well as free score reports. Contact the local school for more information.
College Board and Khan Academy offer free, personalized, and interactive test preparation resources to students. Students can also take free eight full-length practice tests and can receive test taking tips and instant feedback. For more information, visit the College Board website.
A student must take SAT or ACT before the end of the student’s eleventh grade year. Students receiving special education services through a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may utilize the ACCUPLACER placement exam in lieu of the SAT or ACT. For more information and various exemptions, please refer to the Idaho Administrative Code (IDAPA) 08.02.03.105.03.
Student must have an EDUID (state student unique identifier) and be enrolled in a local public school as of the test date to participate in a state-sponsored college entrance exam. Every eligible child receives one state-paid testing opportunity.
Please contact the local school for enrollment options, logistics, and seating availability.
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