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.

Important Dates

Contact your local public high school for more information.

Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
SAT School Day
October 14, 2020
NMSQT School Day
Oct 14, 2020 or Oct 28, 2020
SAT School Day
April 13, 2021
PSAT School Day
Oct 14, 2020 or Oct 28, 2020


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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)

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.

Contact the local school for additional opportunities.

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