College Examinations: SAT & ACT

College Examinations: SAT & ACT

LBHS is a testing center for the SAT in December 2012

UC Testing Requirements 

Freshmen applicants to the University of California must submit the following test scores:

  • The ACT Assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test.  The verbal, mathematics and writing scores on the SAT must be from the same sitting.  Students who take the ACT must report each test score and composite score.

  •  The SAT Subject Tests are not required, however, some majors do recommend students take these exams.  Please consult with your counselor for more information.

Students applying for admission to the fall term must take tests no later than December of their senior year, preferably earlier, to ensure that their application receives prompt and full consideration.  Paper applications are available in the Counseling Office or students may register online at or

CSU Testing Requirements 

Freshmen applicants to a California State University may submit scores from either the ACT Assessment or SAT Reasoning Test.  The CSU system will take the highest scores from multiple sittings.  The SAT Subject Tests are not required. 

There are many opportunities for students to receive FREE PSAT, SAT, and ACT prep online:

The Official SAT Question of the Day

Google “SAT or ACT Prep” to find even more free opportunities for test preparation on the Internet.  For more traditional test prep opportunities, contact fee-based local providers such as Huntington or Sylvan Learning Centers or Club Z Tutoring.

Huntington Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Center
ClubZ In-Home Tutoring
Taming the SAT

Click HERE to visit College Board SAT Website

Click HERE to visit ACT Website