Testing Information




National Test Dates for ACT and SAT

The most up-to-date information concerning the SAT and ACT can be found below. Online registration is available and encouraged.

The High School Code (or CEEB Code) for Lincoln High School is: 362-235

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ACT and SAT Dates and Deadlines

ACT: www.actstudent.org
The Basic Registration Fee is $42.50.
The Optional Writing Test costs an additional $16.00.
(We strongly recommend taking the Optional Writing Test at least once, as
it is required by many colleges as a condition of admission.)
Test dates Registration deadlines
September 9, 2017
August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017
September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017
November 3, 2017
February 10, 2018
January 12, 2018
April 14, 2018
March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018
May 4, 2018
 July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018
*See the Web site for costs, late registration deadlines and late fees.

SAT Reasoning test: www.sat.collegeboard.com
The Basic Registration Fee is $45 for the SAT without an essay, SAT with Essay is $57.
IMPORTANT: The redesigned SAT started March 2016. Visit their website for more information.
Test dates Registration deadlines
August 26, 2017
July 28, 2017
October 7, 2017
September 8, 2017
November 4, 2017
October 6, 2017
December 2, 2017 November 3, 2017
March 10, 2018
February 9, 2018
May 5, 2018
April 16, 2018
June 2, 2018
May 3, 2018
*See the Web site for costs, SAT II, late registration deadlines and late fees.

SAT II subject tests: www.sat.collegeboard.com
Total fees vary by number and type of test(s).
Offered on most of the same dates as the SAT I Reasoning Test. Check
the College Board Web site to confirm availability.

Who should take SAT II Subject Tests?

Students applying to highly competitive colleges and universities should check with the individual institutions for specific information regarding testing requirements for admission.

What are SAT II Subject Tests?

Students take the SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate to college and universities their mastery of specific subjects such as English, history, mathematics, science and foreign languages. The content of each test is not based on any one approach or curriculum but rather evolves to reflect current trends in high school course work.

The SAT Program offers 20 Subject Tests that fall into general subject areas:

  1. English (Literature)
  2. History & Social Studies (US History, World History)
  3. Mathematics (Mathematics Level I, Mathematics Level 2)
  4. Science (Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics)
  5. Languages (Chinese, French, German, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Spanish)

Students can take up to three SAT Subject Tests on a single test date. Students cannot take the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Reasoning Test during the same test administration.

Commonly asked questions regarding ACT and SAT

How does my ACT score compare to my SAT score?

How can I prepare for the tests?

Both the ACT Corporation (ACT) and College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) offer free and for-cost resources. Please refer to their Web sites for details:


We are offering the PSAT to all Sophomores and Juniors this year. The national test date is October 11, 2017. The PSAT/NMSQT is a test that can qualify you for scholarships and other honors, if you are a junior. It can also help you start thinking about and planning for college, see which academic skills you need to work on, and get ready for the SAT. For more information about the PSAT, check out their website.


Pre-ACT provides students with a structured testing environment similar to what they will experience when taking the ACT, ACT test-quality questions, and predictive scores on the familiar 1–36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the test and understand how they’re doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary. It will be offered to Sophomores at GLHS in on February 22, 2017 and you must register in the guidance office no later than November 28th, 2016. Cost: $12.00.


Students graduating with the classes of 2016 & 2017 must pass all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Test in order to receive high school diplomas. (See Alternative Pathway for Eligibility for a Diploma.) The OGT are aligned to Ohio's academic content standards, which were adopted by the State Board of Education in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. These standards have been carefully designed to ensure that students are armed with the knowledge they need to be successful in higher education pursuits as well as the jobs and careers of the future. For information and resources, please visit the Ohio Department of Education's Web site.

Testing Requirements for the Class of 2018 and Beyond

Students in the class of 2018 and beyond will no longer take the OGT. They will have a series of 7 end-of course exams as part one of their options for the graduation testing requirement. They have 2 additional pathways as well that will be highlighted in the handout below.

Students who have not accumulated 18 points or the appropriate sub-score point totals in each of the categories will re-test the week of December 5-9. Students will receive a letter home in the mail informing them of the tests they are taking.

Class of 2018 and beyond testing requirements

Please see your school counselor if there are any questions about testing or graduation requirements. Please note that the graduation course requirements on this document are the state minimum requirements, not Gahanna Lincoln's requirements. Please see our specific requirements below:

Gahanna Lincoln High School Graduation Requirements