How do I register for an official test date (SAT, ACT, etc.)?
Most tests, including the SAT and ACT, allow a student to register for an official test date online or over the phone. See the table below for registration information for the most common tests or contact us for more information.
Note You cannot sign up for any official test dates through this website. Any test dates listed are for scheduling purposes only.
How do I get the results to the official ACT or SAT tests I have taken?
Click here to get your SAT scores
Click here to get your ACT scores
Once you have viewed the scores, please share them with us so we can update your account and help you evaluate your student's progress. You can track all your student's test results at your personalized Applerouth account.
I scored lower on my most recent test. Any suggestions about how I can avoid another score drop?
All of us have off days. It's not so unusual when students crumble and that is why we recommend a strategic test prep plan that includes at least two or three testing dates. From the mock tests we expect our students to take after every 4-6 hours of tutoring, we analyze the error pattern to get more context about their performance. We can determine if it was a case of many careless errors, missing many of the early math problems, or a timing issue, many wrong answers at the end, or a few botched passages or if there are big blocks of wrong answers.
Other factors that will affect a student's performance include lack of sleep or food, distraction, stress, or testing anxiety. A suddenly motivated student may try out new strategies without first practicing them on a mock test. We've seen scores drop as a result. This is valuable information from a mock test report and useful for the student's tutoring, but not so encouraging when it happens on the real test.
Misgrading is very unlikely. To check on it or to report any issues with the testing site or administration of the test, contact ACT or College Board (SAT) customer service.
The key is get back "on the horse." Focus on the next opportunity to test, schedule another mock, complete practice problems, and meet with the tutor to review and analyze results. Keeping a positive perspective throughout the ups and downs of the testing process is essential.
As a sophomore (10th grade), when do I need to start SAT or ACT tutoring?
Unless you are scoring in the high 600s or higher on your PSAT and are interested in qualifying for National Merit (you will get this year's test results early next year from your school counselor), then we advise a baseline mock test after you complete your sophomore year. From the baseline mock test results, we will recommend what you should do to prepare for your first SAT and/or ACT. We advise juniors to complete at least two SATs or two ACTs.