Standardized Testing

Dexter Southfield School Code: 220262
SAT vs. ACT
Test Optional Colleges

NCAA Eligibility Center announces flexibility in initial eligibility for 2021-22
Students who initially enroll full time during the 2021-22 academic year and intend to play NCAA Division I or II athletics will not be required to take a standardized test to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. Learn more

School Day Testing Offered to Class 12 Students at Dexter Southfield in Fall 2020 
SAT School Day Testing:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
(Makeup: Wednesday, October 28, 2020)

ACT School Day Testing:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
(Makeup: Tuesday, October 20, 2020)

  • School Day Testing is optional for Class 12 students. Students can take the SAT, ACT, or both during the school day. 
  • Students have the option to take the SAT with or without writing. The ACT will be offered without writing. 
  • We will order all tests, and registration fees will be charged to student accounts. 
  • We will email students to confirm test registration prior to testing. 
  • Registration is now closed. Questions should be directed to Lindsey Cunningham

Class 11:

  • PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): 
    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (No online registration needed.)
  • Optional Free ACT Practice Test:
    Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • A testing plan will be discussed with each Class 11 student during individual college counseling sessions beginning in the fall. 
  • Students are responsible for registering for standardized testing (with the exception of the PSAT) as well as sending their scores to colleges.

Class 10:

  • PSAT 10: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (No online registration needed.)
  • Optional Free ACT Practice Test: Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Free SAT and ACT Refresher Webinars 
Summit Educational Group has produced a SAT Refresher Webinar and an ACT Refresher Webinar. Both are pre-recorded 2-hour sessions to provide a general review of test-taking strategies. Register to receive the webinar link(s) by email.