To register for the SAT, please visit
College Board provides FREE SAT test prep through Khan Academy
NCHS School Code = 143-200 (in order for us to receive your scores)
Test center code (to test at NCHS when available) = 14107
**Juniors DO NOT register for the state School Day SAT given on April 14, 2020. The school is responsible for doing so. It is free for current juniors.*
To register for the ACT, please visit www.actstudent.org.
The school code for NCHS is 143-200 (in order for us to receive your scores)
ACT Test Center Code (for students wanting to take the ACT at NCHS) is 157510.
*please note that NCHS does not offer the June ACT*
PSAT Suite of Assessments
The PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and PSAT are all exams given at NCHS. Starting with the 2018.19 school year, Freshmen are required to take the PSAT 8/9, Sophomores are required to take the PSAT 10, and juniors have the option to take the PSAT. For PSAT related information, please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/
ALL Juniors will be required to take a free SAT (with writing) on April 14, 2020, as part of Illinois state requirements.
Most all colleges in the United States still accept either the ACT and the SAT.
There are some colleges/universities (mostly private) that require or encourage students to take 2 SAT Subject Area Tests...these are different than the regular SAT exam.
Please visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests to learn more about these tests and how to register for them.
ACT/SAT Prep Classes:
Free SAT Prep class - online or through an app. Students are able to link their SAT/College Board and Khan Academy accounts for more personalized test prep.
College Planning Resources 4 U
ACT/SAT Prep and College Financial Services available
Anita Claircoates (Retired NCHS Teacher)
Juniors only ACT/SAT Prep in reading/comprehension/English
(309) 706-2330 - $300 for 10 hours of prep instruction
Click here for registration information. Forms also available in the Counseling office.
Better Test Scores Program
Sylvan of Bloomington/Normal - ACT Prep
Prep Expert - A Shark Tank and Mark Cuban company for SAT and ACT prep classes - online or in-person in select cities
March 2 Success - Online Prep provided by the Army
This is free online ACT/SAT practice tests. Students can create an account that is available to them 24/7. The site for this program is https://www.march2success.com/
Chegg Test Prep
SAT National Test Dates
SAT Registration Information
SAT Score Converter - Convert old SAT scores to the New SAT scores and compare/convert SAT/ACT scores
SAT Online Resources:
Inside the Test - learn about the new SAT test and the sections you will be tested over
SAT vs. ACT - College Board (SAT company) comparison chart.
SAT Study Guide - click to access the SAT Study Guide website and link to online practice tests provided by SAT/College Board
SAT - Taking the Test - find out what to expect on test day, what to bring, what not to bring, and test center policies.
ACT Mobile Apps:
ACT Online Resources:
ACT Student Web Account - Students can set up an ACT Student Web Account to register for the ACT. The student account allows students to make changes to their test option, test date, or test center, add, change, or delete college choices, receive email updates from ACT about registration, view your scores and request additional score reports.
ACT Online Prep - ACT Online Prep offers practice tests with real ACT test questions, a diagnostic test, and a personalized Study Path, and comprehensive content review for each of the ACT's four multiple-choice tests - English, mathematics, reading, and science. Also included are practice essays with real-time scoring for the optional Writing Test.