Testing Information

ACT Test Dates | SAT Test Dates | SAT II Test Dates | AP Exam Dates | AP Exam Info

ACT Test Dates:

The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. The required portion of the ACT is divided into four multiple choice subject tests: English; Mathematics; Reading; and Science Reasoning. Subject test scores range from 1 to 36. The English, mathematics, and reading tests also have subscores ranging from 1 to 18. (The subject score is not the sum of the subscores.) The “composite score” is the average of all four tests. In addition, students taking the writing test receive a writing score ranging from 2 to 12, a “combined English/writing score” ranging from 1 to 36 (based on the writing score and English score), and one to four comments on the essay from the essay scorers. The writing score does not affect the composite score.Most Juniors take the ACT test two times. The ACT is given to all Juniors in the Fall at HEHS. Fees are paid by D211 and registration is completed by HEHS. In addition, ACT exams are offered nationally six times a year with HEHS being one of the host sights for the exam. Registration and payment is required at ACT.ORG or by mailing an application by the deadline dates. Online registration is preferred.

2016-17 School Year ACT Test Dates: click here, or see below.


Remaining 2015-16 School Yr
Regular Registration Postmark Deadline
Late Registration Postmark Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
Online Score Release
June 11, 2016
May 6, 2016
May 7-20, 2016
2016-17 School Yr
Regular Registration Postmark Deadline
Late Registration Postmark Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
Online Score Release
September 10, 2016
August 5, 2016
August 6–19, 2016
October 22, 2016
September 16, 2016
September 17–30, 2016
December 10, 2016
November 4, 2016
November 5–18, 2016
February 10, 2017*
January 13, 2017
January 14–20, 2017
April 8, 2017
March 3, 2017
March 4–17, 2017
June 10, 2017
May 5, 2017
May 6–19, 2017
      *No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date. 
Test fee per test option
  • ACT (No Writing): $38.00
  • Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).
  • ACT Plus Writing: $54.50
  • Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The $16.50 Writing Test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.


SAT Test Dates:

The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States with possible scores from 600 to 2400 combining test results from three 800-point sections (math, critical reading, and writing), along with other subsections scored separately.

Current School Year SAT Test Dates: click here.


Additional SAT links:


SAT II Test Dates:


Current School Year SAT II Test Dates and Subjects Tested: click here.


Additional SAT II links:


    2017 AP Exam Dates: Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 12

  • Advanced Placement Exams are offered and recommended to take at the completion of AP courses taken at HEHS
  • new  2017 AP registration

    Registration and payment are online at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/142301

  • Week 1: May 1-5

    Test Date

      Morning (8 AM)

    Afternoon (12 PM)

    Mon – May 1 AP Chemistry AP
    Environmental Science
    AP Psychology
    Tues – May 2 AP Computer Science
    AP Spanish
    AP Art History
    AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
    Wed – May 3 AP English Lit & Comp AP Japanese Language & Culture
    AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
    Thurs – May 4 U.S. Government & Politics AP Chinese Language & Culture
    AP Seminar
    Fri – May 5 AP German Language & Culture
    AP US History
    AP Computer Science Principles

    Studio Art: last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

    Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.

    Week 2: May 8 – 12

    Test Date

      Morning (8 AM)

    Afternoon (12 PM)

    Mon – May 8 AP Biology
    AP Music Theory
    AP Physics C: Mechanics

    2:00pm: AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

    Tues – May 9 AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC
    AP French Language & Culture
    AP Spanish Literature & Culture
    Wed – May 10 AP English Language & Composition AP Italian Language & Culture
    AP Macroeconomics
    Thurs – May 11 AP Comparative Government & Politics
    AP World History
    AP Statistics
    Fri – May 12 AP Human Geography
    AP Microeconomics
    AP European History
    AP Latin

    * AP Tests administered at Hoffman Estates High School

Additional Links for AP Testing

    Important AP Exam Information

  • 2017 Advanced Placement test registration dates: February 13 (7:00 a.m.) – March 1 (9:00 p.m.)
  • Each exam is $93.
  • Students registering after March 1 will be added to a wait list. If/When registered students cancel a test, students on the wait list will be notified and may have the opportunity to take that test.
  • AP Test registration will be managed through Total Registration.


    All students taking an AP Exam must attend one of the following meetings to complete answer documents for exams (room 152)

  • April 11 – 2:45 p.m.
  • April 12 – 7:00 a.m. or 2:45 p.m.
  • April 13 – 7:00 a.m. or 2:45 p.m.
  • each session is 20 minutes

Questions??? Contact Mr.Murphy, AP Test Coordinator (mmurphy@d211.org / 847-755-5646), or Mrs. Bahnick, CRC Asst. (pbahnick@d211.org/ 847-755-5657).


    What to bring/NOT to bring on test day (All students received a complete list at the pre-administration session and are responsible for adhering to the guidelines.)
    What to bring:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple choice answer sheets.
  • Pens
  • Ruler or straightedge for Physics B exam
  • Valid photo ID

What NOT to bring:

  • Cell phones, digital camera, PDA’s, Blackberry smart phones, bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, email messaging devices, or any other electronic or communication devices
  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm
  • Food or drink


  • Test cancellations are managed through Total Registration. Cancellations will be accepted on or before May 1, minus a $15.00 per test cancellation fee. (Total refund amount will be $78.00 per exam.)