College Entrance Exams
In preparation for college, most Cretin-Derham Hall students will need to take an entrance exam.
- The ACT is offered at CDH, during the school day, in October for seniors and in April for juniors.
- Other testing sites offer it on the weekend, at other times during the year.
- Students must create an account with ACT and remember their login information when it is time to apply for colleges.
You will need to have your scores sent directly from ACT to the colleges you are applying to.
- Students may also want/need to take the SAT test.
- The SAT is offered at several sites throughout the year, but not at CDH.
- Students must create an account with College Board and remember their login information when it is time to apply for colleges
- You will need to have your scores sent directly from the College Board to the colleges you are applying to.
Students in need of accommodations for the ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP testing should meet with their school counselor early to discuss the special testing process. Students with CDH Learning Plans may qualify for extended time and/or other testing accommodations. Counselors will work with students to submit applications for special testing, but cannot guarantee approval.
Any current Junior who wishes to take the September ACT test in the fall of their senior year with accommodations must inform their counselor by June 1st. Please refer to this flowchart for clarification on the ACT special testing process. For deadlines for accommodations, please click here.