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San Diego State University

Compact for Succcess

Step 2: Admission Exams (ACT and SAT)

When: Complete by November of your senior year. 

What to do: Make sure you take the ACT and/or SAT no later than the end of November to be considered for SDSU or other universities. You can log onto the websites to register and retake either exam.

  • The SAT is offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
  • Take the exams more than once. If you are not satisfied with your scores, you can retake them after you have submitted your application.
  • Check to see if you qualify for a fee waiver (ACT fee waiver) (SAT fee waiver). This is important! You can have your college application fees waived by doing this!
  • Be sure to provide your high school and university codes for reporting purposes.