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College Entrance Testing

The ACT is required if a student is planning to attend a 4-year college or university.
Create an account and register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org
  • Print off your admission ticket from this account.
  • Check your scores from this account.
  • Most Nebraska schools do not require the writing test.
  • Many out-of-state schools do require the writing test. (Check the school you are interested in before registering.)
  • Most seniors last chance to take the ACT is the December test date.
  • Sophomores or juniors wanting to take a college credit course are encouraged to take the ACT. (Students wanting to take College Algebra or Calculus for college credit must have an ACT score of 21 (College Algebra) and a 25 (Calculus) on the math portion of the ACT.

Boone Central High School Code – 280-010

  • Tells ACT to send your scores to Boone Central

Boone Central Test Center Code - 209-240

  • Indicates to ACT where you would like to take the ACT

2020-2021 Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 12, 2020

Also offered on 9/13 and 9/19*

August 28, 2020 August 28, 2020

October 24, 2020

Also offered on 10/10, 10/17, and 10/25*

September 17, 2020 October 4, 2019
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021
April 17, 2021* March 12, 2021 March 26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021
July 17, 2021* June 18, 2021 June 25, 2021

* Test NOT offered at Boone Central High School.

State ACT

  • Beginning in 2017, the ACT was given to all juniors in the state of Nebraska in place of the NeSA test.
  • The test is given during the school day and is paid for by the state.
  • Students DO NOT need to register for the state test on their own through www.actstudent.org.  They will be registered for the test by Boone Central.
  • This test score IS college reportable.

Practice for the ACT


  • Find test dates and register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org
  • Can register for the SAT Reasoning Test or three SAT Subject Tests.
  • Check the college or university you are interested in attending to make sure you meet their admission requirements.
  • Prepare for the SAT at www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
  • The SAT is NOT offered at Boone Central High School.


  • The PSAT is given to juniors as a practice test for the SAT and as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Contest.
  • This scholarship contest is an annual competition for recognition and college scholarships.
  • If a student does well on the PSAT, they become a semi-finalist for this competition. Each semi-finalist then needs to complete the proper applications in order to be named a finalist.
  • The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 to interested juniors.

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