Fort Dodge Community School District

Return to Learn Plan

College Entrance Tests

If planning to attend or take Iowa Central classes while in high school, students need to take the ALEKS test and Accuplacer test.  These tests can be arranged in the counseling office.

Please click this link for the placement chart

If you are planning to attend a 4 year college, you need to take a college entrance test.  You can either take the ACT or SAT. The ACT is the most widely accepted entrance exam.  You can get registration material in the counseling office. Upcoming test dates are listed below.

Testing Dates

Test Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Period** Location
ACT September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019 FDSH
ACT October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019 FDSH
ACT December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019 FDSH
ACT February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020 FDSH
ACT April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020 FDSH
ACT June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020 FDSH
ACT July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020 FDSH
SAT December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019 FDSH
SAT June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020 FDSH

Study Help for the Tests

ACT practice questions and strategies (opens new window)

ASVAB practice test app for iPads and iPhones

Math Practice for ACT

ACT Profile provides another means to explore student strengths and interests in regards to careers, colleges, and major interests. Students create their own account and then explore (opens new window)

For More Information

ACT (opens new window)

SAT (opens new window)


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