Fort Dodge Community School District

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 http://www.iowacentral.edu/ARC/MandatoryPlacementChart.pdf

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 11, 2021 August 6, 2021   FDSH
ACT October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021   FDSH
ACT December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021   FDSH
ACT February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022   FDSH
ACT April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022   FDSH
ACT June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022   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  www.actprofile.com (opens new window)

For More Information

ACT (opens new window)

SAT (opens new window)

 

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