ACT/SAT Code (CEEB Code):


ACT Score:

Max Composite Score: 36

ACT Sections:

English (Max 36)
Math (Max 36)
Reading (Max 36)
Science Reasoning (Max 36)

The composite score (max 36) is an average (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the above sections.

Optional Writing Test (Max 36)

(The optional writing test is only included in the average if the writing test is taken.) ACT scores the test based on correct answers. ACT does not score against the student for incorrect answers. Therefore, it is usually to the student's benefit to answer all of the questions on the test, even if at random.

ACT Fees:

ACT: $52.00
ACT with writing test: $68.00
Additional Fee for Late Registration: $30.00

Go to ACT's website for information on other fees here.

ACT Readiness Standards:


SAT Score:

Max Score: 2400 (3 sections x (800 each) = 2400.)

SAT Sections:

Critical Reading (800 Max)
Math (800 Max)
Writing (800 Max)

SAT scores by giving points for each correct answer and subtracting points for each incorrect answer. It is usually not in the student's best interest to make an uneducated guess on this test.

SAT Fees:

SAT: $49.50
SAT with essay $64.50
Additional Late Fee: $30.00

Click here for other SAT fees.

Register for the ACT/SAT

Register for the ACT/SAT online:

OR pick up a registration packet at a local high school in your area


Gateway does not administer the PSAT, but you can find schools that do administer this test online at

What is an acceptable score on the ACT/SAT?
Gateway expects a college-bound student to make a minimum ACT composite of 21 (or the equivalent on the SAT). The lowest ACT score that might get a student into a college is about 18 except for colleges having “open enrollment,” where any paying student is accepted. The maximum score for the ACT is 36. For the SAT it is 3x(800)= 2400.
Check with colleges or scholarship foundations to find their ACT/SAT requirements for admission/awarding of scholarship. While a 21 on the ACT (or the equivalent on the SAT) may allow a student to enter most colleges, a 28 or 29 on the ACT may be necessary to receive a full or partial academic scholarship.

ACT Readiness Standards:



What is the CEEB (ACT/SAT) code?

Gateway's school code (431-421) informs ACT/SAT what high school the student is with so that ACT/SAT sends a school report to Gateway.



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