You may take the SAT or ACT at any of the seven administrations offered through the school year, but most students take one, or both, tests once in the spring of their junior year. That way, they can take the preferred test again in the fall of their senior year to see if they can improve their scores.

Don’t let test fees hold you back from taking the SAT, the ACT, or applying to college. Ask your counselor about SAT or ACT fee waivers.

Test Test Date Deadline
SAT and Subject August 24th July 26th
SAT and Subject October 5th September 6th
SAT and Subject November 2nd October 3rd
SAT and Subject December 7th November 8th
SAT only CANCELLED March 14th February 14th
SAT and Subject May 2nd April 3rd
SAT and Subject June 6th May 8th


**Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.


Test Date Deadline
September 14th August 16th
October 26th September 20th
December 14th November 8th
February 8th January 10th
April 4th February 28th
June 13th May 8th
July 18th June 19th

Send up to four score reports free by listing those colleges when you register.

Scores are normally reported 2-8 weeks after your test (5-8 weeks for the ACT with writing). Get your score report through your CollegeBoard web account at or ACT web account at

AP Exams: UPDATED 3/19/21

All AP exams will be administered over a 3 period administration.  All World languages must be taken IN PERSON and at school. All other AP exams MUST be taken DIGITALLY and at home on a BSD laptop.  Personal devices are strictly prohibited, such as cell phone or SMART tablet.  Late testing dates have not been identified by Collegeboard yet.  2021 AP Testing Schedule

If you have any questions regarding AP, please contact the Testing Coordinator, Ms. Tomlinson (

Our goal is for all Sammamish graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the AP Program at Sammamish High School.

Students who are prepared to be successful in college, career, and life need to develop essential Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills and Awareness. Students are able to build these essential knowledge and skills in Advanced Placement courses.

How do AP courses in high school increase success in college?

  • High school graduates who do not take any AP courses graduate from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
  • Students who take only one AP course nearly double the likelihood of college graduation to 59%.
  • Students who take two or more AP courses raise the likelihood to 76%.

State Standardized Testing: SBA & WCAS

We will be administering state-standardized tests to our students during the last two weeks of May (05/20/2019 – 05/24/2019 & 05/27/2019 – 05/31/2019). Tests and the groups required to test are detailed below:

Date Test Administered Group(s) Required to Test
Tuesday, May 21st Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) All 11th Grade Students
Wednesday, May 22nd, & Thursday, May 23rd Smarter Balanced Assessment – English/Language Arts (SBA ELA) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment
Wednesday, May 29th, & Thursday, May 30th Smarter Balanced Assessment – Math (SBA Math) All 10th Grade Students & 11th/12th Grade Students that have not previously passed this assessment

On all five of these testing dates we will be running an altered schedule to accommodate for testing time at the beginning of the day. Those schedules are noted below:

There will also be additional testing days for students to either complete an unfinished test or make-up a missed assessment on Friday, May 24th, and Friday, May 31st. Additional details on these standardized tests can be reviewed in an earlier communication issued by one of our Assistant Principals, Thomas Gangle, available here.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.