Students and parents can access the testing portion of Sandburg's guidance webpage for information on many of the tests students might take during their high school years.  

Below is a general guide to the tests your student might take during high school, as well as the time frame in which the tests are taken:

SAT Testing

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess academic readiness for colleges.  The SAT is a globally recognized college admissions test, and the SAT Subject Tests can complement or enhance college admission credentials.  The state of Illinois has recently adopted the SAT as their required College Readiness Exam for all junior students.  All students will complete this graduation requirement by taking the SAT during the school day in the Spring of their junior year.  More information about the SAT can be found HERE.

ACT Testing

Offered several times during the school year, the ACT test is most commonly taken during junior year, as well as at the very beginning of a student’s senior year, if needed.  Go to for more information and to register for this test.

LIST of COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES that allow a Student to SELF-REPORT Test Scores


                      ACT/SAT PREP OPTIONS

SANDBURG'S SAT Prep Program thru ExcelEdge

ExcelEdge SAT 1600 Test Prep-Class of 2020 Information HERE


C2 Education

Test prep and tutoring options

Orland Park location


Huntington Learning Center

Individualized options for ACT, PSAT and SAT Prep

Orland Park location


Jeanius Prep
New courses offered every 8 weeks
Tinley/Mokena location
Jeanne and Jeanine


Kaplan Test Prep
Classroom and online options available


Method Test Prep
ONLINE program, also offer LIVE online program


Princeton Review

Classroom, personal tutoring, and online options available.


Revolution Prep

Personal tutoring and online options available.

Contact Jeanette Brink at


Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

Offered in May of each school year, AP tests are designed for students who are taking AP courses during the year.  Advanced Placement tests are typically taken during sophomore, junior and senior years by students enrolled in these courses.  More information can be found HERE.

PSAT Testing

Offered in October of each year, junior students will take this test as a preliminary SAT.  Juniors can use their results on this test to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, a competition that involves the top 1% of scorers in the nation.  More information about this test can be found HERE.

Offered in the Spring of each year, sophomore students will take the PSAT 10.  More information about this test can be found HERE.

Offered in the Spring of each year, freshmen students will take the PSAT 8/9.  More information about this test can be found HERE.

Khan Academy

Free PSAT and SAT Prep is available to all students.  Be sure to visit Khan Academy to sign up for this prep -
































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