College Exams

october 24 ACT EXAm Test Updates:

READ ALL updates below! (UPDATED AS OF 10/4/2020)

Please read updates below if you are registered/planning to attend the exam on October 24:

  • All students and staff are required to wear a mask or protective face covering during an SAT administration. Students won't be allowed in the test center without a mask, which is required for the duration of testing.


  • Students must CONFIRM a series of statements (more below) prior to entering the test center or testing room.

  • Students who violate the requirements put in place by their test center or ACT should be dismissed from the test center; if this happens their scores will be canceled and they won't receive a refund.

  • Registered students ARE REQUIRED to bring their Admission Ticket, current photo ID and number #2 pencils/erasers (calculator is optional).

  • Students WILL NOT be admitted without wearing a mask AND having their Admission Ticket & Current Photo ID.

test day check in opens at 7:30 AM. Doors close at 8:00 AM immediately for testing.

to locate our school site's check in and parking at RHS, see map here.

For any questions, please email or contact ACT Student at

Due to COVID-19, Fall 2021 applicants to CSU and UC campuses will not be required to take the SAT or ACT Exams. These exams have been suspended and are now optional admission criteria for the Fall 2021 application cycle only*. Students applying for Fall 2021 at a private university or out-of-state university will need to check the individual campuses for testing requirements.

For more information, visit:

*Future CSU applicants for the Fall 2022 and Fall 2023 cycles will be required to take the SAT or ACT Exam for admission eligibility. The UC system has suspended the use of SAT/ACT exams for all applicants during the Fall 2021, 2022, and 2023 admission cycle.

ON-CAMPUS Test Dates for 2020-2021 school year

RHS plans to host the following SAT / ACT examinations on-campus.

Click links for registration / exam deadlines/ and other national test dates.

  • August 29, 2020 (SAT) - CANCELLED

  • October 3, 2020 (SAT) - As of 10/1/2020 - Plan to offer exam

  • October 24, 2020 (ACT) - As of 10/1/2020 - Plan to offer exam

  • March 13, 2021 (SAT)

  • April 17, 2021 (ACT)

  • March 2021- Date To Be Determined (ASVAB)

  • May 2021 (AP)

No SAT or ACT exam

for UC admissions

  • Test-optional for fall 2021 and fall 2022: Campuses will have the option to use ACT/SAT test scores in selection consideration if applicants choose to submit them, and will develop appropriate policies and procedures to implement the Board’s decision.

  • Test-blind for fall 2023 and fall 2024: Campuses will not consider test scores for California public and independent high school applicants in admissions selection, a practice known as “test-blind” admissions. Test scores could still be considered for other purposes such as course placement, certain scholarships and eligibility for the statewide admissions guarantee.

  • New standardized test: Starting in summer 2020 and ending by January 2021, UC will undertake a process to identify or create a new test that aligns with the content UC expects students to have mastered to demonstrate college readiness for California freshmen.

  • Elimination of the ACT/SAT test requirement: By 2025, any use of the ACT/SAT would be eliminated for California students and a new UC-endorsed test to measure UC-readiness would be required. However, if by 2025 the new test is either unfeasible or not ready, consideration of the ACT/SAT for freshman admissions would still be eliminated for California students.

  • Elimination of writing test: The University will eliminate altogether the SAT Essay/ACT Writing Test as a requirement for UC undergraduate admissions, and these scores will not be used at all effective for fall 2021 admissions.



UPDATE FOR Class of 2021 Seniors:

  • CSU (California State Universities) are TEST BLIND for Fall 2021 admissions. TEST BLIND means that the CSUs will not require students to report scores and will not look at reported SAT/ACT scores.

  • UC (University of California campuses) are TEST OPTIONAL for Fall 2021 admissions. TEST OPTIONAL means that the UCs will allow student to report the scores, but it is not a requirement for admission eligibility.

  • Private Universities or Out-of State Colleges. Some colleges are TEST OPTIONAL while others are TEST REQUIRED. To check, visit the college's website or view the updated list at: