ACT / SAT

MCA’s School Code for testing is: 444631


The ACT and SAT are college admissions examinations; either are accepted for admission to universities. Test content is designed to measure the students’ knowledge and skills obtained through high school coursework and preparedness for college coursework.

Students typically take one or both tests 2-3 times during the spring of junior year and reserve fall of senior year for a potential final test date. The scores from the exams are often critical in the college admissions decision and are the basis for many scholarship awards. In the junior year, each student is given a specific testing recommendation based on his or her standardized testing history. MCA students historically score well above the state and national averages.

Junior Year
Plan 2-3 test dates between January and June of either or both the ACT or SAT. Registration is recommended 2 months in advance. The academic advisor will give junior students individually a recommendation for which test the student should take by the end of fall semester.

Senior Year
If higher scores are still needed to meet admission or scholarship goals, verify deadlines with the colleges and programs of interest and schedule fall testing accordingly. After taking the same test twice, scores are not expected to increase substantially without targeted test preparation.