DANTES Issues New SAT & ACT Policies
Service members applying for college admission, officer accession programs, or a military sponsored academy may need a current ACT/SAT score to include with their application packet.
Members can now take a total of six exams: three ACTs and three SATs, during their total enlistment, when taken at approved testing locations. The exams are funded and/or reimbursed by DANTES. The availability of testing options has increased for service members because they now have one chance to test on a military installation and two additional chances to test at a National/International Test Center.
Exams can be taken at two types of test locations:
- DANTES Test Sites - generally located on military installations and run by education center personnel. Service members can take (1) ACT and (1) SAT during time of service at these locations.
- ACT and/or SAT National and International Test Centers - commercially-run organizations. Service members can take (2) ACTs and (2) SATs during their time of service at these locations.
Funding for exams varies by testing locations:
- If the initial exam (ACT and/or SAT) is taken at a DANTES test site, funding is provided and no money is exchanged or required by the service member. Re-tests, however, must be paid for by the service member at the time of re-test.
- If the exams (ACT and/or SAT) are taken at a National/International Test Center, the exam fees must be paid for by the service member at the time of testing. However, reimbursement is provided by DANTES via the DANTES online reimbursement request, located at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/ examinations/funding-and-reimbursement-eligibility/reimbursement-eligibility.html.
A score report is required for reimbursement.
When the exam is taken at a National/International Test Center, the quickest way to receive your exam score report is to create an account at the appropriate website (ACT or SAT). Download your score report to submit with your DANTES online reimbursement request.
ACT: Create your student account at: https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp
SAT: Create your MYSAT account at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores