Testing Overview | Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship | Programs | Institute for Educational Advancement

Each Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship applicant must submit scores for a school-administered, nationally-normed standardized test for the past two years (5th and 6th grade) if administered by the school/district.

In order to qualify for the Scholarship, applicants must be in the 9th stanine, 97th percentile or be marked as “exceeds” in in at least ONE qualifying subtest or total battery/composite on a standardized test for the past two years. Acceptable academic areas include keywords such as:

Mathematics, Mathematics Total, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal, Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Language, Language Total, English Language Arts, Total Battery or Total Composite

Standardized test score reports should be included in the application packet sent directly to IEA by the applicant.

Students with no standardized testing record due to homeschooling or other reasons are still eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Due to the nationwide school shutdowns caused by COVID-19, the upcoming scholarship applicants will only be required to submit standardized test scores from the 2018-2019 school year. 



DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC there have been ongoing cancelations of the SAT and ACT testing dates. The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship committee understands that not all applicants will be able to provide current SAT or ACT scores. We highly encourage applicants to take and submit their ACT/SAT scores. Both tests are accepted tools by accredited talent search organizations, through which the student’s abilities and strengths may be understood and augmented with additional educational resources. The Scholarship Committee only considers the Math and English/Critical Reading portions of these tests, as the CDB application provides the applicant several opportunities to showcase writing ability. Please note that CDB applicants will not be penalized if they are unable to submit SAT or ACT test scores.

If the applicant choose to take the test, it is the applicant’s responsibility to register for the test and arrange for the scores to be sent to IEA. Applicants who are 13 years or older may register online. Applicants under 13 years old must register by mail for the ACT, due to Internet privacy laws. Be sure to allow extra time if registering by mail. If you took the SAT earlier this year, please contact The College Board to have a copy of your scores sent directly to IEA (use score code 3862). If you took the ACT earlier this year, please contact the ACT to have a copy of your scores sent directly to IEA (use score code 7818).

For questions regarding the SAT, please contact The College Board directly at (866) 756-7346 or through sat.collegeboard.org. For more information on the ACT, please call (319) 337-1270 or visit their website at www.actstudent.org.

ACT Test Dates and Details

September 12, 13 and 19, 2020 Tests
Registration deadline: August 14, 2020
Late registration: August 15-28, 2020

October 10, 17, 24, and 25, 2020 Tests
Registration deadline: September 17, 2020
Late registration: September 18-25, 2020

December 12, 2020 Test
Registration deadline: November 6, 2020
Late registration: November 7-20, 2020

February 6, 2021 Test
Registration deadline: January 8, 2021
Late registration: January 9-15, 2021

April 17, 2021 Test
Registration deadline: March 12, 2021
Late registration: March 13-26, 2021

Dates are subject to change

ACT Test Fee (No Writing):  $55.00 (Up to four score reports are sent at no additional charge)
Late Registration Fee: Additional $35.00
Standby testing fee: Additional $56.00
Change test, test date or test center fee: $35.00 per change

Fees are subject to change

ACT Registration Info

Parents of younger students may register these students to take the ACT or ACT with writing on the web only if the student is at least 13 years of age. Due to Internet privacy laws, students 12 years or younger cannot register online or create an ACT web account, even if their parents or guardians assist them or create their account. These students should request a registration packet. We encourage students who are 13 years of age or older to register online.

SAT Test Dates and Details

September 26, 2020 Test
Registration deadline: August 26, 2020
Late registration deadline: September 15, 2020

October 3, 2020 Test
Registration deadline: September 4, 2020
Late registration deadline: September 15, 2020

November 7, 2020 Test
Registration deadline: October 7, 2020
Late registration deadline: October 20, 2020

December 5, 2020 Test
Registration deadline: November 5, 2020
Late registration deadline: November 17, 2020

March 13, 2021 Test
Registration deadline: February 12, 2021
Late registration deadline: February 22, 2021 

Dates are subject to change

SAT Test Fee:  $52.00 (no writing) (Up to four score reports are sent at no additional charge)
Register by Phone: Additional $15.00
Late Registration Fee: Additional $30.00
Standby testing fee: $53.00, paid at test center on day of test
Change test, test date or test center fee: $30.00

Fees are subject to change


  • If you’re 12 years old or younger, you can only register by phone or mail because of internet privacy laws. Phone registration is the quickest and easiest method, and the phone registration fee is waived for students 12 years old or younger.
  • If you’re 13 or older, you can create a free College Board account and register online.
  • If you’re in the eighth grade or below, don’t include a photo with your registration. However, you will need to have an acceptable photo ID to be admitted to the test center.

Sending Scores

To submit your official ACT or SAT scores, there are two steps. FIRST, applicant must provide IEA’s score code at the testing site on day of exam – SAT CODE: 3862 or ACT CODE: 7818. Second, applicant must upload a copy of their official score report with their online application. If the score report is not available by application deadline, a copy of the official scores should be emailed to: scholarship@educationaladvancement.org.