T.F. South students are administered ACT's Education Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) to monitor progress of students' college and career readiness.  EPAS is a comprehensive testing program preparing our students for the ACT.  Below is our annual testing schedule.

Freshmen Year

  • September - EXPLORE (Practice ACT)
  • January - EXPLORE (Practice ACT)
  • April - PLAN (Practice ACT)

Sophomore Year

  • January - PLAN (Practice ACT)
  • April - Practice ACT

Junior Year

  • January - Practice ACT
  • April - ACT (Official ACT used for college admission)


College Placement Exams



Students can register to take the ACT on any of the six national testing days in September, October, December, February, April, and June.  TFS administers the ACT in October and February.  All other national testing dates must be taken at a different school.  Please visit website for additional information and registration. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Students are highly recommended to take an AP exam for each AP class in which they are enrolled. The exams are administered at TFS in May, and registration information is distributed to the students in their AP classes.  Please visit our Advanced Placement page for additional information.


South Suburban College placement exam.  COMPASS Study Guide


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

TFS students are recommended to take the exam during their sophomore and junior years.  The exam is administered at TFS in October.  Payment can be made in the TFS bookstore.


The SAT is offered multiple dates throughout the school year.  Please visit the website for additional information and registration.


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