Testing

 

Check below for sites for important tests, dates and pricing. Contact your guidance counselor should you have any questions.

 AP

Advanced Placement Exams are held in the spring each year. The protocol for taking these tests is to register online by November 2nd for each test in the spring.

To register, students must follow a two-step process: 

 

  1. First, students must enroll in their class through College Board (click https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home).  

 

  1. To pay for the exams, students must use Total Registration (click www.Totalregistration.net/AP/390055).

The cost for each AP exam is $99. All students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program will qualify for a reduced price.  Students who need additional financial assistance should speak with their counselor. 

     PSAT

The Preliminary SAT is a great tool for 11th-grade students considering college, and will be given on the morning of Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The PSAT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Altoona Area Senior HS recommends that juniors take the PSAT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses and to help prepare for the SAT.

 

For the 2021 PSAT, students at Altoona Area Senior HS will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access, but is limited to the first 100 students who register.  Online exam registration will begin on Thu, Sep 2, 2021, at 5:00 PM, and end on Tue, Oct 12, 2021, at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should visit www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/390055 . To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

 

Altoona Area Senior HS is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

 

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM - Registration Begins
  • Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:01 AM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $5 late fee .
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
  • Tue, Oct 12, 2021 - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

 

Please contact Mrs. Keri Harrington, kharrington@aasdcat.com if you have questions.

SAT

Scholastic Assessment Test I: Reasoning Test - for college bound juniors
Scholastic Assessment Test II: Subject Tests - for specific colleges & majors (see your counselor)

Juniors who plan to attend college should register for the Scholastic Assessment Test. Registration materials are available in the counseling office. Students are encouraged to register online. Fee waivers are available from your school counselor for families who are eligible for free and reduced lunches.

SAT Test Dates http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates

 

AAHS Test Center #39-116           AAHS (CEEB) School Code: 390055

Bring your admission ticket, a photo ID, two No 2 pencils, and a calculator.
Arrive at 7:45 a.m. to locate your testing room.

SAT Online Registration (click here to go to the college board website for further information)

 

 

ACT

Students may elect to take the ACT, another college entrance exam. Registration materials and fee waivers are available in the counseling office. However, students may find it easiest to register online. The cost is $50.50 for the ACT or $67.00 for the ACT Plus Writing.

ASVAB

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is given every year to students who are interested in pursuing a military career. The test provides specific information to help explore both military and civilian careers. Taking the ASVAB does not obligate students to the military in any way. Representatives from the military administer the exam once during the school day each October. If you are interested in enlisting but missed this year's test, see your counselor or your recruiter to make individual arrangements.