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


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. 


Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test will be given at Altoona Area High School on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and will cost $20. It is an important first step on the road to college. We recommend that juniors who are considering pursuing a four- year degree after high school sign up. We do not offer the exam to sophomores. The test provides students with practice and insight into testing strategies, plus invaluable information for educational and career planning. In addition, the selection index given with the individual results qualifies academically superior students for scholarships and awards.


Registration begins October 1st and ends January 15th (however $5 late fee will apply after January 8th) through Total Registration www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/390055


The exam is open to the first 100 juniors who apply. 

After January 8th a $5.00 late fee will be charged. 


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)




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.


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.