SATs and PSATs
ACCHS IN-SCHOOL SAT INFORMATION
When are the in-school test dates?
To view upcoming test dates and to schedule your test at www.collegeboard.org.
Is it mandatory for all seniors to take the in school SAT?
No. If you have already taken the SATs and are happy with your current score or are choosing to not take the SATs because they are not required for your college’s admissions process you do not need to sign up to take the in-school SAT.
What is the cost to take the in-school SAT?
The cost of the SAT is $52 for the SAT without the essay and $68 for the SAT with the essay.
Is there are fee waiver for the in-school SAT?
There is no fee waiver for the in-school SAT but there is a reduced fee. The reduced fee is $8 for the SAT without essay and
$15 for the SAT with essay. Please let Mr. Garza know if you will need a fee reduction ASAP. There are only a limited number of them available.
If my exam was cancelled can I transferred the fee I already paid to the in-school exam?
Unfortunately, no. You will receive a refund from the Collegeboard for your cancelled exam.
How do I pay for the in-school SAT?
ACCHS will collect the fees and submit payment directly to the Collegeboard. Please make checks payable to: ACCHS
If I have an accommodation for taking the SAT, will I still be able to take the in-school SAT?
Yes. All accommodations for students with learning difficulties will be met during the in-school SAT.
Who should I direct any additional questions?
Please contact Mr. Garza with any additional questions by phone at 610-437-4601 x130 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also schedule an in person with Mr. Garza in his office within the ACCHS Counseling Office.
ACCHS PSAT INFORMATION
The PSAT is a test taken at ACCHS by all freshmen, sophomore and junior students which has three primary functions:
A good practice for the SATs.
A qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Competition for juniors only (qualification is determined National Merit Committee)
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DO I HAVE TO REGISTER MY CHILD TO TAKE THE PSAT?
As the parent of an Allentown Central Catholic High School student, you must send your son/daughter into school on their assigned
in-person day: Gold Group (M-Z) - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 or Green Group (A-L) - Wednesday, January 27, 2021. You do not have to register your son/daughter. There is no cost for this test. The school has paid for all expenses for this service. Students will be dismissed for home at 2:50pm at regular dismissal time.
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO TAKE THE PSAT?
At Allentown Central Catholic High School we recommend all freshmen, sophomores and juniors to take the PSAT as a practice for the SAT. However, if you and/or your student(s) chooses not to attend that is your choice. Online only students may come into to school to take the test and return home to continue the day online if they choose but must notify the attendance office of their intentions.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS ABSENT THE DAY OF THE TEST?
Since the PSATs can only be administered at ACCHS on January 26 and 27, 2021, we unfortunately cannot accommodate anyone who misses the test for any reason. However, if your home school district offers the test on another date, you may request they accommodate you but there is no guarantee they will permit it. Also, if a student is absent for an illness or emergency on the test date, please contact Mr. Garza in the Guidance Office. Their reason for absence may allow them to still be included in National Merit Scholarship Competitions.
DO SENIORS COME TO SCHOOL ON THE DAY OF PSAT TESTING?
No. Seniors have the day off from school.
WHY ARE PSATs SO LATE THIS SCHOOL YEAR?
PSATs are usually held mid-October. However, due COVID-19 restrictions, we chose as a school to reschedule for this time due to the importance of students having the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile standardized test.
Access your son/daughter’s PSAT scores online on the Collegeboard website. Create an account for your student. Please choose emails
and passwords that are easy to remember. If your student already has a Collegeboard account, you can link your student’s new scores to that pre-existing account. Also, don’t forget to link your account to Khan Academy for free SAT Prep geared to your needs.
IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
MR. MATTHEW B. GARZA, DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
610-437-4601 x130 | email@example.com