Illinois has entered an agreement with the College Board to offer the SAT free to all juniors (an agreement that was priorly held by ACT). In accordance with this agreement, A-JCHS has switched over to the College Board suite of assessments. Students at A-J will take the following tests, which are free unless otherwise noted:

PSAT 8/9: Given in the spring of a student’s freshman year

Accuplacer: The entrance exam for Shawnee Community College and required for all dual credit classes at A-J. Given in the spring of a student’s sophomore year.

PSAT 10: Given in the spring of a student’s sophomore year

PSAT/NMSQT (Optional): Students sign up to take this test in the fall of their junior year. Their scores on this test are used for National Merit Scholar Award eligibility. $17 fee unless eligible for waiver.

SAT: Given in the spring of a student’s junior year.

How do all these tests help my student?

One thing that we are extremely excited about is that all of these tests (with the exception of the Accuplacer) are aligned with the SAT. When a freshman gets his or her PSAT 8/9 or 10 score back, he or she will know exactly what he or she would have scored on the SAT that day. These test results can then be synced with a student’s College Board account (free), and through the College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy, a student can get a free, personalized study program to address his or her weaknesses in preparation for the SAT junior year.

See for more information about free SAT test prep through Khan Academy, and to register for the SAT.

SAT 2021-2022

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Deadline
(Fee Charged)
Aug 28, 2021Jul 30, 2021Aug 17, 2021
Oct 2, 2021Sep 3, 2021Sep 21, 2021
Nov 6, 2021Oct 7, 2021Oct 26, 2021
Dec 4, 2021Nov 5, 2021Nov 23, 2021
Mar 12, 2022Feb 12, 2022Mar 1, 2022
TBASchool Day Test Date, Juniors OnlyNo Registration Required
May 7, 2022Apr 8, 2022Apr 26, 2022
Jun 4, 2022May 6, 2022May 25, 2022

With the exception of the TBA test date (required for juniors), no SAT is offered at A-J. The closest test center is in Carbondale.

Register for the SAT at

See your counselor about a fee waiver.