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 2018-2019

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Deadline
(Fee Charged)
Aug 24, 2019Jul 26, 2019Aug 13, 2019
Oct 5, 2019Sep 6, 2019Sep 24, 2019
Nov 2, 2019Oct 3, 2019Oct 22, 2019
Dec 7, 2019Nov 8, 2019Nov 26, 2019
Mar 14, 2020Feb 14, 2020Mar 3, 2020
April 14, 2020School Day Test Date, Juniors OnlyNo Registration Required
May 2, 2020Apr 3, 2020Apr 21, 2020
Jun 6, 2020May 8, 2020May 27, 2020

With the exception of the April 14th 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.