Testing

TOEFL INFORMATION

Students whose first language is not English are counseled to take the TOEFL Exam in the fall of their senior year. This test score is used with the SAT score when applying to universities. Talk to your counselor for application instructions for the computer-based exam. Please contact Ms. Covarrubias at veronica.covarrubias@apsva.us register for the exam.

SAT INFORMATION

The SATs are recommended for students who wish to attend a four-year university directly after high school. It is advised that seniors take the SAT in the fall. To register for the SAT, go to https://www.collegeboard.com/.

Fee Waivers:

Students on free or reduced lunch can ask Ms. Carruthers in the Counseling Suite for a fee waivers when applying for these tests.

Seniors are recommended to take the SAT in August, October or November.
Juniors are recommended to take the SAT by May and any SAT Subject Tests by June.

2020-21 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 29, 2020 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 31, 2020 August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone) Note: The late registration fee has been waived for the August administration.
August 18, 2020
September 26, 2020 Register SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone) September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020 Register See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 4, 2020 September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
September 22, 2020
November 7, 2020 Register See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 7, 2020 October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
October 27, 2020
December 5, 2020 Register See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 5, 2020 November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)
November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)
November 24, 2020
March 13, 2021 Register SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 12, 2021 February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
March 2, 2021
May 8, 2021 Register See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 8, 2021 April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
April 27, 2021
June 5, 2021 Register See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 6, 2021 May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)
May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
May 26, 2021

ACT INFORMATION

The ACT is another standardized test recommended for students who wish to attend a four-year university directly after high school. It is advised that juniors take the ACT in the Spring and seniors take the ACT in the Fall. Please visit https://www.actstudent.org/ to register for the ACT.

Students on free or reduced lunch can ask Mr. Truesdale in the Counseling Suite for a fee waiver when applying for these tests. Fee waivers do NOT apply to late registration.

Date of Test Registration Deadline Late Registration

September 12, 2020

September 13, 2020 (Sunday)

September 19. 2020

 August 14, 2020 August 28, 2020

October 10, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 24, 2020

October 25, 2020 (Sunday)

 September 17, 2020 September 25, 2020
December 12,2020 November 6, 2020 November 20, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 15, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 26, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 25, 2021

SAT vs. ACT

While colleges generally accept either, they are very different tests.  You should speak to your counselor about which test may be right for you. You can see the main differences in the two exams here.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination Dates

Students enrolled in AP courses will take AP examinations on the designated exam date. Should any special circumstance arise, please contact Ms. Maggie Hsu, Assistant Principal immediately.

2021 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Local Time Afternoon 12 noon Local Time Afternoon 2 p.m. Local Time
Monday, May 3, 2021 United States Government and Politics Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Calculus AB Calculus BC German Language and Culture Human Geography
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 English Literature and Composition Japanese Language and Culture Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Thursday, May 6, 2021 United States History Art History Computer Science A
Friday,
May 7, 2021
Chemistry Spanish Literature and Culture European History Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Art and Design—AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing: Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.
Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Local Time Afternoon 12 noonLocal Time
Monday,
May 10, 2021
French Language and Culture World History: Modern Macroeconomics
Tuesday,
May 11, 2021
Seminar Spanish Language and Culture Latin Psychology
Wednesday,
May 12, 2021
English Language and Composition Microeconomics Music Theory
Thursday,
May 13, 2021
Comparative Government and Politics Computer Science Principles Statistics
Friday,
May 14, 2021
Biology Italian Language and Culture Chinese Language and Culture Environmental Science