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Questions?? Please email:  Shawna Heck, Academic Counselor
 
 

2022-23 COLLEGE VISITS CANCELLED

 

This year we are again happy to provide the students with the opportunity to visit some college representatives here on campus. They are always scheduled for high school lunch and will set up their tables in the commons.

 September 19, 2022 with Evangel University
 September 22, 2022 with Sterling College
 September 23, 2022 with Regent University
 

Upcoming 2021 Fall College Fairs

 
College fairs are a great opportunity to speak with representatives from several different colleges.
 
You will have a chance to ask questions regarding scholarships, financial aid, enrollment procedures, deadlines, etc.
 

Christian College Fair (Register Here) Pre-registration is required 

• Monday, September 19th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Colorado Springs Christian High School 
 

PSAT Test Information

 
PPCS will be administering the PSAT test for all sophomores and juniors. The PSAT /NMSQT is the practice test for the SAT and gives students a good measurement of where they are in comparison to other college bound students. For juniors it is a good warm up for the SAT and could also put you in the running for the National Merit Scholarship.
 
The PSAT will be Wednesday, October 12th from 8:10 – 12pm.
 
 

ACT & SAT Tests

 
General Information:
These tests can be taken as many times as you would like between the sophomore and senior years.

It is recommended they be taken after the first semester of your junior year and before the end of the first semester of your senior year.
 
If you take the ACT more than once, you can request the specific test date scores you would like to be sent to the college(s) of your choice.
 
The scores for the ACT range from 1 - 36 for each test (English, Math, Reading, and Science).  The 5-year average National scores for the ACT are Composite 20.9, Math 20.7, Reading 20.7.
 
In comparison, the 5-year average Composite score for PPCS graduates is 22.4.
 
If you take the SAT more than once, each set of scores will be sent to the college(s) of your choice.  The college you are applying to will look at the highest.
 
The scores for the SAT range from 200 - 800 for each test (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math). The 5-year National average scores are EBRW 516 and Math 521.
 
The 5-year average SAT scores for PPCS students are: EBRW 559 and Math 526.
 
You can register on-line and you will need to include our high school code, 060254. 
Practice tests are available on the ACT and SAT websites.  For prices or on-line registration please go to the ACT or SAT websites.

 

2021-2022 SAT DATES AND
REGISTRATION DEADLINES
               
Test Date / Registration Date        
 

Oct 1st / Sept 2nd 
Nov 5th / Oct 7th 
Dec 3rd / Nov 3rd   
Mar 11th / Feb 10th 
May 6th / Apr 7th 
Jun 3rd / May 4th 

2021-2022 ACT DATES AND
REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Test Date / Registration Date
 

Oct 22nd / Sept 16th
Dec 10th / Nov 4th 
Feb 11th / Jan 6th 
Apr 15th / Mar 10th 
Jun 10th / May 5th 
Jul 15th / Jun 16th

  

Helpful Links

 

Testing

 

College Information and Searches

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

 
The College Board (SAT) www.collegeboard.com
 
Denver College Fairs www.collegefairsdenver.org
FAFSA Form
ACT
 
College In Colorado www.collegeincolorado.org
Fastweb Private Scholarships www.fastweb.com
Free ACT Prep and other tests www.4tests.com
 
Common Applications www.commonapp.org
Scholarships.com www.scholarships.com
Test Prep in Colorado Springs
 
Careers And Colleges www.careersandcolleges.com
Citizens Scholarships
Pikes Peak Library District
*click on "electronic reference", enter library card number & pin,
choose "education", find "testing & education reference center"
The Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
 
Financial Aid
Peterson's Guide
 
Federal Student Aid www.studentaid.ed.gov
College Net
 
College Opportunities On-Line www.nces.ed.gov

Career and Salary Information

 
College View
Students Review
 
50 Best College Towns America
      

Other

The College Board's Career Page www.collegeboard.com

 
 
Western Undergraduate Exchange www.wiche.edu/sep/wue
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Info www.bls.gov/k12/
 
 
NCAA Clearinghouse www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
 
 
 
Job Corp