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Questions?? Please email:  Shawna Heck, Academic Counselor
 
 

2020-21 COLLEGE VISITS CANCELED

 
Due to COVID-19 we are taking the necessary precautions and closing our campus to college recruiters. This may change, but for the time being we will not be having college visits.
 
 

Upcoming 2020 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.
 
Due to COVID restrictions, student’s pre-registration will be required.
 
Register online at www.GoToCollegeFairs.com.
 
Christian College Fair (Register Here)   Pre-register by Friday September 18th
 
Monday, September 21st @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Location TB
 
 

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 14th 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.
 
2020-2021 SAT DATES AND
REGISTRATION DEADLINES
               
Test Date / Registration Date        
 
Sept. 26th / Aug. 26th
 
Oct. 3rd / Sept. 4th
 
Nov 7th / Oct 7th
 
Dec 5th / Nov 5th
 
Mar 13th / Feb 12th
 
May 8th / April 8th
 
June 5th / May 6th
2020-2021 ACT DATES AND
REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Test Date / Registration Date
 
Sept 12th / Aug 15th
 
Sept. 13th / Aug 16th
 
Sept 19th / Aug 22nd
 
Oct 10th / Sept 12th
 
Oct 17th / Sept 19th
 
Oct 24th / Sept 26th
 
Oct 25th / Sept 27th
   

 

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
*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
 
 

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