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Below, you will find relevant links for general information to Advanced Placement and College Entrance Exams.

ACT (click link below)


PSAT, SAT & AP Exam Schedule (click link below)

college board advanced placement program




The PSAT is an optional practice exam for sophomores and juniors and is written by College Board. It provides measures of critical reading, math, and writing skills. Because the PSAT is also used as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) when taken in the Junior year, students with very good grades and excellent scores on previous exams should be sure to take this test. While scored like an SAT, colleges for admissions decisions do not use the PSAT. Testing accommodations may only be approved by College Board through a special application.

To register for the October PSAT/NMSQT, please see the main Counseling website page in September.


Regular administrations of this standard college admissions exam are given throughout the year and may be taken by a student multiple times. The ACT is accepted for applications to 99.9% of colleges and universities nationwide. Testing accommodations may only be approved by ACT through a special application. Please see the Counselor Interventionist for the application.


The other major college admissions test, the SAT Reasoning Test, is regularly administered in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. Cheyenne Mountain hosts the October and May SAT administrations. Most schools also accept the SAT across the nation. Testing accommodations may only be approved by College Board through a special application.



Many students will take an SAT for the first time in their junior year, leaving them Saturdays in their senior year to retake a SAT or ACT in an attempt to improve on their scores. Depending on a given college's admissions criteria, SAT's or ACT's taken through December will be reported in time for admissions consideration.

Advanced Placement (AP):

The AP Program and exams are intended to provide students with rigorous, college-level studies and the possibility of earning college credit while in high school. Cheyenne Mountain offers many different AP courses. AP exams are administered in May, following a national schedule, with scores ranging from 1-5. Scores of 3 or better may earn a student college credit, depending on the college, once a student is enrolled in that college. Each college and university sets their own policies regarding the granting of credits. AP exam scores are not intended for use in college admissions decisions. Testing accommodations may only be approved by College Board through a special application.



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