AP Test Information

  • See complete information about AP Test Dates and Locations for May 2024

    Parking is limited at all testing locations, so please consider carpooling! Testing begins promptly at 8 a.m. or noon, so students should allow time to park and check in. CELL PHONES are NOT allowed in the exam room!

    For those AP exams that will be held during the school day, students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the exam site. Students are expected to be at school before and after testing times.

    Anyone with questions about the AP exam should email Whitney Schmale in the Olathe East counseling office, or call her at 913-780-7800.

Testing Dates and Preparation Help

  • Olathe East students should use this code when registering for standardized tests, so the counselors will get a copy of their scores: 172-221.

    The ACT and the SAT are two tests that are used for college admission and scholarship purposes. They are different tests produced by different testing companies. They test different areas of knowledge, and they are scored differently.

    Here are two articles with helpful information about the ACT vs. the SAT, and which test might be best for your student to take:

    View the ACT vs. SAT: 11 Key Differences website to help you pick the right test

    View the ACT vs SAT: How To Decide Which Test to Take website

    Seniors often take the ACT in September or October. It is recommended that juniors take their first ACT in the spring of their junior year if they are planning to attend a four-year college or university. The ACT is generally preferred by colleges in the Midwest and is accepted throughout the nation.

    The SAT is requested by some universities. The SAT has a mandatory writing component and the ACT features an optional writing section that some colleges and universities may require. Check for admission requirements on university websites. Both ACT and SAT offer online preparation tests. Students are encouraged to practice.

    ACT Academy offers students a chance to take a full ACT practice test. You can also enter a previous ACT score, and it will tailor the prep for you. Visit the ACT Academy website.

    There are fee waivers available for all tests for students who qualify. For information, please see counselor Whitney Schmale.

    Additional “Standardized Assessment Information” is available in the counseling office and on this website. Please call your student’s school counselor with any testing questions.

    If you have additional questions, please email Whitney Schmale.

    College Assessment Test Reminder

    When taking the ACT or SAT, please remember to have test scores sent to the colleges/universities that you are thinking about attending. Many institutions require that all students have their standardized test scores sent directly to them from ACT or the College Board. Institutions like the University of Missouri no longer take test scores from high school transcripts.

    The PSAT, ACT EXPLORE, ACT PLAN and three ACT tests are usually available every fall at Olathe East.

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)

  • The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

    • critical reading skills
    • math problem-solving skills
    • writing skill

    Why should I take the PSAT?

    1. To qualify for the National Merit Scholarship competition.
    2. Your parents work for a company that sponsors a scholarship that requires a PSAT score.
    3. You want to attend a United States Armed Forces Academy.

    If you wish to sign up to take the PSAT:

    • Parents will go to the TouchBase payment site and register to take the PSAT before midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.
    • They will click on the student who wants to take the PSAT, then click "Items at Student's School."
    • They will click on "PSAT", then "Buy"
    • Proceed to checkout and enter payment information.

    This year all high schools will offer the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. The test will be held at Olathe East and will begin at 7:45 a.m.

    To sign up for the PSAT, students/parents will need to log in to their TouchBase accounts. The cost of the test is $20. If you qualify for a fee reduction, you will see that during check out.

    Once you have checked out, you are signed up for the exam! We have PSAT prep booklets available here at OE, if you would like to stop by and pick one up in the Counseling Office.

    If you have any questions, please email counselor Whitney Schmale in the Counseling Office or call 913-780-7800.

ACT Test Preparation

    • The Olathe East library has access to Learning Express Library, a free database with practice ACT, PSAT and AP tests and study guides, career planning, college essay advice, and skill reviews for tough topics like math and reading.

    Students may enroll in Kaplan's ACT QuizBank to:

    • Customize their own quizzes for personalized prep
    • Reduce anxiety on timed tests with practice questions
    • Track improvement with instant analysis and detailed explanations

    Call 1-800-KAP-TEST, visit the Kaplan ACT test website, or visit your counselor for more information.

    The ACT program fee-waiver service helps students for whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college. High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors. The waivers cover the basic test fees for the ACT. Each qualifying student is eligible for two fee waivers. A fee waiver may qualify at many colleges. See your counselor for more information to find out if you qualify.

    Visit the ACT Test site for registration information.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • The SAT test is a college entrance exam that is primarily accepted by colleges/universities on the East and West Coasts as well as more selective admissions colleges/universities.

    Visit the College Board website for registration and more information.

    The SAT Program Fee-Waiver Service is designed to help students from whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college. High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors. The waivers cover the basic test fees for SAT or Subject Tests, as well as either the Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) or the Student Answer Service (SAS). A fee waiver may qualify at many colleges. See your counselor for more information or to find out if you qualify.

    Note: Fee waivers cannot be used for late registration.

    Free SAT Practice Tests Online

ACT Test Dates

Test Date Registration Deadline
07/15/2023 06/16/2023

SAT Testing Dates

Visit http://www.collegeboard.com/ to register for the SAT exam.
Test Date Registration Deadline
06/03/2023 05/04/2023