Test Locations


Testing at Schools

The ATS Qualifying Exam is administered at public and private schools between early-January and mid-March each year. Testing is conducted in 10 counties: Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. ATS staff travel to many sites in the greater Sacramento area to proctor the exam while representatives from other schools volunteer to adminster the exams themselves.

Results are mailed to students approximately 4 weeks after administration (or after the test materials are received in the ATS office, in the case of school-proctored exams). There is a $20 processing fee to defray costs associated with preparing and mailing personalized score results to students.

Testing dates at area schools are arranged with school administrators beginning in August of each year.


Testing at Sacramento State

Students who are unable to test at their own school (or who miss the testing at their site) can take the ATS Qualifying Exam at California State University, Sacramento. The exam is offered on three to four Saturday mornings and are generally scheduled between late January and mid-March.

Results are mailed to students approximately 4 weeks after the test. There is a $20 processing fee to defray costs associated with preparing and mailing personalized score results to students.

To pre-register for one of the Sac State exams, parents should call the ATS office at (916) 278-7032 or email ats@csus.edu with the following information: date requested (available tests are listed on the Calendar page), student's name, mailing address (including city and zip), current grade and current school. Confirmation materials will be emailed to the student approximately 10 days prior to the test date.


Testing in the ATS Office

Small group appointments are offered the ATS office during regular business hours, usually after testing at schools has been completed in March.

There is an increased processing fee to defray costs associated with preparing personalized score results within a shorter turnaround time. For instance, in 2017-2018, testing in the ATS office was $40 per student with results being provided 30 minutes or less after the completion of the exam.

Test dates are listed on the Calendar page when available. To pre-register for an ATS office test, parents should call (916) 278-7032 or email ats@csus.edu with the date requested, student's name, mailing address (including city and zip), current grade and current school. Confirmation materials will be emailed to the student approximately 3-5 days prior to the test date.

If no dates for office testing are shown on the Dates page, students can contact the ATS office to inquire about the availability of individual testing.