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College Prep Testing


When is the best time to take the SAT?

Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. The SAT will be offered six times between now and June 3. The cost is $60. The dates, registration deadlines, and locations are as follows:


The next date for the ACT is October 22, and you must register for it by September 16.

The ACT is no longer administered in Cumberland. You will need to go to the website, to locate the nearest test site in Maryland, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.


Just like the SAT, the PSAT includes two sections—Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math—comprised of three tests: Reading, Writing & Language, and Math. There is no Essay.

Most students take the PSAT at their high school in the fall of their sophomore or junior year. Ask a teacher or school counselor when the test will be offered at your school and how to sign up.

CCA Service Hours

Our desire is to live righteously by developing a servant heart in vocation and ministry as we seek to follow Christ’s command in Matthew 22:37-40. To encourage this development, we offer our students ideas, opportunities, and incentives to serve God and society in the hope that this service will become a lifelong habit.

Students who perform a minimum of 10 hours per year of volunteer service during each of their high school years (9-12) at CCA will be recognized for their service at graduation. This service is non-CCA -sponsored and performed outside of school. Completed forms should be turned in to the school office.


Scholarships is a personalized resource for students, parents and counselors to find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a two-year or four-year college or university and developing essential life skills.

StudentScholarships.Org is the largest collection of scholarships on the the web. View their collective list and apply today.

Colleges and Universities

Appalachian Bible College

Cedarville University

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.

Allegany College of Maryland

We will be the college of choice that transforms lives, strengthens communities, and makes learners the center of everything we do.

Allegany College of Maryland is a lifelong learning community dedicated to excellence in education and responsive to the changing needs of the communities we serve. Our focus is the preparation of individuals in mind, body, and spirit for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. We are committed to engaging students in rich and challenging learning opportunities within a small college atmosphere that is known for its personal touch.

Potomac State College

At West Virginia University Potomac State College, you can take control of your future and discover the career you’ve always wanted (or even the one you never knew existed).

WVU Keyser Campus is known for its small class sizes, student-centered focus and entrepreneurial spirit – for more than 1,400 students, we are a home away from home.

We offer a 100-year academic tradition with more than 50 two-year degree programs that students can go onto complete at WVU Morgantown or WVU Beckley. We also offer six career-technical degree programs in areas such as Criminal Justice and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (SAGE). Or students might choose to stay at PSC for all four years of their academic careers to earn a bachelor of applied science degree in one of our six offerings including: Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Nursing (BSN) Coming Fall 2018, Regents Bachelor of Arts, and SAGE.