AOS APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION 2015-2016
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. You must submit Part I of the application no later than October 8, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.
a. Applicants to the LCPS Academy of Science must log into the LCPS webpage at www.lcps.org to register and obtain a user name and an account password. The links marked "REGISTER" is on the black bar at the top of this webpage. Applicants will use this login to access the application on the AOS website. If an applicant is under the age of 13, we suggest that you substitute the parent’s date of birth in order to obtain a username/password. Please be sure to make a note of your username and password for your records
b. Log into the application through the link on the LCPS admission page at http://www.lcps.org/domain/4847 using the user name and password obtain in the previous step.
c. You will be asked to provide identifying information including name, date of birth, address, phone numbers, email addresses, the name of your middle school counselor, and the names of your eighth grade math and science teachers. Please DO NOT complete the application until you know the names of your counselor and teachers for the 2015-16 academic year.
d. You should plan to complete this application in one sitting, and click on "DONE" to submit your application. After submitting your application you will see a message on the screen confirming our receipt of your application.
e. It is STRONGLY recommended that you print and retain a copy of this screen for your records. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CONFIRMATION OF YOUR COMPLETION OF PART I OF THE AOS APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION.
f. Please do not call the Academy of Science office to request confirmation of your application.
2. After completing your application you will be directed to instructions to pay the application fee of $12.00, which covers the cost of the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory (CCTDI), which will be administered to applicants on November 7th following the SAT.
a. You may pay by credit card using the LCPS Payment Portal (there will be a small service charge) or by giving a check to the bookkeeper at your LCPS middle school. To access the Payment Portal, please go to https://webinter.lcps.org/paymentportal/ and follow the instructions to submit payment. There are two portals: one for LCPS students and one for private and home schooled students.
3. You must complete a separate registration for the November 7th SAT at the Loudoun Academy of Science.
a. Please go to the registration page for the College Board Program at the following link: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register. Click on the blue box in the upper right hand corner marked Register. The regular deadline for online registration is October 9, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. The late online registration deadline (which includes an additional fee) is October 27, 2015 at 11:59PM EST.
b. PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet 13 years old you cannot register online and must register using a paper registration form. The regular deadline for paper registration is October 9, 2015. The late paper registration deadline is October 23, 2015. The paper registration form will be available in Early September.
i. Eighth grade students in Loudoun County Public Schools should obtain the paper registration from their middle school counselor.
ii. Eighth grade students who are home-schooled or enrolled in private school should obtain the form from the Academy of Science office.
c. To begin the registration process online, click on the blue box marked “Sign Up." You will be directed to a page where you will create your student account and password. Be sure to make a note of your username and password for your records.
d. Once you have completed the process to create a user name and password, continue to the next page where you will begin registering for the SAT.
e. You will be asked to provide the name and CEEB code for your high school. As one of our applicants, you will list the Academy of Science as your school. The CEEB code for the Academy of Science is 472179. When asked to list your grade in school, please check the box to indicate that you are in 8th grade.
f. You will be asked to provide information about courses that you are interested in taking in high school, activities in which you may participate, and the types of colleges that you may be interested in attending. This profile information may be used by the College Board to send materials to you concerning colleges and universities. This information has no bearing whatsoever on your SAT scores.
g. When asked to choose a test, you will select the SAT with essay.
h. You will be asked to select a test date. Choose the November 7, 2015 test date.
i. You will be asked to choose a Test Center. You must enter the test center code for Loudoun Academy of Science which is 47123. It is important that you register for this test site, which is set up specifically for eighth grade applicants to the Academy of Science. Please DO NOT select any other test site. This code will not be available through the code search function on the College Board website, so please make sure you have this code available when you are registering.
j. Students in 8th grade will not be asked to upload a current photo to the SAT registration page.
k. PLEASE NOTE: Scores of students in 8th grade or below are purged at the end of each testing year. You will see a notification of this as you go through the online registration process.
4. IN PREPARATION FOR TEST DAY: On test day you are required to bring your SAT Registration Ticket and a photo identification.
a. Although students in the 8th grade will not be asked to upload a current photo to the SAT registration page, you must present acceptable photo identification for admission to the test center on November 7th. You are responsible for understanding and following the SAT Test-Taker Identification Requirements and Policies as they appear online and in the Student Registration Guide. All of the identifying information that you provide during registration will be displayed on your Admission Ticket.
b. The test center staff will match the information on your Admission Ticket with the test center roster to confirm your registration and identity. You cannot be admitted to the test center if any of the information does not match.
c. If you need to retrieve an acceptable photo ID during admission to the test center, the staff will not hold your seat while your documents are being retrieved.
5. ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS MUST
a. Be a valid (unexpired) photo identification that is government-issued or issued by the school that you currently attend. School IDs from the prior school year are valid through December of the current calendar year. (For example, school IDs from 2014-2015 can be used through December 31, 2015.)
b. Be an original document (not photocopied).
c. Bear your full, legal name that exactly as it appears on your Admission Ticket, including the order of the names.
d. Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches both your appearance on test day and the photo on your Admission Ticket.
e. Be in good condition, with clearly legible English language text and a clearly visible photograph.
6. EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
a. Government-issued driver's license or non-driver ID card
b. Official school-produced student-identification card from the school you currently attend
c. Government-issued passport
d. Government-issued military or national identification card
7. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION concerning ID Requirements can be found on the College Board website at https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/id-requirements.
a. If you do not have a photo ID that meets the requirements above, there are instructions for an alternate ID on the College Board website.
b. CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the SAT Student ID Form/
c. You must complete this form, attach a current photo, and have it signed by your school counselor or a notary.
8. SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students who show that their disabilities affect participation in a College Board exam are eligible to take those exams with accommodations. Using accommodations not approved by the College Board results in cancellation of scores. No one is automatically approved. Students who have a current IEP with testing accommodations must contact the SSD office at https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities to begin the application process. The deadline to apply for accommodations for the November 7th SAT is September 18, 2015.
PLEASE CLICK HERE to complete Part I of the AOS Application for Admission.