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How do we order ACATs?

  • You can place an order here, print an order form and send it to us, or call us toll-free. You must provide a valid payment method for your order to be processed. We accept institutional purchase orders and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express). We are unable to accept personal checks or credit cards as payment.
  • If this is your first order, be sure to let us know which curriculum and options (if applicable) you have selected.
  • The selection can be changed as departmental needs evolve but may only be changed once during any administration year (June through May). A department wishing to change its ACAT configuration after administering it at least once during the same year (June 1 to May 31) will be charged an administrative fee for managing the change. Please refer to the list of special fees for the current amount. Contact us if you are unsure if the fee will apply to your order.

How quickly can we get testing materials?

  • To avoid rush processing and expedited shipping fees, orders for print tests must be received a minimum of 10 working days prior to the administration date provided with the order. Orders received after 12 Noon (Central) may not be processed until the following day. Materials are typically shipped to arrive 1 week prior to your administration. We ship by UPS Ground service with delivery times varying from 1 to 5 days depending on the destination. PACAT ships to your campus but many institutions require shipments to be delivered to a central receiving depot and this may delay arrival in your department.
  • Orders for ACAT Online and ACAT-N authentication codes are sent by e-mail. Orders received by 10:00 AM (Central) on the day prior to administration (M-F) are filled by email without a rush processing fee.

Are there rush processing fees for rapid order fulfillment?

  • Orders for print tests received less than 10 working days prior to the administration date provided with the order will be charged a $35 rush processing fee. If necessary, tests will be shipped by 2nd Day or Next Day Air service at your expense. Orders received after 12 Noon (Central) may not be processed until the following day.
  • Orders for ACAT Online and ACAT-N authentication codes received after 12 Noon (Central) on the day prior to administration (M-F) will be charged a $35 rush processing fee.
  • PACAT is not responsible for delays caused by order paperwork not being transmitted to us in a timely manner by your campus. Whether or not a rush processing fee is added to the order is determined by when the order and payment method are received by PACAT.

How will I know if we will be charged a rush processing fee?

  • If you place your order online, once you enter the date by which you need the materials, the display will tell you whether or not a rush processing fee will be charged. You will be given the opportunity to adjust your need by date to remove the fee before you place the order.
  • If you are not placing your order online, call us (866-680-2228) and ask if the fee will be applied.
  • Use the Live Chat option here and on the order page to ask us.

Are there other costs or fees we should know about?

Replacement or Additional Score Reports. (2 are included with the test fee) - See Note 1Contact Us
Administrative fee for mid-year test configuration change.$50.00

Note 1
: PACAT Inc. maintains archives of most score reports beginning in 2002.
Note 2: The fee applies to each discipline and/or institution code combination for which media are requested. For example, institutions using multiple institution codes to track different cohorts of students can expect to pay a separate fee for each code. Each discipline requested is also dealt with as a separate fee.

How do we return materials for scoring?

  • All materials, used and unused, are the property of PACAT Inc. and must be returned according to the instructions provided with each order.
  • Test booklets and answer forms can be shipped back to us together or in separate packages. Please return your materials using a method that allows tracking. The U.S. Postal Service has several options for this as do Commercial carriers like UPS and  FedEx. If you are shipping overnight, we recommend you use UPS Next Day Air Saver or FedEx Standard Overnight. Our shipping/receiving opens at 10 a.m. (M-F) and packages shipped for delivery before that time could be delayed by 24 hours or more.
  • Be sure to include a return form with each shipment sent back to us.

Can we return unused booklets for a credit?

  • Pencil and paper ACATs are custom printed and are unique to each institution. We do not give credits or refunds for unused materials.
  • Unused ACAT Online/ACAT-N authentication codes do not expire and can be used at any time. Lost or missing codes will be replaced free of charge.


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