Link to frequently asked questions about the ACAT Link to a list of ACAT disciplines, forms, and content options Link to information about the ACAT Online Link to page about the ACAT-N Link to a table comparing paper and online versions
Link to page of printable forms Link to a list of fees and services Link to secure online order site Link to page containing national average scores for the ACAT Link to page about PACAT Incorporated
ACAT Pencil and PaperACAT Online/ACAT-N
Questions are presented 10-14 on a page.Questions are presented one at a time.
Students use standard bubble sheets.Students use any computer with a Windows™ operating system and Internet Explorer™ or Edge™.  Minimum specifications are easily met.
Results are provided to the department within 10 working days after receipt of the answer forms by PACAT.Departments can allow students to see their scores immediately on completion of the test. Departments can also elect to receive scores by e-mail when students finish testing. Complete reports are sent approximately 7-10 days after receipt of confirmation testing is complete.
Students must remain  through the full time of the test. ACAT Online:  At the discretion of the proctor, students may leave when they are finished.

ACAT-N:  Students may complete and exit the test at any time until the limit is reached.
Departments can send tests to remote sites by mail for students who are not on their main campus.

Materials must be secured onsite and returned to PACAT whether or not used.
ACAT Online:  Departments can distribute authentication codes to remote sites by email. There are no materials to be returned.

ACAT-N:  Departments distribute authentication codes and self-administration instructions to individual students.  There are no materials to be returned.
Paper ACATs expire on May 31 of each year and cannot be used after that date. No refunds are given for unused tests returned to PACAT.Authentication codes do not expire. Students using a valid authentication code will always get the current ACAT version
Campuses must order their tests specifically for each campus location or program. They should make sure that each program or remote site knows and uses their correct institution code.Authentication codes are keyed to individual institution codes. Campuses must order their tests separately for each institution code they have been assigned and distribute the codes to students accordingly.
Orders processed less than 10 working days prior to administration are assessed a rush processing fee in addition to expedited shipping costs. Orders received after 12:00 Noon (Central) may not be processed until the following business day.Orders processed up to the day prior to administration (M-F) are filled by email without a rush processing fee. Orders received after 12:00 Noon (Central) may not be processed until the next business day.
Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, and Edge are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

PACAT Inc. ● P.O. Box 767 ● Clarksville TN 37041-0767
The contents of this website are copyright © PACAT Inc. ACAT is a registered trademark of PACAT Inc.