PCAT Registration Deadlines

PCAT Registration Checklist

The PCAT registration process has many steps involved in it, so it is important to understand the significant aspects of this process ahead of time. A key part of understanding the registration process is learning about the significance of the registration deadlines. Along with a description of these registration deadlines, this article also presents an easy-to-use checklist that you could verify before the actual registration.

What are PCAT Registration Deadlines?

The PCAT test can be taken at selected Pearson centers in the U.S on selected testing date ranges, which are usually referred to as 'testing windows'. Each testing window is associated with 3 key registration deadlines; namely, early registration deadline, late registration deadline and cancellation deadline.

The early registration deadline is one of the most important deadlines. It is usually associated with normal registrations and does not include any additional fees, other than the basic registration fee. The key advantage of registering before the early deadline date is that you will most probably receive your preferred test location, date and time.

The late registration deadline is the last date before which you are allowed to register for the test in a particular testing window. If you register for the test after the early registration deadline and before the late registration deadline, you will have to pay late fees. Moreover, in this case, there is no guarantee that you will receive your preferred test location, date or time. Even those applicants with disabilities or special concerns must submit all the required documentation and their request for special testing arrangements before the late registration deadline, to allow the Pearson administration enough time to process them.

The cancellation deadline is the last date prior to your actual test date before which you could cancel your test appointment and receive a 50% refund of the registration fees. However, if you cancel the test after the cancellation deadline or fail to show up for the test without canceling your appointment, then you will not receive any refund.

PCAT Registration Checklist:

Now that we understand what are the registration deadlines of PCAT, let's go over this comprehensive registration checklist that you could follow, while you register for the test:

  1. Check if you have a list of the colleges or universities to which you are planning to send in your test score transcripts. You must make sure that you have the right names so you could select them appropriately in the web registration page.

  2. Check to see if you have the admissions deadlines of those colleges or universities.

  3. Check to see if there is a convenient testing window on the website, which would allow you to send in the score transcripts to your selected colleges before their admission deadlines.

  4. If you have any requests for special testing arrangements due to a disability or impairment, check to see if you have collected all the documentation required to support this request.

  5. While you are registering for the test, you may only pay your fees via a credit card. So, make sure you have a credit card handy with a sufficient credit limit, along with its billing address.

  6. Check to see which ID proof you will be carrying to the test center on the actual testing day. This is important because you must enter your first name and last name exactly as per your ID card, while registering for the test.

  7. Check to make sure you have reviewed all the registration deadlines, rules and requirements at the official website. You may download the registration guidelines from - www.pcatweb.info/downloads/Register_and_Schedule/RegisteringfortheTest.pdf.

  8. You may register for the test at www.pcatweb.info. After you register for the test, check to see if all your personal information is correct on your registration confirmation email.

  9. Finally, after you have followed the instructions in the registration confirmation email to schedule your test appointment, check the schedule confirmation email to make sure that all the details regarding the appointment are correct.

We hope this article has given you a good checklist to follow during the actual registration process and thrown light on the significance of the registration deadlines.