Re-taking AT-SAT

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Sorry guys might be a repetitive thread...I will have to retake my AT-SAT since I took it over 3 years ago. I did not get picked up in March so that time is coming for me to re-take the test. Will the FAA contact me to to re-take the AT-SAT?
 

wilme861

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When did you graduate from your CTI school? The time limit for CTI guys actually starts at that point.
 

SCOPED

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Contact them. Don't wait for them, you've been doing that long enough.

Totally agree to contact them. You long wait may be due to waiting for the FAA to drag there feet to get you picked up. Take the AT-SAT again get a WQ and network your A$$ off 3 years is far too long.

FYI for all who are reading this you can get an extension on your AT-SAT score but it must be done before your previous score lapses. Call ACD and get it done if you think your close.
 

923

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I just checked I was a little mistaken. I took it a little over two years ago (I guess it just seemed like 3 years ago). I think my problem may be the CA and AZ preferences but at this point I will go anywhere. All this information is great and I have started to really take the "networking" thing seriously. One more question, I'm about to finish up my Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management thru Southern Illinois University...will this help my resume for possible employment?
 

mikefsfr

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I just checked I was a little mistaken. I took it a little over two years ago (I guess it just seemed like 3 years ago). I think my problem may be the CA and AZ preferences but at this point I will go anywhere. All this information is great and I have started to really take the "networking" thing seriously. One more question, I'm about to finish up my Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management thru Southern Illinois University...will this help my resume for possible employment?
Yea and no. It might make you more attractive to a manager or a person in power you chose to network with. Other than that, not in the least bit.
 

923

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Thanks for the info guys...If you know any folks that are good to network with send me a message, I would love to talk to them. Degree is done so its time to get down to business.
 

jd12

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I just checked I was a little mistaken. I took it a little over two years ago (I guess it just seemed like 3 years ago). I think my problem may be the CA and AZ preferences but at this point I will go anywhere. All this information is great and I have started to really take the "networking" thing seriously. One more question, I'm about to finish up my Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management thru Southern Illinois University...will this help my resume for possible employment?
I have the same degree, got it from Middle Georgia College. I don't really think it has helped me in the ATC field so far. I've had a TOL since early November 2010 and i'm pretty certain I won't be going to okc in fy 11. However, the degree did help me get a pretty decent job not related to ATC at a regional airport where I live.
 

alzy

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You actually wouldn't have to retake the ATSAT either. You can apply for a 1 year extension and keep doing that.
 

923

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Right on...I probably would have been looking for a job at an airport except I didn't want to get myself into a good job and then leave abruptly to pursue ATC. Alzy, Im gonna file for an extension since I have a WQ score already...Thanks again
 

The Fold

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I was speaking to Aviation Careers, they said they do look at your degrees, and that the FAA looks very highly on people who have degrees when they request reassignments, promotions, etc... But I'm not sure how reliable my source was.
 

deltabravo89

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I have heard that people in a CTI program can re-take the ATSAT up to twice before they graduate. i.e. take it in the fall, and if you don't pass or want to try for better, take it again in the spring before graduation. Has anyone else been hearing this?
This is definitely false. Whoever told you that has horrible info, maybe they are talking about some cti school tests? But most definitely not the atsat my friend! Can't retake it for 3 years.
 

RomeoNovember

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I have heard that people in a CTI program can re-take the ATSAT up to twice before they graduate. i.e. take it in the fall, and if you don't pass or want to try for better, take it again in the spring before graduation. Has anyone else been hearing this?
If you get >70 than you are stuck with your score for 3 years, 4 years if you apply for a one year extension. If you get <70 than you can take the AT-SAT one more time under CTI, one year later. The only way to improve your score is to hope for another OTS and apply. Good Luck!

Your CTI app is only good for 3 years (4 years with extension). If you don't get picked up in this time frame you are SOL under CTI. Your only hope after 4 years is OTS.
 

hotvedt

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A guy in my CTI class and myself both tried to extend our scores about a year ago. They turned us both down, and he had a 100. We both took the At-sat under OTS before going into CTI.