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PSAT | SAT | ACT

PSAT/ NMSQT
Duration 2 hours 45 minutes
Sections Math, Evidence-Based Reading, and Writing
Cost Fee is covered by the school
Max Score 1520
 
The PSAT, Preliminary SAT, helps prepare students for the SAT and ACT.   All sophomores and juniors are automatically registered for the test that takes place in October.  This exam does not count towards your college applications but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship.  
 
What to Bring What Not to Bring
- Two # pencils
- Social Security Number (Optional)
- Any device, including smart watches, that can be     used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio,     photographs, text, or video content
  - Protractors, compasses, or rulers
  - Highlighters, colored pens or pencils
  - Dictionary or other books
  - Food and drinks
   
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SAT
Duration 3 hours 50 minutes
Sections Math, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Essay (Optional)
Cost $46; $60 with Essay*
Max Score 800 each section (Essay reported separately)
*Students who are eligible can receive a fee waiver.  Check with Ms. Valverde on requirements
 
The SAT is used as an entrance exam by most colleges and universities.  This test is used as one factor in the admission decision process.  To register for the SAT, visit www.collegeboard.org.  
 
2018- 2019
Test Date Deadline to Register
March 9 Feb 8
May 4 April 5
June 1 May 3
Aug 24 July 26
Oct 5 Sept. 6
Nov 2 Oct. 3
Dec 7 Nov. 8
March 14, 2020 Feb. 14
May 2, 2020  
June 6, 2020  
*The Aug - June 6 dates are proposed 2019 - 2020 test dates. 
 
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ACT
Duration 3 hours; 3 hours 40 minutes with Essay
Sections Eng., Math, Reading, Writing (Optional)
Cost $46; $62.50 with Writing
Max Score 36
*Students who are eligible can receive a fee waiver.  Check with Ms. Valverde on requirements. 
 
Similar to the SAT, the ACT is used as an entrance exam by most colleges and universities.  To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org. 
 
2018-2019
Test Date Deadline to Register
July 13 June 14
Sept 14 Aug 16
Oct. 26 Sept. 20
Dec. 14 Nov. 8  
Feb. 8 Jan. 10
April 4 Feb. 28
June 13 May 8
July 18 June 19
*Fall 2019 dates will be published this summer on the ACT website. 
 
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*Mock ACT Exam
  • WHAT:  The More Than A Teacher test prep company will proctor and review a practice ACT
  • WHEN:  TBA
  • WHERE:  Bowie Cafeteria
  • WHO:  Juniors and highly motivated Sophomores
  • WHY:  Take an alternate college entrance exam and compare results to official PSAT results. This is a also a good chance for students signed up for the official ACT to practice taking the exam. It’s free!
  • REGISTER (seats are limited): https://www.morethanateacher.com/practice-test/bowie-act-1-27-2019/