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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.  
 
To view an updated list of testing site closures: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/test-center-closings
 
2020 - 2021
Test Date Register By Bowie Test Site Status
Sept. 26 Registration Closed Closed
Oct. 3 Sept. 4 Closed
Nov. 7 Oct. 7 TBD
Dec. 5 Nov. 5 TBD
March 13, 2021 Feb. 12 TBD
May 8, 2021 April 8 TBD
June 5, 2021 May 6 TBD
 
 
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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. 
 
2020-2021
Test Date Deadline to Register
Sept. 12  Aug. 31
Sept. 13 Aug. 31
Sept. 19 Aug. 31
Oct. 10 Sept. 17
Oct. 17 Sept. 17
Oct. 24 Sept. 17
Oct. 25 Sept. 17
Dec. 12 Nov. 6
Feb. 6, 2021 Jan. 8, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021
 
 
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