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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 Late Registration Online Score Release
June 2 May 3 May 23 June 21
Aug 25 July 27 Aug 10 Sept 23
Oct 6 Sept 7 Sept 21 Oct 25
Nov 3 Oct 5 Oct 19 Nov 22
Dec 1 Nov 2 Nov 16 Dec 20
March 9 Feb 8 Feb 22 March 28
May 4 April 5 April 19 May 23
June 1 May 3 May 17 June 20
*These dates are proposed 2018 - 2019 test dates (Aug 25 - June 1). 
 
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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 Late Registration Est. Score Release
April 14 March 9 March 10 - 23 April 24
June 9 May 4 May 5-18 June 19
July 14 June 15 June 16-22 July 21
Sept 8 Aug 3 Aug 4-17 Sept 18
Oct 27 Sept 21 Sept 22- Oct 10 Nov 13
Dec 8 Nov 2 Nov 3-25 Dec 18
Feb 9 Jan 11 Jan 12-18 Feb 20
*These dates are proposed 2018 - 2019 test dates (Aug 25 - June 1). 
 
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*Winter Mock ACT Exam
  • WHAT:  The More Than A Teacher test prep company will proctor and review a practice ACT
  • WHEN:  3:00pm-6:30pm on Sunday, January 27th
  • 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/