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College Board's PSAT & SAT

What is the SAT?
 
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Students are advised to take the SAT during their junior year of high school and are allowed to take the exam multiple times to improve their scores. Click HERE for additional information about the SAT. 
 
There are two avenues for Bowie students to take the SAT:
 
1. Austin ISD pays for every junior to take the SAT on a designated school day (typically in April). Juniors will be automatically registered for this test and don't need to take any further action to get signed up.
 
2. Students may also register to take one of many Saturday test administrations offered throughout the year (click HERE to register). The cost of the exam is $52 without the essay portion and $68 with the essay portion. While Bowie does serve as a testing location for some of these Saturday tests, registration is managed directly by the student and their family and not by the Bowie staff. 
 
What is the PSAT?
 
The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is a standardized test that allows students to prepare for the SAT. Students can use the results of the PSAT to identify specific gaps in their academic skills or knowledge. Scores from the student's junior year PSAT are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award scholarships. 
 
Austin ISD pays for every student in grades 9, 10, and 11 to take the PSAT on a designated school day in October. Students in grades 10 and 11 take the PSAT/NMSQT while students in grade 9 take the PSAT 8/9
 
How to Retrieve Your PSAT or SAT Score
 
When students take the PSAT or the SAT, they will be asked to provide a personal email address. They will subsequently receive an email from College Board with instructions and a code to retrieve their score. However, students who mistakenly provided their AISD email address rather than a personal email address will NOT receive this email and will need to call College at 866-315-6068 to reset their account. For more information about how to retrieve PSAT or SAT scores, click HERE