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Office of Communications
Last modified: 9/6/2012 4:04:20 PM
News Release

Free SAT Exam for High School Seniors
September 6, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
SAT Oct 17
UPPER MARLBORO, MD -- For the first time, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) 12th graders can take the SAT for free during the regular school day on Oct. 17.

The SAT School Day will provide students with convenient access to test in a familiar setting. By providing the test during the school day, more students will have access to the college entrance exam. Students will also have free access to The Official SAT Online Course, The Official SAT Question of the Day and Skills Insight, resources to aid in preparation and skills assessment.

Online registration is open through Oct. 3. To register, students will need an email account, free College Board online account, State ID number and SAT student voucher, which will be available from the high school counselors. Click here to register.

Participants will be provided with four free score reports that can be sent to colleges and scholarship services. Students may also research colleges and universities on bigfuture.org, the College Board’s website that provides free resources for preparing, locating and paying for college.

About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students,
educators and schools. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.

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About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, over 125,000 students and nearly 18,000 employees. With an annual budget of $1.795 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities. PGCPS is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and initiatives, including the expansion of Advanced Placement courses and partnerships with businesses and institutions of higher learning.