• News Release: Free SAT Exam for High School Seniors

    News Release: Free SAT Exam for High School Seniors

    September 6, 2012
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001
    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 207 schools and centers, more than 134,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, dual enrollment, and language immersion.