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  •  About the SAT - Test day is here, and you’ve got everything you need: photo ID, pencils, calculator, snack—and the confidence that comes from knowing what to expect.
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  • Taking the SAT- Find out what to expect on test day, know what to bring—and what to leave at home—and learn the rules.
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  • Free Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy – For the first time ever, the creators of the SAT have given Khan Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for anyone, anywhere. These tools are free and available now for every student to take ownership of their learning and their future.
  • SAT Subject Tests - SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. 

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PSAT/NMSQT

  • PSAT/NMSQT - Find out when you can take the PSAT/NMSQT and how to prepare for test day.
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  • About PSAT/NMSQT Scores - Take the mystery out of scores — find out what they mean, how they can help you stay on track for college, and how to use them to personalize your SAT practice.
  • PSAT/NMSQT Scholarship Partners - When you take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 and say "yes" to College Board’s free Student Search Service®, you can help scholarship providers find you. We'll also connect you to our scholarship partners, who offer over $235 million annually in scholarships to qualified low-income and minority students.

Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for millions of students around the globe. 

Technical College of the Low Country/Building a Better Beaufort

What is the B3 Scholarship? The Building a Better Beaufort Scholarship ensures that any Beaufort County School District graduate who meets certain academic eligibility criteria will be guaranteed at least two free years of college tuition at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  The B3 Scholarship encourages students who work hard in high school be secure in the knowledge that a lack of family financial resources will not keep them from attending college.  From an economic development perspective, the county will be able to attract businesses by developing a better-educated workforce.

What is the value of the scholarship? The B3 Scholarship can be used to enroll in a one-year occupational, two-year technical or college transfer program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  The scholarship will cover the remaining tuition costs of attending TCL after all other available scholarship, lottery and financial aid funds have been secured for each student.  The initial award must be used during the fall or spring semester following high school graduation.

How do students apply? For application information, visit the Technical College of the Lowcountry. The B3 Scholarship is designed to fill in any financial gaps not filled by other scholarship funds.  Before applying for a B3 Scholarship, eligible students must first apply for state-sponsored scholarship opportunities such as LIFE, HOPE, the SC Need-Based Grant Program, or the Lottery Tuition Assistance Program.

What are the scholarship’s academic eligibility criteria?

  • Applicants must graduate from a Beaufort County School District High School.
  • The student must apply for full-time enrollment in a one-year certificate, two-year technical degree or college transfer program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
  • Students who enroll in a transfer program must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Students who enroll in a one-year certificate or two-year technical program must have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  • The student must successfully meet TCL’s entry requirements, including South Carolina residency, U.S. citizenship and placement scores for college courses.
  • The student must maintain a full-time course load of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA for transfer programs and a 2.75 GPA for certificate or technical programs.
  • The B3 Scholarship will not cover bridge or remediation-type courses.
  • Funding is available for two years from the date of high school graduation (summer semesters are included if part of a specific program).
  • The student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Student Code: 009910.

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