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College & Military Readiness Testing

ACT College Admissions Exam

The ACT is an entrance exam used by colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.


Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college.


Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. It is often offered to American high school students when they are in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade, though anyone eligible for enlistment may take it.


Students need to register for the test in the campus Go Center or College & Career Center. There is no cost for Bryan ISD students to take the test. 


  • Dates for 2018-2019:
    • September 18 @ BHS
    • November 8, 2018 @ RHS 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses. For students, success on the IB exams often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities. In order to take an IB exam, students must be enrolled in the course and complete course requirements. 


Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. PSAT is designed to help student practice and prepare for the SAT.  During a student’s 11th grade year, the scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.


PSAT is given nationwide on October 10, 2018.  This year all Bryan ISD ninth grade students will take PSAT 8/9 and all tenth and eleventh grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to families.  Students will automatically be registered by their campus.


  • 8th grade students interested in taking the PSAT need to register by clicking here.
  • Learn more about PSAT/NMSQT by clicking here.


SAT College Admissions Exam

The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges, and the College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education. If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch Program you are eligible for a registration fee waiver.  See your counselor for more information about waivers.


  • Learn More about the SAT Exam by clicking here.
  • View the SAT Calendar by clicking here.
  • Register for the SAT Exam by clicking here.
  • Register for the School Day SAT given on March 27, 2019 in Bryan ISD by clicking here. This day is for juniors enrolled in Bryan ISD only. 

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

The Texas Success Initiative was enacted by Texas legislators for all public state institutions of higher education to follow. The TSI Assessment (TSIA), which may be required of all first-time entering students, will determine students’ readiness for college-level coursework in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who do not meet the minimum passing standards will be required to follow a developmental education program designed to help them achieve college-level readiness. Results from this assessment will be used for course placement only and not as a condition of admission to the college.


TSIA is offered for free by Bryan ISD for enrolled Bryan ISD students only.  Students can test at their high school campus. Dates will be different for Bryan Collegiate HS. Prior to testing students must complete the Pre Assessment.

  • Dates for 2018 - 2019:
    • October 10
    • During Fall Finals
    • March 27
    • TBD – There will be a Saturday session in the Spring
    • During Spring Finals