College Readiness

Class of 2020 Senior Presentation

Information for seniors on applying to college, transferring college credit in the high school, financial aid and scholarships. 

Class of 2021 Junior Presentation

Helpful information for all juniors, especially those planning to apply to a 4-year college after high school.

Information For Everyone

Use the link above to access general information for all Bothell students


Naviance is a web-based system our district uses for college and career readiness, college applications, and the High School and Beyond plan. All students who are actively enrolled already have an account. Parents do not have accounts, but can ask their students to share what they are doing in Naviance. Here is the process for logging in:



In addition to a students GPA, course selections and involvement in extracurricular activities, 4-year colleges and universities take a solid look at how students do on either the SAT or ACT when making admission decisions.

Bothell's CEEB Code is 480100. You will need this number when registering for the SAT or ACT.


The PSAT Exam will be administered on October 16, 2019

Bothell High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to all BHS sophomores during the October 16 PSAT exam window (7:30 - 11:00 a.m.). Juniors are encouraged but not required to take the test. Interested freshmen are also able to test if they would like to.

Who will be taking this test?

All BHS sophomores are expected to participate and take the PSAT exam and were already registered. The testing fee is $13 and there is financial assistance available for those who qualify. Sophomores, if you haven’t already, please pay the cashier at the BHS Cashier’s office or pay via your Touchbase account. If you need a username/password for Touchbase, please contact Jennee Balyeat, the BHS Cashier ( Freshmen and juniors are also invited to take the PSAT if they would like to, but are not required to do so. Freshmen and juniors must register and pay on if they would like to take the PSAT. See the link below.


Interested Freshmen and Juniors must register and pay by September 23, 2019. All sophomores are already registered to take the test.

How freshmen and juniors Register and Pay:

Registration and Payments ($13) are done through for Freshmen and Juniors.


Register for the SAT

SAT exams are administered 7 times per year at locations outside of the Northshore School District.  Students will need to establish a College Board account before they can register for these tests.  It is important that the student registers with their own account, not a parent's account.  Creating an account takes about 30 minutes.  This is the same account that you will use if you are registering for an AP test.

With a College Board account, you can register for the SAT, and print your SAT Admission Ticket.  You can also access your SAT scores online, and send them to colleges.  Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more.

As these tests fill up quickly, we recommend that if you want to test at a convenient location that you sign up for the SAT early.  Otherwise you might end up taking the test at a location further away.

Further information on the SAT can be found at


ACT exams are administered at different locations and are administered by  

Students will need an ACT account in order to register for these tests.

Further information about the ACT exam, including requirements, locations and how to register for the ACT, can be found at