What is the SAT
The SAT is a tool designed to assess your academic readiness for college. This exam provides a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The test assesses your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions.
Who takes it and why?
The SAT is taken by individuals who are seeking undergraduate college admission. It’s taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. Typically students take the SAT during their junior or senior year off high school. Here are a few of the main reasons why students choose to take the SAT:
- It tests what you already know- The SAT test reading, writing, and math.
- It's more than just a test- Taking the SAT provides you with many opportunities including scholarships, testing out of college courses, and lealrning your strengths.
- It helps you select the right college for you- SAT scores are among the factors considered in college admission. Many schools’ websites share the range of SAT scores reported by their admitted students.
Prepare for the SAT
The SAT website has many helpful tools you can utilize while preparing to take the test, including question of the day, free practice questions, and a free full practice test.