The College Board - The SAT

  • The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. 

     The purpose of the SAT 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. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.

     Overall, the higher you score on the SAT and/or ACT, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you. 

  • SAT School Day - Date TBD!


    SAT School Day lets schools offer the SAT to juniors and seniors in school, on a weekday, expanding access to a globally recognized college admission test that's accepted at all U.S. colleges. Almost three million students in roughly 3,000 districts and 8,000 schools have participated in SAT School Day.

    The SAT is the most widely used college admission test in the country. SAT scores demonstrate students are prepared for college with the necessary skills and knowledge. By breaking down barriers to access, SAT School Day can have a profound impact on a community—opening doors to college, scholarships, and financial aid for every student.

  • Benefits of SAT School Day for Students

    • Convenience - Students don't have to worry about locating or getting to the testing site. School day testing won't disrupt weekend plans, jobs, or family time.

    • Comfort - Students test in familiar surroundings with people they know.

    • Confidence - Nothing builds confidence like practice and the SAT is the only admission test that offers free, personalized practice plans for all students. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy provides every student with a practice plan built just for them, along with integrated coaching tools for teachers to view progress and support their students.

    • Hassle-free - All Juniors are automatically registered for the exam. No action is required of families in advance.

    • No Cost - The school-day test, normally $50, is FREE for all juniors.

    • Score Reporting - Students may send score reports to as many as four colleges or scholarship programs.



    Accommodations Requests

    In order to receive testing accommodations (Special Education or 504), a request must be submitted to and approved by the College Board. Please see the testing coordinator or your counselor for details. 


    National SAT Test Dates - Saturday Administrations


    Visit the College Board to register.

    See your the College Readiness Coordinator for  SAT fee waiver information.



    2022-2023 SAT Dates & Deadlines

    NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Visit the College Board for the most current version of the 2022-2023 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines



    When should I take the SAT?

    Most high school students take the SAT, the ACT, or both during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. It's important to leave time to re-take the test if you need to raise your score before you apply to college. The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June.