The SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted and required for admission to a bachelor degree program in a US university or college. The test is required for admission to undergraduate programs of most US universities. Many universities also require you to take SAT-II tests.

The SAT is a test that measures verbal, mathematical reasoning and writing skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful in college.Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.

The SAT is required if you are planning to attend a4-Year University directly after high school. It is important to note that some college from out of state will require the ACT instead of the SAT (you may find this information from the school’s website).

The SAT is NOT required if you are planning on attending a community college directly after high school.

What is the test content?

  • Math: up to 9th grade basic geometry and algebra II
  • Science: none
  • Reading: sentence completions, short and long critical reading passages, reading comprehension
  • Writing: an essay, and questions testing grammar, usage, and word choice

How is the SAT Scored?

The SAT has a score range of 200 – 800 points per section, added together for a combined score. A 2400 is the highest possible combined score.

When is the best time to register?

At least 6 weeks before the test date. You may register by paper available in the Career Center or you may register online.