Testing requirements for many college applications have changed. Be sure to check with the admissions office of any colleges you plan to apply to so that you have the latest information on testing criteria.
The SAT is a test used by many colleges and universities to assess a potential student’s academic strengths and readiness for college. The SAT serves a similar purpose as the ACT. Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT are used in the admissions process, along with other components such as high school transcript, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities.
The intent of the SAT is to measure a student’s capabilities in two core areas:
- Critical reading & writing
SAT test scores range from 200 to 800 for each section, for a total potential score of 1600. Each year there are usually seven SAT test dates from which to choose.