Written By: Erin

Many universities require one of two admission tests to be accepted: the SAT or the ACT. They are both designed to test students’ academic readiness for college.

The SAT is the most widely used college admission test. The SAT tests what you already know. It tests the reading, writing and mathematics skills that students should have learned in school and that are critical to be successful in college. The SAT aims to be fair to everyone who takes it so that everyone can have the best chance of succeeding. The SAT can also provide opportunities for scholarships, placement in college courses, and more information about one’s academic strengths.

Additionally, students may choose to take an SAT Subject Test, which are hour-long, content-based tests on specific subjects. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science. These tests show universities your strengths and sometimes help in your placement into college courses.

More information for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests can be found at:


The next SAT test date is Saturday June 7 and the deadline to register is Friday May 9 by midnight. The cost of the test is $51 and you will need about 20-30 minutes to create your account and register for the test.

Register at:     https://sat.collegeboard.org/register

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