SAT

 General Information

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home

There are three SAT sections: Math, Critical Reading and Writing. The Writing section requires test takers to complete an essay that is factored into the final score. Start to finish, the test will take you three hours and 45 minutes.  Each section is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, making the “perfect” score 2400.

The SAT is NOT given to students at CCA

Testing Dates  2015-2016

 
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available
(Find Dates)
Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline…
 by mail by phone
or online
March 5,   2016 SAT (Subject Tests not offered on this date) Feb. 5, 2016 Feb. 19, 2016 Feb. 23, 2016
  May 7,       2016 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 8, 2016 April 22, 2016 April 26, 2016
June 4,      2016 See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 5, 2016 May 20, 2016 May 25, 2016

The SAT test provides a different format so students that did not score as high on the ACT as they expected will sometimes take the SAT to see if they score better.  Some universities will accept an SAT and use their ACT conversion-scale as the admission criteria.

Price

SAT   $43

SAT with Essay   $54.50

 Registration

To register, visit:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/online-registration-help

 How to Prepare

PSAT (practice test for the SAT) is an optional test given to students in mid-October for approximately $15 at CCA.  This test serves as a “practice” SAT test.

For practice tests and an app for test prep questions, visit:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

 What is the difference between the ACT and SAT test formats?

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act

At CCA, only a few students each year take the SAT.  It provides a different format so students that believe they did not score as high on the ACT as they expected will sometimes take the SAT to see if they score better.  Most universities accept the ACT; however, some schools outside of Tennessee may request SAT scores.