What is the SAT?
The Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) is an exam exam that measures the critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. The exam is separated into three subjects: reading, writing and math. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all college and university admission decisions will be based off your SAT scores. While your score is important, admissions decisions will also take into account other things, like your high school grades or extracurricular activities. The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes. To find specific test dates, see http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.
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Updated: February 2014