The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board.
The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA. A Grade point average (GPA) is a number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned in courses over time. The classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.
The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June.
There are two sections in SAT
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
The SAT also includes an optional Essay section. SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Some colleges may require that you complete the SAT Essay. You can confirm each college’s admissions policies on the school website.
The SAT is 3 hours long. If you choose to take the SAT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800-point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. The highest possible SAT score is 1600. If you take the Essay, you will receive a separate score.
You may also be required to do tests in Physics, Biology or Chemistry depending on your course requirement.
Overall, the higher you score on the SAT the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.
At Blue Ribbon Academy we guide you on how to handle time pressure, question approach and how to handle challenging what types of questions you find most challenging.
SAT TEST TIME TABLE 2018-19
SAT TEST DATE Fee REGISTRATION DATE SCORES BACK DATE SUGGESTED PREP DATES
Saturday, November 3, 2018
85 dollars October 5, 2018 November 16, 2018 September → October
Saturday, December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 December 14, 2018 October → November
Saturday, March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 March 22, 2019 Jan → Feb, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 May 17, 2019 March → Apr, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 July 10, 2019 May → July, 2019