The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It is owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, not-for-profit corporation in the United States. The test is intended to assess students' readiness for college. Your SAT score is a key component of your college applications. Many colleges require SAT scores as a part of the admissions process.
The goal is to provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. That said, it is just one factor in the admissions decision. Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and personal essays. The weight placed on SAT scores in admissions varies from school to school.
The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in October, December, March, and May. View all upcoming SAT test dates.
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