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SAT Testing Dates 2024

  • March 9th

  • May 4th

  • June 1st

Test dates may change. Check sat.org for updates.

SAT® Test 

SAT Test: What You Need To Know

Colleges and Universities in the United States require applicants to submit scores from a standardized admission test. The SAT is a widely used College admission test in the USA.

The SAT is a mostly multiple-choice test that assesses students’ critical and problem-solving abilities based on the knowledge they have developed throughout their school experience.

SAT scores help Colleges and Universities make informed admissions decisions by providing one indicator of a student's academic readiness to do University-level work. Basically, test scores help Colleges and Universities estimate how well you are likely to do when you reach University level.

SAT® Test

The SAT Reasoning Test measures your critical thinking skills by assessing how well you analyse and solve problems. The total testing time is three hours and 45 minutes.

The SAT Reasoning Test includes three sections:

1. Critical Reading: Multiple-choice questions.

2. Mathematical Reasoning: Multiple-choice questions and student-produced responses.

3. Writing: Multiple-choice questions.

To Score Your Best You Need To Prepare

It is recommended that you should begin practicing for the tests at least three months prior to taking the actual tests. Become familiar with the format and types of questions on the test, and read up on basic test-taking skills. Sample SAT questions and full-length practice test are available at www.collegeboard.com/satprep.

The best way to register for the SAT is online at www.collegeboard.com.

When Do You Take Your Tests?

These tests should be taken well in advance of your University application deadlines, as your application will not be considered complete without SAT scores.

Should you require more information you may contact the College Counsellor, Ms Colleen Currie at curriec@verdala.org.