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SAT testing: March 17th, 2020 UPDATE

In response to the current global situation, College Board is cancelling the May 2, 2020, SAT® administration.

College Board “confirms that they will provide refunds to all students who are registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who won't receive March scores because of an irregularity”.

Additionally, the June 6, 2020, administration of the SAT Subject Tests™ has as of yet, not been cancelled. Whilst the situation is being continually assessed, we will communicate with you any changes around the June testing and future SAT testing possibilities.

College Counsellor

SAT Admissions Test

SAT Testing Dates 2019 - 2020

  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020


SAT® Test and SAT Subject Test

SAT Tests: 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 and essay.

SAT Subject Test

Many Colleges and Universities require or recommend one or more SAT Subject Tests for admission or placement. They help Colleges and Universities compare the academic achievement of students from different schools where course preparation and acedemic backgrounds may vary widely.

SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple-choice tests that measure how much you know about a particular academic subject and how well you can apply that knowledge. Subject Tests fall into five subject areas: English, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Languages.

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 Rose-Ann Trapani at visgo@verdala.org.