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Get Ready for SAT

If you used a paper form to register for the SAT®, you can use this book to get familiar with the SAT. Remember, if you have access to the Internet you can find everything in this booklet and more at sat.collegeboard.org.

Why Should I Take the SAT?

The SAT is more than just a test that measures what you learned in high school — it is an essential passport for your college admission journey. The SAT is what colleges want to showcase your skills and potential. We are here to help guide you throughout the college-going process so that you can find the right college fit and best path forward to future opportunities.

It’s More Than Just a test

The SAT can also help connect you to our college planning resources, where you can learn more about the application process, access financial aid tools, explore majors and more — all to help you find the right college.

It’s one path to financial support and scholarships.

The SAT can help connect you to scholarship organizations. In addition to admission, many colleges also use it for merit awards.

It’s Fair to Everyone
The SAT was first created to help level the playing field in college admission. It still does so today. The SAT is the most rigorously researched and designed test in the world, which ensures that students from all backgrounds have an equal chance to succeed.