The SAT® is the nation’s most widely used college admission test. More than two million students take the SAT every year in over 170 countries. It’s what most colleges use to get to know you better, helping them understand how you think, solve problems and communicate.
Why Take the SAT
The SAT is an important step on the path to college. It’s accepted by colleges and universities throughout the country, and some even use it to place you out of certain classes.
It Helps You with College Planning
The SAT connects you to free 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 fit.
It Connects You to Scholarships & Financial Support.
There are many ways the SAT can help you and scholarship organizations find each other. Many colleges also use your scores for merit awards.
It Gives You an Equal Chance.
The SAT was created to help promote equality 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.
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