Advantage Testing SAT Q&A

Why should I take the SAT?

The SAT is designed to evaluate a student’s college readiness by determining how well the student has mastered the core concepts of a high school curriculum. The SAT is an important component of applying to most U.S.-based colleges and universities. Some colleges now have Test Optional or Test Blind admissions policies, meaning they do not require SAT or ACT scores to apply. Admissions testing policies are frequently updated, so be sure to verify specific testing requirements on a school’s official website, and make sure the information you’re looking at is current. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for online, you can always call or email the school’s admissions office.

You can take the ACT instead of the SAT, as schools have no preference between these tests. Many students also submit AP Exam scores with their applications. While generally not required, AP Exams can show achievement over a range of academic subject areas in Math, Science, Languages, and the Humanities.

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