About the SAT Exam
The SAT is the oldest and probably the best known college admissions tests. Most schools accept SAT scores for admissions and also use them to award scholarships. The SAT Test serves a similar purpose as the ACT Test.
Students typically take the test in the spring of their junior year and/or the fall their senior year. There are seven SAT Test Dates for the U.S.
The SAT measures a student's capabilities in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics. SAT Test Scores range from 200 to 800 for each of the sections, for a total potential score of 2400. The SAT also includes an optional essay.