The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.
In addition to the SAT, some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
The SAT is offered several times a year. Most students who take the SAT do so during the spring of their junior year and sometimes take the exam a second time during the fall of their senior year. The SAT is offered at various high schools throughout the local area on designated national test dates. To register visit http://sat.collegeboard.com/register
Students with either a 504 Plan or an IEP should talk to their counselor before registering themselves online, as they may qualify to take the SAT with accommodations through College Board's SSD program.