The next SAT test is near, but the registration deadline is every closer. If you want to take the October 1st SAT, the last day to register is September 1st – a little more than a week away.
It is important for all students to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), especially if you’re planning to go to college after high school. The standardized test helps university admissions officers gauge your college readiness by comparing them with your school grades to understand your strengths and weaknesses.
But the SAT is a hard – and LONG – test that requires several weeks of preparation. To better equip themselves for the challenge, many 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT. The Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is something College Board (the organization which distributes and scores tests like the SAT and AP programs.) offers every fall so students can get a feel of what the actual SAT will be like. This year, the PSAT will be help on Wednesday, October 19th.
For other students, the PSAT is too far away. Seniors, in particular, who might not want to settle for the score they got during the March SAT last spring, have no time to wait for the PSAT. October is there last chance to get a higher grade on the SAT before they had to send transcripts to potential colleges.
October 1st SAT registration deadline: September 1st. Scores will be released online on October 27th.
October 22nd ACT registration deadline: September 16th. Scores will be released on on November 8th.
For more information about the PSAT, SATs, and ACTs, ask your teachers or refer to the bulletin, announced every morning by TW’s own, Thomas Morgan.
– Chloe Cushing, Senior