QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When is the SAT * given?
The test is given year-round during normal school hours.
How important is the SAT and how is it used?
It is crucial! Although colleges may consider other factors, the majority of admission decisions are based on only two criteria: your SAT score and your GPA.
How many times should I take the SAT?
Most people are better off preparing thoroughly for the SAT, taking it one time and getting their top score. You can take the test as often as you like, but some schools will average your scores. You should call the schools to which you are applying to find out their policy. Then plan your stategy accordingly.
Can I cancel my score?
Yes. When you finish the test, the computer will offer the option of canceling the test or accepting it. If you cancel the test, neither you nor any school will see your score. If you accept the test, the computer will display your score and it will be available to all schools.
Where can I get the registration forms?
Most high schools have the forms. You can also get them directly from ETS by writing to:
Scholastic Assessment Test
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541
Or calling: (609) 771-7600
Or through the Internet:
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