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SAT & SAT SUBJECT TESTS

The SAT test is the most popular standardized test taken by Astoria High School students for 4-year college or university admission.  

Astoria High School Students have access to Free online prep courses for PSAT, SAT, & ACT.  Click here for more info.


Astoria High School offers the SAT & SAT Subject Tests on the following days:
October 1st, 2016 (regular registration deadline: Sept 1st, late registration: Sept 20th)
November 5th, 2016 (regular registration deadline: Oct 7th, late registration: Oct 25th)
December 3rd, 2016 (regular registration deadline: Nov 3rd, late registration: Nov 22nd)
May 6th, 2017 (regular registration deadline: Apr 7th, late registration: Apr 25th)
see sat.collegeboard.com for additional testing dates

COST:
$43 without writing or $54.50 with writing.  
Some colleges require a writing scores, several do not.  The writing score can be used to meet Essential Skill requirements for graduation, so it is recommended for students who have not met the Writing Essential Skill.  Students can see a counselor to help determine whether or not they should sign up for the writing test.

SAT Test:
Read about the newly redesigned SAT test here.  The SAT is considered an objective measurement of students' college readiness and can be used to determine scholarship eligibility.   Almost all four-year colleges and universities require a standardized test score (either SAT or ACT) for admission.  The SAT test costs $45 or $57 with essay. To register, visit sat.collegeboard.org
Redesigned SAT:  Beginning March 2016, SAT test takers will take the redesigned test.  Click here for more information.

Not sure if you should sign up for the Essay?  Click here for more information and then consult with a counselor.

SAT Subject Tests:
Some colleges and universities require scores on SAT Subject Test(s) for admission to demonstrate skills and knowledge in particular subject areas.  Subject tests are available to take in the areas of:  Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, US History, and World History.  Additionally, subject tests are offered in the areas of French, Spanish, German, Modern Hebrew, Latin, and Italian -- available dates are varied for these tests.  *Listening tests are offered in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish but ONLY on the November SAT test*  
Students can register for up to three subject tests at a time.  The base fee for one test is $26 and each additional test costs $20, listening tests are $26.  Register at sat.collegeboard.org

Fee Waivers:
Fee waivers are available for students who are burdened by the SAT or SAT Subject test fees.  Please see a counselor to obtain a fee waiver.  In order to qualify, a student must be on or qualify free or reduced lunch, be a member of Upward Bound or Talent Search, or have a financial hardship.  Using an SAT fee waiver allows students to use fee waivers for many college application fees as well.  See a counselor for more information.

Preparation:
There are a variety of websites that have been developed to help students prepare for the SATs:
www.ineedapencil.com:  Free test prep, test tips and practice tests.
www.collegeboard.com:  Sign up for question of the day emails, sample practice questions and complete and online practice tests for both SAT and SAT Subject Tests.  
Princeton Review:  SAT and PSAT practice questions and tests.
Alan Lawrence Sitomer:  A website developed by California's Teacher of the Year 2007 to help understand how to write a great 
essay for the writing portion of the SAT.  Follow the links on the right side of the screen.
Kaplan Quiz Bank:  Sign up for free SAT or ACT practice.  Kaplan also provides other SAT study tools, but they are quite expensive.
MajorTests:  Free SAT test prep without requiring a login or username.

Essential Skills:
SAT scores can be used to meet the Reading, Writing, and Math Essential Skill Graduation Requirements in Oregon.  See a counselor for more information.

updated 8/23/16 by B.Frausto