2019 SAT School Day Exam:
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
(students are pre-registered by the school; there is no fee for the school day exam)

Any student who wishes to take the SAT after April 9th must register through the College Board website.  Click here for registration information. You will need to log in to your College Board account provided from the April administration in order to register.  If any student needs assistance with registering, please schedule a time to see your school counselor.   Thank you.

Learn About the Redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments

The steps to receive test accommodations (students with disabilities)

An introduction to SAT scoring


PSAT/SAT score is 480 or higher:  Ready for College


PSAT/SAT Math score is 500 or higher:  Ready for College
Math Score is 480 or higher AND you take a  full year college prep math course in senior year:  Ready for College

Quantitative Reasoning or Technical Math:
PSAT/SAT score is 480 or higher: Ready for College
Math Score is 450 or higher AND you take a full year of math in senior year: Ready for College

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT DateSAT Subject Tests AvailableRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateJuly 27, 2018

August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateSeptember 7, 2018

September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateOctober 5, 2018

October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateNovember 2, 2018

November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this dateFebruary 8, 2019

February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateApril 5, 2019

April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateMay 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019

 SAT Facts

The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times at international sites. The test:

  • Takes three hours and 45 minutes
  • Consists of 10 separately timed sections:
    • Three sections test critical reading (70 minutes total)
    • Three sections test mathematics (70 minutes total)
    • Three sections test writing (60 minutes total)
    • One variable (unscored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total)
  • Assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem solving skills in three areas:
    • Critical reading
    • Mathematics
    • Writing
  • Includes three kinds of questions:
  • Is machine-scored, except for the essay

Why should students take the SAT?

Students and parents often ask why it is important to take the SAT. Reasons include:

  • All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness.
  • Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants.
  • Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities.
  • Most colleges require an admission test like the SAT.
  • The SAT provides students with the most comprehensive performance feedback of any admission test.

Many institutions require a writing assessment for admission. Students who take the SAT automatically fulfill such requirements. 

Learn more about the scholarship search tool in the student area of our site.

How difficult is the SAT?

The SAT is developed to reflect accepted educational standards. The data show that the material on the SAT and the time allocated to each section are appropriate for the intended test-taking population:

  • On average, students answer 50 to 60 percent of questions correctly.
  • 80 percent finish nearly the entire test.
  • Almost all students complete at least 75 percent of the questions.

Encourage your students to become familiar with the test before they take their first SAT. (The following link takes you to the student area of this site.) The SAT practice section of the site offers:

  • Sample questions
  • Answer explanations
  • Official SAT practice test
  • Personalized score report

Resource for SAT/ACT Prep
This year, MHS is partnering with Let's Get Ready, a non-profit organization, to provide FREE SAT prep to high school juniors and seniors.  Let's Get Ready will be hosted by Colby College starting this February.  Students will be encouraged to join the 9 week program.  Let's Get Ready is open to ALL students interested in scoring up to 200 points higher on the SATs, than they would without prep.  Students meet in small groups (5 students per coach).  The prep course is set up so that the first hour and 45 minutes are spent on prep, 30 minutes for dinner in Colby College's top notch dining hall, then 45 more minutes of prep.  Total prep includes 30 hours of SAT prep, and 2 diagnostic SAT exams.  Classes are taught by Colby College Students and is overseen by a Site Coordinator.  Juniors who are interested in studying for the spring SAT exam should go to:  www.letsgetready.org to register.  In addition to SAT prep, students will also receive support with college selection, applications, essays, and financial aid.  They will also provide college visits and mentoring support.

The SAT helps college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions. Combined with a student's academic record, it is a proven, reliable indicator of college success. Since its launch in 1926, the SAT has helped millions of students connect with college success and today remains the most reliable, effective measure of a student's college readiness. The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge—the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.