SAT Testing: What You Need to Know Philadelphia PA

If you are considering some of the more selective colleges and universities, you may need to take SAT Subject Tests as well, in October, November, and/or a date or two in the spring. Some colleges require two or three SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT for admission.

Temple University
(215) 204-7000
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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SAT Testing: What You Need to Know

SAT Testing: What You Need to Know

By Howard and Matthew Greene

The SAT is one of the two most common and important standardized tests that college applicants need to consider. Most juniors will take the SAT for the first time in March or May. Others will wait until the fall of their senior year.

If you are considering some of the more selective colleges and universities, you may need to take SAT Subject Tests as well, in October, November, and/or a date or two in the spring. Some colleges require two or three SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT for admission.

Nearly as many students nationwide now take the ACT as well. 

Make a date for SAT testing
We recommend that juniors give serious thought to taking the SAT at least once in the spring. We don’t suggest that sophomores attempt it, or that juniors should feel rushed to take the SAT in the fall or winter.

Every time you take the SAT or an SAT Subject Test, the score will appear on your score report that gets sent to colleges during the fall of senior year. You need not, and probably should not, send your SAT scores anywhere during junior spring. Unless you cancel the scores from a test you have taken by the Wednesday following the exam, the score will be part of your permanent record. 

What admission officers are looking for
We anticipate that most of the selective colleges that previously required or strongly recommended the old SAT II Writing test (which has been discontinued) w...

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