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Questions about the SAT

What is the SAT?
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge.

What subjects are on the SAT?
It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math: subjects that are taught everyday in high school classrooms.

When should I take the SAT?
Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school.

Why do I need to take the SAT?
SUU requires students to take this test or the ACT prior to applying for admission.

What does SAT stand for?
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test.

What is the PSAT?
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

It’s a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Find the version of this article in Spanish here: Preguntas sobre el SAT.