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. It tests the skills you're learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.
The SAT test will be given to all eleventh grade students during school free of charge as part of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).
The SAT is offered several times a year. All Juniors in Michigan will take the SAT as part of the required MME exam in the spring of their Junior year. Sometimes Junior and Senior students choose to retake the exam in hopes of improving their score. Students who wish to do this would register themselves for the test retake directly through the College Board website. The SAT is offered at various high schools throughout the local area on designated national test dates. Register for the SAT through College Board.
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy in order to offer high quality free SAT test prep. Khan Academy is the only company authorized by the College Board to provide official SAT test prep materials, and the only company to who has been allowed to view test questions and information regarding the new redesigned SAT. Best of all it is free for all students.
In addition to the SAT, some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
Students with either a 504 Plan or an IEP should talk to their counselor before registering themselves online, as they may qualify to take the SAT with accommodations through College Board's SSD program.