What - The SAT is a college admissions exam that is also a part of required state testing for juniors in Michigan. All junior students currently take this test each April. Currently, most colleges no longer require SAT scores for admission, though it remains to be seen if many will return to requiring this in the future. Our understanding is that this is partially, but not entirely, related to COVID's impact on the availability of test dates for the last 2 graduating classes.
When and Where - The SAT is also offered on national test dates throughout the year. Updated information regarding test dates and locations is available on the SAT website, which is www.collegeboard.org.
Why - Students who are planning to apply to 4-year institutions after high school should likely consider taking the SAT or ACT more than one time to get as high a score as possible. Even if not required for admission, scores can be helpful for a student's chances of admission, depending on the score and the colleges of interest.
How - A student may register at www.collegeboard.com/. There is a fee associated with the exam. Fee waivers are available through the counseling office for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.