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. Most 4-year colleges and universities require that applicants submit either an SAT or ACT score for admission.
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. Counselors can help students be aware of the score requirements for various colleges/universities of interest. Community colleges and vocational/technical schools often do not require SAT or ACT scores. KCC, for example, does not require these exams for admission. Counselors can help students and families decide whether or not to retake the SAT depending on their score and post-secondary plans.
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.
Which Test Is For You? We are not aware of any post-secondary institution that will not accept either the SAT or ACT. Since all students in Michigan take the SAT, that is the more common exam in our area of the country.