The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is one of the college admissions tests that may be required by a four year college or university. The other is the ACT. The SAT I is divided into three categories: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing.

Scores for each area range from 200-800. A perfect score is 2400. Many colleges use only the critical reading and math scores for admission and the writing score for placement purposes in English courses. The writing essay may also be used for scholarship consideration by universities and colleges.

It is important to register early since test sites close when they have reached their capacity. To register online go to: SAT registration.

It is very important to include Bosse High School's code when registering on paper or online. Bosse's code is: 150-950

SAT and ACT Test Dates 2016-2017


1. Do I have to take both tests?
No. Most students pick only one.

2. What's the difference between the ACT and SAT?
The ACT is an achievement test; measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT score is based on only the number of correct answers given. The SAT is more of an aptitude test; testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The SAT takes off for wrong answers.

3. Who should take the SAT Subject Tests?
The SAT Subject test(s) should only be taken if required or recommended by the college for which you are applying.