SAT Information: www.collegeboard.org
BHS School Code: 050385
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The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important as are extracurricular activities, your application essay and your letters of recommendation. The combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.
The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. Most students improve their score the second time they take the SAT.
What's on the Test
The SAT includes 9 sections: The whole test requires 3 hours and 45 minutes.
(3) Critical reading sections for a total of 70 minutes
- Sentence completion-19 questions
- Passage-based reading-48 questions
(3) Writing Skills sections for a total of 60 minutes
- Identifying sentence errors-18 questions
- Improving sentences-25 questions
- Improving paragraphs-6 questions
- Essay writing-1 short essay
(3) Math sections, covering the following categories, for a total of 70 minutes
- Numbers and Operation
- Algebra and Functions
- Geometry and Measurement
- Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
- Multiple choice-44 questions
- Student-produced response-10 questions
Cost and Fee Waivers
Please visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/intl-services-fees for detailed information that pertains to costs and fees.
Fee Waivers are to help lower-income students pay for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests.
Eligible students may receive two fee waivers to take SAT Subject Tests across two sittings. Students may take up to three SAT Subject Tests in each sitting. These are in addition to the fee waivers given for the SAT.
Students must be in 11th or 12th grade to use an SAT fee waiver, or in 9th to 12th grade to use a Subject Test fee waiver. To be eligible, you must meet at least one of the requirements below:
- Enrollment in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch program (FRPL).
- Annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelinesset by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- Enrollment in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g. Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
- Family receives public assistance.
- Lives in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or is homeless.
- A ward of the state or an orphan.
Registering for the SAT using your fee waiver
- Indicate that you are paying with a fee waiver and enter the entire 12-digit code from your fee-waiver card. If you are registering by paper don't forget to enclose the fee-waiver card in the envelope.
- Remember to send your scores to colleges!
About the SAT Subject Tests
Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. You’ll want to take the tests that are required or recommended by the colleges that you’re interested in. Also consider subjects that you excel in or may want to major in, to showcase your strengths and interests. You could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.
What’s on the Test
All SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests. In any given sitting of the SAT Subject Tests, you can take one, two or three tests. You choose the tests that you want to take and how many you would like to take per sitting (up to three).