SSU offers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, non-profit organization in the United States. It is administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service. The test is intended to assess students' readiness for college. The SAT test is usually taken by just over 2 million high school graduates each year.
The current SAT, introduced in 2016, takes 3 hours to finish, plus 50 minutes for the SAT with essay, and as of 2017 costs US$45 (US$57 with the optional essay), excluding late fees, with additional processing fees if the SAT is taken outside the United States. Scores on the SAT range from 400 to 1600, combining test results from 2 800-point sections of the Mathematics and Critical Reading and Writing. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. The SAT has four sections:
2. Writing and Language
3. Math (no calculator)
4. Math (calculator allowed)
The test taker may optionally write an essay which, in that case, is the 5th test section. The total time for the 2nd portion of the SAT is 3 hours (or three 3 and 50 minutes if the optional essay section is taken). Some test takers who are not taking the essay may also have a 5th section, which is used, at least in part, for the pretesting of questions that may appear on future administrations of the SAT. (These questions are not included in the computation of the SAT score.) A total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the 2 section scores, resulting in total scores that range from 400 to 1600. There is no penalty for guessing on the SAT. Scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly.
All scientific and most graphing calculators, are permitted on the SAT Math – Calculator section only. The SAT is offered 7 times a year in the United States: in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. Candidates wishing to take the test register online at the College Board's website or by mail at least 3 weeks before the test date. The College Board makes Fee Waivers available for low income students.
Additional fees apply for late registration, standby testing, registration changes, scores by telephone, and extra score reports (beyond the 4provided for free). Candidates whose religious beliefs prevent them from taking the test on a Saturday may request to take the test on the following day, except for the October test date in which the Sunday test date is 8 days after the main test offering. Students with verifiable disabilities, including physical and learning disabilities, are eligible to take the SAT with accommodations.
Day of Exam
Examinees will require the following.
-A printed Registration Ticket
-No cell phones
-Valid and current picture identification
-Examinees report to the Darwin Hall Lobby area.
-See Location link for campus map and directions.
-A $5/day Parking Permit is required during weekends.
-Purchase/print-out Permits beforehand: https://pmb.csustan.edu/dailypermits/#/permits
Information and Registration
- College Board registration portal: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat