Reasons to Offer SAT School Day

SAT School Day allows states, districts, and schools to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to take the SAT during their regular school day at their home school. 

Support Equity
When students have the opportunity to test at their own school, they’re more likely to take the test. By providing a college admission test in school, you’re cultivating a college-going culture for the entire school.

Expand Access
Students don’t have to juggle weekend responsibilities or find transportation. Income-eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students also receive SAT fee waivers, unlimited free SAT score sends, and college application fee waivers, so they can take the SAT and apply to college—for free. 

Flexible and Easy to Order
SAT School Day allows schools to order any number of tests—with or without a contract.The entire SAT Suite of Assessments­­ is available to order online, all in one place, with multiple test day options for each assessment. 

Over 7 million students
in nearly 5,000 districts and over 14,000 schools have participated in SAT School Day*

"Our SAT participation increased from 35% on a Saturday to 92% on a school day."

Brenda Carter
Advanced Academics High School Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD

"School Day SAT makes college admissions possible for our Irving ISD scholars. Our participation has increased from 25% to 90% over the past 6 years!"

Dr. Tracey Brown
Director of Guidance, Counseling

& College Readiness, Irving ISD

"In 3 years, we saw
a 300% increase in
college scholarships
and financial aid."

Jennifer Ertel
Director of Innovative and Postsecondary Programming, Houston ISD

More Than a Test

More students take the SAT than any other college admission test. It's the best way to show off their skills and knowledge, but it also has additional benefits.

More Confidence
Nothing builds confidence like practice, and the SAT offers free, personalized practice plans for all students with
 Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®They get access to thousands of practice questions with instant feedback, full-length practice tests and more.

More Access to Colleges and Scholarships
Students can connect with over 1,500 four-year colleges and $300 million in scholarships by joining
 Student Search ServiceIn addition, the BigFuture Scholarships Program provides students with the chance to earn $40,000 and $500 scholarships just by planning for college.

More Actionable Data
Research shows how you and your students can leverage data from the SAT Suite of Assessments to strengthen their skills, improve their scores, and increase their likelihood of going to college and earning a degree.

SAT School Day Benefits for Schools and Districts

A one-pager to share the benefits of SAT School Day.


Make Opportunity Universal

Independent research shows that universal school day testing leads to higher college-going rates for low-income and rural students. Watch the video below to hear from students and staff about the program.


SAT School Day What
to Expect and Prep

An overview of what to expect and prepare for when considering offering SAT School Day.


SAT Suite of Assessments is Going Digital

Learn more about the benefits for both students and educators and how to prepare.

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Student taking the SAT at school
High school student in the hall looking confident on SAT School Day

Up Their Opportunity by Breaking Down Their Barriers

Smiling student walks the school hallway with supportive educator

"More Options, More Access"

A look at the SAT Suite of Assessments and how they prepare students for college and career, and connect them with scholarship, recognition, and planning opportunities.


"Open the Door to Opportunity"

Discover how the more that students participate in college admission activities, the more these activities stop being conditional and start being a given.


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*Map represents schools that have offered at least one SAT School Day administration since the 2011-2012 school year

Map displaying the number of high schools participating in SAT School Day