Reasons to Offer SAT School Day

Did you know? Most colleges—including those that are test optional—still accept SAT test scores and leverage them for scholarships, course placement, and to ultimately ensure student success. 

Support Equity
Offering the SAT during the school day removes barriers students may face with weekend testing. When a college admission test is given to all students, four-year college-going rates increase, with students from underrepresented backgrounds benefitting the most. 

Expand Access
Income-eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students have access to SAT fee waivers, unlimited SAT score sends, and college application fee waivers, so they can take the SAT and apply to college—for free. 

Empower Students
By taking the SAT in-school through SAT School Day, your students will have access to personalized career insights, customized college guidance, and scholarships. 

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

"There is often a gap  between state testing and SAT testing, and the SAT allows us to gauge real college level abilities."

Harun Bozdag
Superintendent, Harmony Public Schools

"Our SAT participation rates have increased significantly since we went to SAT School Day."

Brett McCann
Principal, Streetsboro High School

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

Jennifer Ertel
Director of Innovative and Postsecondary Programming, Houston ISD

More Than a Score

Whether your students are thinking about attending a two- or four-year college, are interested in career options, or aren’t sure what they want to do after high school, they’ll find that the SAT is an important tool they can leverage to help plan their next step.

Career Insights
Beginning in 2024, the score report shows how students’ performance can help inform career options. The insights in the score report, paired with the BigFuture School mobile app aims to spark students’ interest in careers.

Access to Colleges and Scholarships
Through the new, Connections™ feature, accessible through the BigFuture School app, students can opt to hear from nonprofit colleges and scholarship programs that are interested in students like them—without having to share any personal information.

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

An Educator's Guide to the Digital SAT

Explore the benefits of the 
digital SAT.

EXPLORE DIGITAL

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.

Resources to Get You Started

Blog Post

Everything your students need to know about the digital SAT.

READ BLOG

Digital SAT Suite In-School Educator Experience

Learn more about digital, prepare for test day, and find helpful resources. 

DIGITAL INFO
SAT School Day Logo
Student taking the digital SAT at school
High school student in the hall looking confident on SAT School Day

Expand Access for All Students

Provide your students with the opportunity to take the SAT during the School Day. Test on any weekday during the March 4–April 26, 2024 spring testing window.

Smiling student walks the school hallway with supportive educator

"More Options, More Access"
SmartBrief

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.

VIEW WHITEPAPER

"Open the Door to Opportunity"
SmartBrief

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

VIEW BRIEF

Ready to Bring SAT School Day to Your School?

Contact us at SATSchoolDay@collegeboard.org
or 855-373-6387.

© 2024 College Board

ORDER SAT SCHOOL DAY TESTSTEST DATES & DEADLINES

*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

What to Expect with the Digital SAT

See what students can expect when they take the digital SAT 
through SAT School Day.

ORDER SAT SCHOOL DAY

The Power to Plan—in the Palm of Students' Hands 

BigFuture School™ is a new mobile app for students who take certain College Board assessments during the school day. It’s designed to spark students' interest in planning for the future by providing college and career guidance the moment they get their scores. 

Trophy icon
Graduation cap icon

Customized career information and personalized guidance about planning and paying for college.

Connections™—a feature exclusively for school day test takers that allows them to hear from nonprofit colleges and scholarship programs that may be a good match.

mobile phone image
Explore Benefits

New Digital Format Improves 
SAT School Day Experience 

The digital format not only improves the testing experience for your students, the change is good news for you too. Shorter tests mean shorter test days, and no more packing, sorting, or shipping test materials. In addition, going digital means much more flexibility for when you offer SAT School Day.

  

student silhouette and laptop
Learn More

Introducing BigFuture School 

BigFuture School™ is a new mobile app designed to spark students' interest in planning for the future. Available to students who take certain College Board assessments during the school day, it provides college and career guidance the moment they get their scores. 

Trophy icon
Graduation cap icon

Connections™—a program exclusively for school day test takers that allows them to hear from nonprofit colleges and scholarship programs that may be a good match.

Explore Benefits

The Power to Plan—in the Palm of Students' Hands

The digital SAT Suite transition means students can get their scores faster. Now with the BigFuture School mobile app, they have a new way to access them. Once scores are available, the app provides students with:  

Customized career information and personalized guidance about planning and paying for college.

Connections™ is a free program exclusively for students who take the PSAT/NMSQT, 
PSAT 10 and SAT on a school day that lets students hear from nonprofit colleges, scholarships, and educational organizations. It delivers messages in the BigFuture School app and by mail from organizations that are interested in students based on information students, schools, districts, or states provide when taking an in-school assessment—including score range—to make connections that are relevant to students.

Note: Districts and schools may choose not to provide access to Connections. With Connections, no personal information is shared with institutions unless a student chooses to connect and share information directly with them. This gives students and their families more control over when, or whether, they raise their hands to be seen. The goal is to create more opportunities for students as they consider their options after high school. With input from students, families, and education professionals, BigFuture School and Connections will expand and improve to help every student plan their path for what's next.

Connections Puts Privacy First

Padlock Icon
ORDER SAT SCHOOL DAY