About SAT School Day

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SAT School Day allows you to offer the SAT to juniors and seniors in school, on a school day. This program helps you provide all your students with the opportunity to show colleges they’re ready.

Watch the SAT School Day Video

Benefits to Students

SAT School Day helps students get on the path to college.

SAT School Day Benefits for Low-Income Students

In addition to the benefits all students get, low-income students are eligible to receive:

  • Four additional free score sends
  • Four college application fee waivers
  • Free Student Answer Service or Question-and-Answer Service

Students are considered low-income and eligible for additional SAT School Day benefits if:

  • They’re enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Their annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • They’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Their family receives public assistance.
  • They live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
  • They are a ward of the state or an orphan.

Testing Supports for English Language Learners

To make the SAT even more accessible to students, the College Board has worked with educators to provide testing supports for English language learners (ELL).

As of January 1, 2017, ELL students taking the SAT during the school day have access to testing instructions in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. We’ve also provided a list of approved word-for-word glossaries that students may use on test day.

Supervisors planning for test day should print the translations and provide a copy for each ELL student. Schools may also provide copies of the approved glossaries.

To download translated instructions and the glossaries list, visit the Educator Downloads page.

Benefits to Educators

Schools participating in SAT School Day get all the benefits of the SAT Suite of Assessments:

  • Dynamic reporting: Our interactive online reporting portal makes it easy to access and analyze score data across every assessment in the suite (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9).
  • Actionable progress measurement: Tracking performance across tests allows teachers to identify areas where students need help.
  • Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®: Students receive personalized study resources based on their test results—completely free of charge.

Learn more about the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Establish a School Day Partnership

During the 2016-17 school year, over 800,000 students took the SAT through an SAT School Day state or district contract.

We offer flexible SAT School Day contract options to meet your institution’s needs:

  • SAT with Essay (all students will take the essay)
  • SAT with no Essay (all students will not take the essay)
  • Optional SAT Essay (students may or may not take the essay)

Contact your College Board regional office for more details about SAT School Day contracts.