Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. However, it is just one factor in the admissions decision. Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, interviews, and personal essays. The weight placed on SAT scores varies from school to school.
The SAT exam is offered nationally every year in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. Testing dates in Ottumwa are as follows:
|TEST DATE||REGISTRATION DEADLINE||LATE FEE REQUIRED|
|October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 19, 2017|
|November 4, 2017||October 5, 2017||October 17, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||November 2, 2017||November 14, 2017|
|March 10, 2018||February 9, 2018||February 20, 2018|
|May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018||April 17, 2018|
Register online www.collegeboard.com – Fee $46 / SAT with Essay $60
OHS Test Center Code=16190
Ottumwa High School Code =163415 (Required to report all test scores to OHS)
See the list below for test preparation options:
- Students can enroll in a free, online Plato course to prepare for the SAT. This is a self-paced, online program. See the Plato teacher to register.
- www.collegeboard.com has study resources on their website.