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Can You Fail the SAT?

The SAT is a pretty high-stakes test - it’s an important part of your college applications, which could mean trouble if you get a low score. But can you fail the SAT altogether?

The good news is that officially, it’s impossible to fail the SAT - but that doesn’t mean that a low score doesn't mean bad news. Here, I’ll review everything you need to know about why you can’t really fail the SAT, but why poor marks may as well count as failing.

Worried about your score? At the end, I’ll go over the steps you should take to pull them up.  

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The Complete Story: What Does SAT Stand For?

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jul 15, 2021 4:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

The SAT was first introduced in 1926, and since then it has continued to be a major test for college admissions standardized testing.

But what does SAT actually stand for? To answer that question, we have to look more closely at the history of the SAT. The truth is that the name of the test has changed four times over the past 90 years!

Knowing how the name of the SAT has changed can help you better understand the significance of this major test in the college admissions process. The reasons point to controversies and scandals about the test that have affected how the test is perceived by colleges. Continue reading to find more about the history of the SAT and the reasoning behind the name.

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SAT Test Dates 2021-2022

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Taking the SAT is usually an important part of the college application process. As application deadlines near, forming a plan of action for taking the SAT is important to hitting your target score and getting your college applications in on time

In this article, we’ve put together a complete list of all of the anticipated 2021-2022 SAT test dates, including the deadlines for normal and late registration and SAT score releases, so you can pick the right test dates for you. We’ll also go over four important tips for choosing your SAT dates 2021-2022. 

Let’s begin!

 

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SAT Test Dates 2022-2023

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

Preparing to take the SAT is often a crucial part of the college admissions process. To ensure your college application plans go off without a hitch, it’s important to have a clear strategy for taking the SAT on time. In order to do that, it’s helpful to have the most up-to-date info about future SAT test dates 2022-2023. 

This article is here to help you plan out your SAT test dates. We’ll walk you through the following: 

  • A full list of 2022-2023 SAT test dates (table included)
  • Information about SAT registration deadlines and score release dates 
  • Four top tips for how to choose your SAT testing dates 

Let’s get started!

 

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SAT and ACT Test Dates: Find Your Best 2021-2022 Testing Schedule

You know that you'll have to take the SAT or ACT and do well on it—but figuring out exactly when to take your exam can sometimes feel like the hardest part of the whole testing process. In this guide, we introduce all upcoming SAT and ACT dates for the 2021-2022 testing year and explain what factors you must consider before committing to a test date.

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SAT Curve: Is It Real?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

Many high school tests are curved, but what about the SAT? Is the SAT curved? Can when or whom you take the exam with affect your final SAT score?

In this article, we'll answer all of your questions about the SAT curve. First, we'll closely examine whether there actually is an SAT curve and discuss how the SAT is scored. We'll then look at SAT curve trends and give you tips on how you can use SAT curves to your advantage.

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Important: Read This Before You Send SAT Scores to Colleges

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Posted by Dr. Anna Wulick | Jul 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

No matter how stellar your transcript, no matter how mastered your extracurricular activities, no matter how lyrical your essay—no application is complete without your SAT scores.

So how do you make sure your SAT scores are sent properly, at the right time, and with only the scores you are most proud of? Read on for our best advice on the decisions you'll be faced with and what to do in case something goes wrong.

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Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines

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Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Jul 1, 2021 8:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Future SAT test dates are only confirmed less than a year in advance, but we at PrepScholar have done the hard work of looking at past test date patterns to predict future SAT test dates and registration deadlines.

For 2021-2022, the official timetable is set in stone. But even though they're more uncertain, we can predict future years like 2023, 2024, and 2025 with decent confidence. These predictions have been updated in January 2021 to reflect the latest possible data.

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When Is the May SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jul 1, 2021 7:51:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

May is a busy month for students with end of year exams, sports, and activities, but there is one more thing you might want to consider: taking the May SAT in your junior year. Taking the May SAT can help you boost your score and be competitive for early action or early decision at your top schools.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about the May 2022 SAT, including registration deadlines, how to register, and when your scores can be expected to come out. We'll also go over some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the right test date for you.

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Is the SAT Hard? Expert Analysis of 8 Key Factors

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jul 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

A test that has so much influence over where you go to college is bound to be a bit scary—but how hard is the SAT, really? Despite its fearsome reputation, the SAT isn't as difficult as it seems.

Overcoming the difficulties of the SAT is a matter of spending enough time studying areas that are tough for you and practicing questions that you might find confusing at first glance. Whether or not you find the SAT hard initially, this guide will give you the tools you need to surmount the test's challenges and come out on top.

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Printable SAT Practice Tests PDFs: 18 FREE Official Tests

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jun 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

In this article, I'll tell you where to find all official, printable SAT practice tests and answer keys. This comprehensive guide gives you access to more SAT practice tests than any other online guide. In addition, you'll learn key strategies that'll help you make big improvements on SAT practice tests you can print out.

 

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Complete Official SAT Practice Tests, Free Links

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Posted by Allen Cheng | Jun 15, 2021 10:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Official SAT tests released by the College Board are the absolute gold standard for SAT practice questions. Each official practice test contains real questions given to actual students at previous administrations of the SAT.

In this article, I'll show you where to find all official SAT practice tests online. This comprehensive guide gives you access to more practice tests than any other guide out there. Most of these tests are free and are great practice to get started with your SAT prep. We'll also discuss how to use these practice tests to help you get the most improvement possible out of them.

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What Subjects Are on the SAT?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

Are you taking the SAT soon or beginning your preparations but aren't sure what's on the test? You may know that there's math calculations and some passages to read, but what subjects are on the SAT, exactly?

In this guide, we'll break down the subjects you need to know to do well on each section of the SAT. We'll end with tips you should follow when studying for the SAT.

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A Massive Collection of Free SAT Practice Tests

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Posted by Alex Heimbach | Jun 14, 2021 8:30:00 AM

SAT Strategies, SAT General Info, New SAT

Whether you're building your own SAT prep program or just supplementing a class, finding SAT practice tests and questions can pose a serious challenge. This article will go through every type of practice SAT test, how to best use them, and, most importantly, where to find them.

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How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jun 13, 2021 5:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Don't you wish you could find out how you scored on the SAT right after you finish taking the test? Or maybe you'd like to forget all about it and pretend it never happened (better luck next time)!

Either way, your wait time for your SAT scores will be the same: somewhere between two and six weeks. This article fills you in on all the details of SAT score reporting and offers some advice for what to do once you get your scores.

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