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Category: SAT Scores

Chris Lele

SAT Scores: Everything You Need to Know

Just what is a good SAT score for colleges? Here’s everything you need to know about the SAT scores to aim for, the scores for top colleges, and answer frequently asked questions about the SAT score scale.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Does the SAT Curve Really Exist? How the Scoring Actually Works

We’ve all been there: the teacher announces that your super-difficult test was (drumroll, please…) graded on a curve! And so, when students start studying for the SAT, they often ask: Is the SAT curved? However, the SAT is never graded on a curve—and this is actually good news for test-takers! What Does It Mean to […]

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Anika Manzoor

What is a Good SAT Subject Test Score?

Based on percentiles, a good SAT Subject Test score could be a lot higher than a good score on the regular SAT test. Find out what score you should aim for!

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Molly Kiefer

When Do SAT Scores Come Out? And Other SAT Score Release Facts You Should Know

So when do SAT scores come out? Good question! Check out our list of all the SAT score release dates from 2017-2019, plus answers to all of your SAT score release FAQs!

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Thomas Broderick

When Will March New SAT Scores Be Out?

The new SAT may be over, but the wait has just begun. March 5, 2016 SAT scores will be released May 10, 2016, later than normal. Find out why.

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Matthew Larriva

When to Take the SAT: The First-Mover Advantage

Although much has been written comparing and contrasting the New and Old SAT, the New SAT and the ACT, and every other conceivable combination, there’s been relatively little discussion of the behind-the-scenes repercussions of having a brand new test.

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Chris Lele

How to Improve Your SAT Score by 200 Points

This is always a hard question to answer: Are you a student who is looking to go from 1400 to a 1600, or the more typical student who is looking to go from 1000 to 1200?

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Kristin Fracchia

Guide to Retaking the SAT

Alright, you’re in. You’re going to retake the SAT. Maybe you are going in with the dogged determination of Katniss Everdeen challenging President Snow. Or, literally, like this dog: Maybe you’re being dragged in kicking and screaming. Either way, you’re in. (Or maybe you’re not! In which case, check out our post Should I Retake […]

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Chris Lele

[Video Post] SAT Scoring and Pacing

In these last several pages, you’ve probably learned several surprising facts (and I’m not just talking about the fact that someone would actually name a bunch of smart kids “termites”, after “Term”an, of course). Not to be outdone on the “surprise index” is the following tidbit: every question on the SAT is worth the same […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Essay Scores

Update: This post has been updated for the redesigned New SAT, which premiered in March 2016 and has an entirely new (and entirely optional) essay, by David Recine. Here’s what you need to know!   Only want the facts? Here’s the short answer: Your New SAT essay will be scored by two professional, human, essay […]

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