SAT- The SAT measures critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college.  The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.  The test includes a critical reading, writing and language and a math section.  The essay portion is optional.  Each section is scored on a scale of 200 - 800.  It is administered seven times a year.  For more information, testing dates, online sample questions, preparation materials, and to register for a test, go to

SAT Subject Tests- Subject Tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge.  Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission and to advise students about course selection.  Check with the colleges you are interested in applying to determine the specific tests you should take.  Most students take Subject Tests toward the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year.  For more information and to register for a test, go to