Mount Saint Joseph is offering any senior at MSJ the option to take the SAT at school on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This SAT School Day in September for the Class of 2021 was added to the calendar by the College Board after the March 2020 SAT School Day was canceled nationwide. Seniors can register for this exam whether they had been previously registered in March or not.
Taking the SAT (or ACT, an alternative standardized test) continues to be an important component of the admissions and scholarship consideration processes at most universities. Due to COVID-19, SAT requirements may have changed for some universities. It is recommended that you check with your colleges of choice for guidance on current standardized test requirements.
Taking the SAT on Wednesday, September 23 is optional. It is recommended that seniors who elect not to take the test use this day to work on the college application process.
The SAT administration will begin at 8:00 a.m., the normal start time for classes. Students only have the option to take the SAT without the essay, which is the version of the exam accepted by a large majority of colleges and universities.
Registration for the SAT is open through Thursday, August 20. No registrations can be accepted after August 20. The cost for the SAT $50.00.
Students will be finished with testing at approximately 12:00 p.m. and will be able to get lunch in the cafeteria afterward. Students who are approved by the College Board for 50% extended time will complete a pre-administration process before the test, and will finish the exam at approximately 12:30 p.m. Students who are approved for 100% extended time will take the exam over two days and finish testing during the morning hours of Thursday, September 24. The Director of Special Programs coordinates the documentation and testing administration for all students with College Board-approved accommodations.