1 answer

Is there a way to take the SAT if I skipped it in school?

Asked Manassas Park, Virginia

So my high school life wasn't the best academically so I skipped as many not needed days as possible, one of them being the SAT day. Last year when I was looking for scholarships I noticed about half of the scholarships wanted an SAT score. Since I didn't take it I don't have a score to give them so I can't sign up for the scholarship.

How do I take the SAT after already graduating high school? #sat

1 answer

Rohan’s Answer

Updated San Francisco, California

YES! You can register for the SATs on this site: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat . Please study for at least a month before you do by following a Kaplan, Barron's, or Princeton Review book (You can buy them used for pretty cheap).


I, personally, was really bad at the Verbal section so I had to study pretty hard for that by doing lots of practice tests and reviewing flashcards every day. I also took the test three times since "<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When colleges look at your SAT scores,</span> they will usually consider your composite score more strongly than the scores from individual sections.<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> " (</span>https://blog.prepscholar.com/which-sat-score-do-schools-use)


A typical study schedule might be as simple as an hour a day during the week, and a practice test or two on the weekend. Wish you the best of luck!

Rohan recommends the following next steps:

  • Register for the SATs at least a month out.
  • Buy an SAT prep book. Build a study schedule that encompasses 6 days a week of studying for a month, with at least 4 practice tests
  • Sleep well and make time to relax, especially the night before the test
  • Take the test and rock out!
  • After getting your scores back, apply for those scholarships and schools that you're interested in!