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How to Get Ready for the Digital SAT on a School Day

If you’re taking the SAT in school on a school day, you may be wondering how to prepare. Here are a few steps to get started. 


1. Understand Why You’re Taking the Test 

The SAT is about more than standing out on college applications, and the scores are more than just a number. Together with your high school grades, the SAT can help you identify the strengths and skills you need to improve and can help you plan for life after high school, to college, career, or wherever your path leads you. Find out why students like you take the test. 


2. Know What to Expect 

Starting this year, the SAT is digital. If you took the digital PSAT/NMSQT in school, then you know what to expect. Watch the video below to find out how it’ll work. 

3. Find Out What You Should Bring and what to leave at home 


4. Decide How You Want to Get Your Scores 

  • You can get your scores delivered right to your phone in the BigFuture School mobile app. If you choose this option, during exam setup, you'll have an opportunity to provide your mobile phone number. Make sure you remember your phone number if you choose this option. After the test, you'll receive a text message at your phone number with a link to access the app. 

  • You can also get a PDF of your score report from your school. 

As always, if you have a personal College Board account, you can view your score information online at


5. Consider Connections™ 

Depending on your school or district, you may have the option to participate in Connections, a program including a feature in the BigFuture School mobile app that lets you connect with nonprofit colleges and scholarship organizations. Your personal information will never be shared with any organization unless you decide you want to contact them. 

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