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Benefits

The SAT Suite of Assessments helps students navigate their path through high school toward college and career, and offers a range of unique benefits to students.

Inspires Productive Practice

Within the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, students will find questions and tasks that closely resemble what is already happening in classrooms across the nation and the globe. Learn more about these focused and useful assessments.

Helps Students Build Skills Over Time

The SAT Suite provides benchmarks and consistent feedback for measuring student progress, helping students build skills, and enabling teachers to adjust their instruction for students who are either ahead or behind. Learn more about content alignment.

Opens Doors to College

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test accepted at virtually all colleges and universities, and the College Board encourages all students to take advantage of higher education. Income-eligible SAT takers receive college application fee waivers and all students can opt in to Student Search Service® to receive free information about admission and financial aid from colleges, universities, and scholarship programs.

Equips Students with Free Practice on Khan Academy

Students who take any test in the SAT Suite of Assessments will receive personalized SAT study resources based on their results. Their Khan Academy practice experience will be adaptive and tailored to meet each student’s individual needs. Learn more about our partnership with Khan Academy.

Connects Students to Scholarship Opportunities

Students taking the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 have opportunities including the National Merit Scholarship Program, which uses PSAT/NMSQT scores to identify candidates, and scholarships offered by new College Board partners, which use information from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or both to expand access to scholarship dollars. Visit Scholarships and Recognition to get the details.

Increases Access to AP and College Credit

Using results from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, AP Potential helps schools identify students likely to succeed in certain AP courses and AP Exams. These students are also notified of their potential directly. Find out how these tests help schools grow their AP programs.