SAT School Day Essay

This Spring, 11th-grade students can add the SAT® Essay to their SAT School Day registration for free. The Colorado Department of Education will cover all fees for this optional portion of the mandatory Spring SAT.

About the SAT with Essay

  • The SAT with Essay will take approximately one hour longer than the SAT.
  • It’s your choice. You decide whether or not to take the SAT with Essay.
  • The SAT Essay is scored separately from the SAT and does not impact your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score.

Why Take the SAT with Essay?

  • The SAT with Essay is a lot like a typical college writing assignment that asks you to analyze a text.
  • Some colleges may specifically require it as a part of the admission process (we recommend that you confirm admission policies with your school of choice).

How do I register for the Essay portion of the School Day SAT?

  • You must register between January 15 and February 12, 2019.
  • Register online at org, login to your College Board Account, and choose “Add the essay to my registration.”
  • OR Register by phone at 1-866-917-9030, option 2
  • Ask your SAT English Prep instructor for assistance if needed.