Introduction - SAT Toolkit- College Board

SAT Toolkit

Helping You Help Your Students

We know you're busy and don't always have the time to look up information on the SAT or create registration or event reminders from scratch. The following resources will help you understand everything the SAT can do for your students and give you a head start communicating SAT information with students and their families.

SAT Overview

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For use by: Professionals

Get to know the SAT: its benefits, advantages, and resources that help open doors to college opportunity. Learn more about fee waivers and the PSAT/NMSQT® connection to SAT success.

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For use by: Schools

Use these ads on your school website to build interest in the SAT and encourage registration.

Email Templates

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For use by: Schools

Use the language here for email outreach about SAT registration and SAT events.

Phone/Announcement Script

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For use by: Schools

Try these scripts for PA announcements or automatic calls, if available at your school.

What They Need to Know About the SAT

Need a succinct SAT overview for college nights? Want a handy way to help students start a conversation about college? We've got you covered.

SAT & Subject Tests Introduction

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For use by: Students and Families

This quick but comprehensive overview of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests™ includes a description of the benefits of the SAT, an introduction to fee waivers and more.

College Conversation Starters

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For use by: Students

Students can use this document to begin a discussion about college planning with their counselors. Questions cover what courses to take in high school, how to get ready for the SAT, and where to find scholarships and financial aid.

Planning for College

Help guide students and their families through the college admission process using this comprehensive college planning presentation. The slideshow presentation and companion handouts will help you simplify and demystify the college planning process for your students, provide answers to commonly asked questions, and empower students and parents to get a head start on college planning and preparation. Use these resources during your school’s college nights and other scheduled informational sessions, or informally with small groups of students and/or parents.

Presentation

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Intended audience: Student, Parent

Use this presentation to give students and parents a comprehensive overview of the college planning process.

Presenter's Notes

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Intended audience: Professional

This document contains detailed, slide-by-slide information that corresponds to the Planning for College slideshow.

Handouts for Students and Families

Below are printable college-planning handouts for students, to use with the presentation or on their own.

Presentation Follow-Along

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Intended audience: Students and Families

This handout helps students follow along with the presentation, allowing them to take notes in the space.

College Planning for Ninth- and 10th-Graders

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Intended audience: Student

This two-page document supplies a step-by-step college planning guide for freshmen and sophomores.

College Planning Calendar for Juniors

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Intended audience: Student

This short handout explains the steps (by season) that juniors should take to stay on top of the college planning process.

College Planning Calendar for Seniors

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Intended audience: Student

This brief document explains the steps (by month) that seniors should take to complete the college planning process.

College Application Checklist

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Intended audience: Student

Students can print out this checklist to keep track of application tasks and deadlines.

Create a Solid Academic Portfolio

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Intended audience: Student

This one-sided handout summarizes the kinds of courses that colleges expect their applicants to have taken.

Financial Aid Checklist for Students and Parents

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Intended audience: Student, Parent

Students can print out and use this checklist with their parents to stay on top of financial aid paperwork.

Net Price Calculator Tip Sheet

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Intended audience: Student, Parent

This sheet provides students and families tips to follow when using a Net Price Calculator.