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SAT with Essay

SAT with Essay Information

On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, Grandview High School will be administering the SAT, free of charge to all 11th grade GHS students.

The SAT is comprised of four test sessions, covering topics in Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics. While all students will participate in these four sessions, a fifth session, the SAT with Essay, is optional for all students. Since only some colleges and universities require the SAT with Essay, we recommend that your student check the websites of prospective schools or consult with his or her counselor to see if it would be necessary. Students who choose to participate in this extra test session will complete it after finishing the other four sessions of the SAT on April 9th, 2019.

Please see the accompanying SAT with Essay informational flyer. This document explains further details related to the SAT with Essay, including instructions on how to register. Students who are interested in taking the SAT with Essay must opt-in to this test session for it to be included in their test day on April 9th, 2019. This must be completed by February 12th, 2019. No action is required for students who are not interested in adding the SAT with Essay to their test day. All Grandview High School juniors will automatically be signed up to take the four SAT test sessions covering Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics.

Additional Information

The essay registration window is Jan. 15 – Feb. 12, 2019. This will be the only opportunity for students who wish to take the optional essay to add it to their April school day test registration. Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account or by calling the College Board. Schools will not receive extra essay materials for test day changes, therefore please be sure students register during the window.

  • The SAT with Essay is scored separately from the SAT. A student's score on the essay will not improve or reduce their score on the SAT.
  • The essay may be required by some colleges and universities. To find out a particular school's essay policies go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/college-essay-policies
  • Students taking the SAT with essay must be tested in a separate room from students taking the SAT without essay. The SAT with essay will take approximately one hour longer than the SAT without essay.
  • The optional essay is only offered as part of the 11th grade SAT. There is no essay option for the PSAT 8/9 for 9th graders or the PSAT 10 for 10th graders.

If you have any questions, or if you need assistance adding the optional SAT Essay to your student's test day on April 9th, 2019, please contact your student's counselor or Maira Enriquez at (720) 886-6591.​

SAT Essay Flyer 2019.pdf


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