#1 source of stress high school students are dealing with
College student: What's wrong?
High school student: SATs are getting on my nerves, it's impossible to study for it and it's tomorrow!
College student: I'm glad that this crap is over!
by NHRHS2010 August 14, 2011
a test that was created to judge your ability to answer questions that will never affect your life in the 75 years you will be here, used to help determine your ability to perform well in college
Clyde: Did you take the new SAT yet

Me: Yes I can't believe i paid to sit for 3 hours and have a backache
by Diablo45 November 2, 2006
I hate the SAT's!!
by Brian February 16, 2004
"Standardised Asswipe Test". It is based out of 1600 or 2400 points depending on which version test you take. Let's break this down:
-You will be rigidly timed so that students who are good at working quickly will have an advantage over you. Sections are generally timed between 18 and 25 minutes.
-Math: Generally fair with tutoring, without it, you are expected to know every last element of mathematics you've learned in the past 11 years with some criteria you have never seen before.
-English: No matter how adept you are in English, you will be bombarded with hundreds of words ranging from 20 to 35 letters with which you have never seen. You will also need to answer pointless and challenging questions on the driest articles they could find.
WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE SAT: Unfair, bullshit, biased.
I've been tutored for months and I still don't understand any of it...whoever made the SAT should be gutted.
by Volbeat December 29, 2011
Stands for Scholastic Assessment Test. This test is required by most colleges, though some will accept the ACT instead. The SAT has come under much controversy, especially because so much weight is put on how well a student does on a single test. Many opponents of the exam have said that many students are creative, but cannot perform well on standardized tests. Also, it is now popularly believed that wealthy students can "buy" their SAT score. Many hire the best programs and tutors that money can afford to get high scores. As a result, there is a notable difference between races and social classes in their SAT scores.

However, the SAT was revised as of 2005. Previously, the Math and Verbal SAT were on a scale of 800 (the scale starts at 200) separately, people often stated their score out of 1600, adding together both scores. The new SAT has many changes. Firstly, it has three catagories: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing, and therefore ones' total score would be out of 2400 rather than 1600. Also, the infamous analogies, a section that was particularly dreaded by high school juniors and seniors, have been removed. Finally, components of the SAT II: Writing have been combined, including the 25 minute essay. This section has been criticized as well, especially because only two graders read it once (Each grades on a scale of 0-6, and those two numbers are added together).

The SAT is resented by many students and in recent years the ACT has become more popular, because of its more straight-forward testing approach. However, at the moment the SAT is still needed to apply to many colleges.
The SAT is a test that many people feel to be an unfair way to judge the worth of a student.
by Diana August 22, 2005
The SAT is bullshit
John Katzman, co-founder of the Princeton Review remarked: "The SAT is bullshit."
by -none- May 27, 2004
Ever notice how the Asians always seem to b studying for the SATs...well that's bcause it's...
Sexy Asian Time
Asian 1: hey it's time to go "study" for the SATs
Asian 2: yeah
by PeeMyPants March 25, 2009