SAT & SAT + Essay

DCHS Juniors and Parents(s),

All Juniors will be taking the SAT on Wednesday, April 12th, 2023. You have a choice on which SAT test you would like to take. You may take the SAT or the SAT Essay. If you would like to take the SAT without the essay, you need not do anything. All Juniors are automatically registered for the SAT.

If you would like to take the SAT Essay, the directions listed below explain how to register for the SAT Essay. Please pay attention to the deadlines and the directions to register for the SAT Essay.

How to Register for the Optional SAT Essay (and other information)

  • Students who wish to take the essay must register for it between January 20, 2021 – February 18, 2021. - This is completed through the College Board and is a hard deadline. There will be no exceptions.
  • Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account (click here to access) or by calling the College Board.
  • Adding the essay to students’ SAT registration is a student level choice. Schools or districts should not make policy decisions regarding which students will or will not take the SAT essay nor should schools or districts encourage or discourage individual students from taking the SAT Essay.
For more information regarding the SAT Essay, please watch the video below by clicking on the link:


If you experience problems accessing the April 12th test date, please schedule a visit with your counselor as soon as possible.

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