What is the SAT®?

The SAT is a standardized test taken as part of your application to colleges and universities in the US. It evaluates your critical thinking and problem solving skills in math, critical reading , and writing.  Watch our introductory video below to learn about the test sections and what is involved.

Key facts about the SAT

  • Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

  • Test sections:10 sections, consisting of three Math, three Critical Reading, three Writing, and one Experimental section which does not count towards your score.

  • Scoring: 3 scores of 200-800 per section, making a total out of 2400. The essay is scored from 0-12, and is included as 1/4 of the total Writing score.

  • Availability: The SAT can be taken in countries all over the world and is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally.

  • Test Fee: USD$50 + $31 International Processing Fee

Register for the Test

Registration is done online via the College Board. To find a test center and register, visit sat.collegeboard.org/register.