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.