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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SAT?

The SAT is the most widely used college admission test. The SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college.

The SAT Reasoning tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT Reasoning during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

SAT Subject Tests can compliment or enhance your college admission credentials. Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science. Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. In addition, you can enhance your application, demonstrate knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom, and potentially place out of introductory courses.

 

When are the SAT tests given?

The tests are given on select Saturday test dates throughout the year. Check http://sat.collegeboard.org to find upcoming test dates.

 

How long must I register in advance?

The registration date for the SAT is approximately one month before the test date. There is also a late registration date for the SAT that is approximately two weeks before the test date. Late registration fees apply. Go to http://sat.collegeboard.org/register in order to register for the SAT Reasoning or Subject tests.

 

How much does the SAT cost?

SAT Reasoning test fee: $51.00

SAT Subject test fee: $24.50 (per registration)

All other Subject tests fee: $13.00 (per test)

Late Registration fee: $27.50 (in addition to test fees)

 

Where can I find study materials for SAT?

College Board has helpful study materials and information on their website at: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice.

 

When do I get my scores?

Your test scores will be available to you online 2-3 weeks after the test date. Your official score report will be provided to you and your high school about five weeks after the test.

 

How many institutions can I send my scores to?

You are able to select four score report recipients during registration for free. Each additional score report will cost $11.25.

 

Prohibited items

You may not access any electronic devices during testing or on breaks, including cell phones. The only items you will be allowed to keep on your desk are your identification, pencils, eraser, and acceptable calculator. You will be able to access snacks and beverages during breaks. All other items must remain stored in under your desk.