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Overview

The SAT test, like the ACT2 test, is a national college admissions test for students interested in pursuing education beyond high school.

This 4 hour test, including breaks, covers the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing and Language
  • Math

There are a variety of rules which include: ID Requirements, Calculator Policy, Phone and Electornic Device Policy, and Test and Security Fairness. Visit "What to Expect on Test Day" to become familiar with these rules.

Getting Ready

Check for SAT study materials at your local library or bookstore. Here are some other ways to prepare:

Think you're ready for the real thing?

Simply choose a test date and register. The registration fee costs more than $45, and additional fees may apply.

Scores to Aim For

Your total SAT score can range from 840 to 1600 (200 to 800 for each section). Your score report will show you where you rank in comparison with others who took the test.

What if you want a higher score?

Although you can take the SAT test as many times as you want, there's really no need to take it more than twice. According to the people who administer the test, there's no evidence that shows you can significantly change your score if you take it more. Plus, colleges may not look favorably on you if you repeatedly take the SAT test.

If you do take the test more than once, you can choose to submit to your prospective colleges only your best scores from each section (although some schools may want to see all of your scores).

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