Colleges use the SAT® to measure verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities and to assess an applicant's readiness for college.
Registering for exams
There are three ways to register for the SAT:
- Online: Visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register to register online. Select your test date, test center, and get immediate registration confirmation.
- Mail: To register by mail, you'll need an SAT Paper Registration Guide, which is available at your school counselor's office. A registration form and return envelope are included with the SAT Paper Registration Guide.
If you have missed the registration deadline, standby testing may be available. Visit the SAT registration page to find out how.
Preparing for exams
College Board’s Test Day Simulator offers practice questions, questions of the day and a test to reinforce your test-taking skills and help you be more comfortable when you take the SAT. This practice test will give you a good idea of what to expect on the actual test.
On their site you can:
- Download and print an official SAT practice test.
- Receive a score and skills reports.
- Review explanations of answers to test questions.
- Review student-written essays with score explanations.
Collegeboard.org will show the availability of scores online. You will need to login to your College Board account to view your scores.