Reserve your seat for the SAT

The SAT® is offered to students in the U.S. and around the world in August (U.S. only), October, November (U.S. only), December, March, May, and June (U.S. only). Register for the SAT today.

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose the SAT Over the ACT

Accepted Everywhere.

Colleges don’t prefer one test over the other, so take both and send them your best score.

Practice for Free.

Khan Academy® offers free personalized practice for the SAT, so you can prep at your own pace and focus on the skills that need improving.

You can showcase your strengths.

You will find science concepts throughout the SAT reading passages.

Helps You Pay Your Way.

The SAT connects you to scholarships and merit aid that can make your dream education more affordable.

More Time per Question.

The SAT offers students 43% more time per question than the ACT, giving you time to think and feel confident about your answers.

Just the Facts

Have a good photo handy

You’ll need to upload a photo that makes you easy to recognize (like a school picture or passport photo).

What the SAT costs

$46 for the SAT, and $60 for the SAT with Essay. If you have a fee waiver, you’ll need to enter its 12-digit code and your counselor’s name when you register.

Where to test

The SAT is given at local high schools and test centers. During registration, you’ll be able to select the most convenient location.