The SAT tests skills in three areas: reading, writing and math.

  • Reading section (reading passages and sentence completions)
  • Writing section (short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage)
  • Math section (arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability)

On the SAT, the questions are broken into ten (10) sections:

  • A 25-minute essay
  • Six 25-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • Two 20-minute sections (mathematics, critical reading and writing)
  • A 10-minute multiple-choice writing section

Total test time: 3 hours and 45 minutes

The SAT is offered several times a year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities.

An official score report will be provided to students and their high school, if they included the code, about five weeks after the test. Students who register online and wish to receive a paper score report by mail in addition to the online score report must request it when they register.

Score reports can be sent to up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register. It is a good idea to speak to your college counselor or another advisor about when it might be best for you to send your scores. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan directly.