About the SAT The SAT has four tests: 1) Reading, 2) Writing and Language, 3) Math, and 4) SAT Essay (optional). The SAT is offered nationally in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. It’s given on Saturday mornings, and it takes three to four hours. Registering for the SAT To register, go to www.collegeboard.org. Students should register 6–7 weeks before the test date. Once registered, students receive instructions and an admission ticket to get into the test. Preparing for the SAT Information and practice tests are available at www. collegeboard.org. Be sure to take at least one practice test! To help students prepare for the SAT, College Board has partnered with Khan Academy. On Khan Academy’s website, you can take practice tests, get a personalized practice plan, and watch video lessons. www.khanacademy.org/sat SAT Scores Students receive a total score (400–1600) and two sec- tion scores: one for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and one for Math. Section scores range from 200–800. Students who take the SAT with Essay also receive three Essay scores ranging from 2–8. Score reports are released 2 – 6 weeks after the test date. The SAT