• Purpose:

    The SAT is a measure of the critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. The SAT assesses analytical and problem-solving skills learned high school that is needed for college. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, plus two writing sub-scores for multiple-choice and the essay. The tests include critical reading, math and writing. There are additionally SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) that are only required by select schools and most students will not have to take. Registration is required for the SAT; students register at

    Registration is NOT required for the State SAT, which is given during the school day.

    Who takes the SAT?
    11th and 12th grade students.
    Is the SAT test optional or required?

    The SAT School day test is a graduation requirement in Illinois.  The National SAT (Saturday test) is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for some colleges and universities.

    What areas does the SAT test cover?
    •    Critical Reading sections: reading passages and sentence completion
    •    Math sections: arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability
    •    Writing Skills section: identifying errors and improving grammar and usage

    Test Registration

    When is the SAT test offered?




    August 26, 2023

    July 28, 2023

    August 15, 2023

    October 7, 2023

    September 7, 2023

    September 26, 2023

    November 4, 2023

    October 4, 2023

    October 24, 2023

    December 2, 2023

    November 2, 2023

    November 21, 2023

    March 9, 2024

    February 23, 2024

    Digital Test

    May 4, 2024

    April 19, 2024

    Digital Test

    June 1, 2024

    May 17, 2024

    Digital Test

    *State SAT administered to ALL JUNIORS during the school day; no registration required.

    SAT Testing dates can also be found here: .
    How do I register for the SAT?

    Test Fees:

    • SAT - $60.00
    • Late Registration Fee-Additional $35.00
      • Registration tip: At the time of registration students may indicate 4 colleges to which they would like their SAT score sent at no additional charge.  We recommend that students take advantage of this service, as the cost is covered by the registration fee.  Four registration score reports are available up to nine days after the test date. If a student wishes to wait until after the test to send scores, the cost is $14 per test date/per report.  
      • Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration. (
    What do I do if I missed the SAT?
    Students can test on a future SAT test date by using their online account or calling College Board to request a new date (


    Test Day Instructions

    Test Location:
    Students will choose a test location when registering on Students should refer to their SAT admission ticket for the exam location. 
    What should I bring on test day?
    Students need to bring their photo ID, their SAT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and a College Board approved calculator. Students will not be admitted to the test without their Admission Ticket AND Photo ID.
    Can I bring a snack?
    Students may bring a snack for their break. Snacks/drinks must be in sealed and enclosed containers and they will need to be left in the back of the testing room during testing. Students can take their snack into the hallway during break time.
    Can I bring my cell phone?

    Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in testing rooms. If they are brought into the testing room, they must remain powered completely off for the duration of the test, including breaks. A student who gains access to their phone, or has a phone that rings, at any time during the exam or break, will be dismissed from the exam and their score will be canceled.

    Score Reporting Information

    How do I receive my SAT test scores?
    Student scores will be available for on-line viewing on the student's SAT account 5 weeks after the test. If a student would also like a paper score report, it must be requested when they register
    For additional information regarding the SAT, please visit the College Board website: