The Top 5 Reasons to Choose the SAT and the ACT
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.
No Separate Science Section.
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.
Getting into college is competitive, and the SAT is an effective way to stand out.
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.