Most colleges require at least one entrance exam, and want an official score report sent directly from the test administrator.
When you register for the SAT, you can choose up to four schools to send your score reports to, for free.
You will see the following scores on your SAT score report: The SAT has two sections, which are further divided into two subsections each.
The two sections, Evidence-Based Reading (divided into Reading, and Writing and Language) and Math (divided into two sections, one using a calculator and the other without a calculator) are each awarded between 200 and 800 points, adding up to your total overall score, with 1600 as the highest SAT score and the SAT score range between 4.
If you haven’t created an account and registered for the SAT by mail, you will receive your report by mail.
You can also get your report by phone, but there is a fee.
There is no penalty for wrong answers, so if you don’t know an answer, you should guess.
There are 52 questions in the Reading test, so the maximum raw score is 52.
Most schools demand to see either your SAT or ACT scores, so you will want to take one or the other in order to keep your options open.
If you’re not sure which test to take, read our SAT vs ACT breakdown.