The SAT is a college admissions test that assesses the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life. Most students take a college admissions test during their junior or senior year of high school. Colleges and universities generally use such a test to make admission decisions.
- The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
- The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
- The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability
The Collegeboard website has a complete listing of dates and information about how to register for the SAT.
SAT and PSAT Information
This is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. Please visit the CollegeBoard website for complete details.
Registration & Dates: The PSAT is given in October each year. The test will be given during the school day. Registration will begin approximately two weeks before the test date. Cost is $17.
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