The SAT Reasoning Test is the most widely used admissions test for American colleges and universities. Students usually take the SAT during their junior or senior year. The test assesses a student's knowledge in three basic categories: critical reading, mathematics and writing. Each category is scored on a scale of 200 to 800. These scores help predict how well a student will perform in college. The SAT is administered seven times a year in the United States and in U.S. territories. It's offered six times a year overseas.

Obtain your three SAT scores: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Your score will be available online about 3 weeks after your test date.

Add the three scores together (Critical Reading + Mathematics + Writing).

The sum of the three scores is your SAT score. A perfect score is a 2400.