The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing section, with a specific number of questions related to content. Applicants who achieve scores less than 500 on the Mathematics section and the Critical Reading section of the SAT must also take the College Board's ACCUPLACER placement test unless they have satisfactory transfer of English/mathematics/algebra credit.

Applicants should take the SAT early in the senior year or in the spring or summer of the junior year of high school.

A registration brochure, including an application form for the SAT and directions for requesting a Sunday test administration, may be obtained from an applicant's high school counselor or present college or university. If information cannot be secured from these sources, then contact the College Board at Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or visit the College Board website.