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The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. 

Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. The highest possible SAT score is 1600.

The SAT takes three hours and consists of three tests: (1) the Reading Test, (2) the Writing and Language Test, and (3) the Math Test. 

Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading 65 52
Writing and Language 35 44
Math 80 58
Total 180 154
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SAT Testing Dates at NKU


Please arrive at the location and time listed on your admission ticket. Dates and locations are subject to change.

  • October 1, 2022
  • November 5, 2022
  • December 3, 2022
  • March 11, 2023
  • May 6, 2023
  • June 3, 2023

 

 

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SAT Practice and Preparation

 

For everything you need to prepare, visit the College Board SAT preparation website for free practice tests and a checklist of what to bring on test day.