SAT Test Prep

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What is the SAT?

The SAT exam is a standardized test required for admission at many colleges and universities. The exam consists of three major sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing.

How much does it cost?

It costs $45 to take the basic SAT exam; the cost for taking the SAT exam with essay is $57. Extra fees apply for individual subject tests. A fee waiver is available for low-income students; SAT requires that you meet with your guidance counselor to see if you qualify.

Where can I take the SAT exam?

Within Boone and Callaway counties, the nearest SAT test center is:

Hickman High School
1104 N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 214–3011
Center Code: 26125

When will the SAT be offered?

Testing Date: Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2016 September 1, 2016
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016* November 3, 2016
January 21, 2017 December 21, 2016
March 11, 2017** February 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017

*Hickman High School will be not be open for the December 3 test date.
**No subject tests are offered on the March 11 test date. Visit the SAT website to review the complete schedule for subject tests.

How can I prepare for the SAT exam?

  • Borrow a SAT study guide from the library.
  • Download the free SAT practice app to get daily practice questions and score practice tests instantly.
  • Get free, personalized SAT practice tests from Khan Academy.
  • Take free online practice exams through LearningExpress Library. Please note that you will need your library card number to login. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (573) 443-3161 or (800) 324-4806.

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