SAT tests

The SAT test is a multiple-choice American admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in: math, reading and writing. 

SAT with Essay includes the subject area tests plus a writing test.

SAT Subject tests are multiple-choice tests in specific subject areas.


  • SAT: USD 111.50 (with essay); USD 96.50 (no essay)
  • SAT Subject Tests: USD 73 + fee per subject test 

When and where

See the SAT website for test dates.

If you are planning to take the SAT and any SAT subject tests, you will need to test on two separate test dates. This is because the SAT and the Subject tests are always administered at the same time on each test date.

Be aware that the SAT tests and SAT Subject tests may not always be offered on the same test date.


Your scores will be available to you and/or sent to the institute of your choice approximately 4 weeks after the test date.


You can register for the SAT tests online.


The SAT website offers some free practice questions or you can purchase books from the SAT website or from local and online bookstores (Tanum, Amazon etc.)

You can also download SAT printed practice tests (pdf) here:

You can learn more about each Subject Test here:

What's the difference between the SAT and the ACT? 

Either the SAT or the ACT are required for Bachelor's (undergraduate) studies at US colleges and universities. Contact your institution to find out which test you should take. If both tests are accepted, then you can choose the test that best suits your application deadline. 

The main difference between the two, from the coming academic year, is in test-delivery. ACT will now only offer computer-based testing at test centres outside the USA - Norway included. 

Other information

If you are making travel arrangments to and from the test center, be sure to add one to two hours to the test time (for breaks & administrative tasks). 

Test centres for the SAT in Norway

Test Information 
University of Oslo 
International Summer School 
P.O. Box 1082 Blindern 
NO-0317 Oslo 
+47 22 85 40 28
International School of Stavanger 
Treskeveien 3
NO-4043 Hafrsfjord
+47 51 55 43 13



Published Oct. 25, 2011 3:38 PM - Last modified June 18, 2019 1:23 PM