Setting a Target Score

You can set a target score for yourself based on whatever matters most to you. Learn the benefits of setting your own target score and start taking steps to achieve it.


  1. Go to BigFuture College Search and look up a college you'd like to apply to.

    You can use College Search to search colleges by name, as well as by location, program, and many other variables. You can even filter colleges by expected test scores.
  2. Find the test score range for the college you're interested in.

    Click the Admissions tab on the college's profile page. Then, look for the SAT and ACT scores tab to find its test score ranges—what most students scored who were admitted and enrolled in the freshman class.
  3. Take a practice test to establish your baseline.

    Results the digital PSAT/NMSQT or from your first full-length digital SAT practice test will give you a baseline score to build from and show you what areas to focus on.
  4. Document your target score.

    Once you have a score in mind, write it down, tell someone, or fill out this form.
  5. Use Official Digital SAT Prep to improve your score.

    Be patient: it takes hard work and time to see progress.