SAT Registration: Register

    SAT is conducted 7 times in a year in the U.S. and 5 times a year in most countries outside the U.S. SAT Registration is open throughout the year. Interested candidates, however, are required to book the upcoming test date of their choice before the deadline of that particular SAT date.

    SAT 2020SAT FeeSAT Exam CentersSAT Cancellation

    SAT registration includes four stages – creating a student’s profile; filling the application form; booking the test date and test center; paying the necessary charges. There are no defined eligibility criteria to sit for SAT. Students below 12 years of age, however, can only register by mail.

    SAT Registration and Administration Dates

    SAT DateEarly RegistrationRegular DeadlineLate Registration Deadline(for mailed registrations)Late Registration Deadline (for online/phoneregistration)Deadline for Changes
    March 14, 2020January 23, 2020February 14, 2020February 25, 2020March 3, 2020March 3, 2020
    May 2, 2020March 20, 2020April 3, 2020April 14, 2020April 21, 2020April 21, 2020
    June 6, 2020April 17, 2020May 8, 2020May 19, 2020May 27, 2020May 27, 2020
    August 25, 2020-July 27, 2020August 7, 2020August 15, 2020August 15, 2020
    October 6, 2020August 22, 2020September 7, 2020September 18, 2020September 26, 2020September 26, 2020
    November 3, 2020September 19, 2020October 5, 2020October 16, 2020October 24, 2020October 24, 2020
    December 1, 2020October 17, 2020November 2, 2020November 13, 2020November 20, 2020November 20, 2020

    2020 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)

    SAT DateSAT Subject Test Availability
    March 14, 2020No
    May 2, 2020Yes
    June 6, 2020Yes
    August 25, 2020Yes
    October 6, 2020Yes
    November 3, 2020Yes
    December 1, 2020Yes

    2021 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)

    SAT DateSAT Subject Test Available
    March 14, 2021No
    May 2, 2021Yes
    June 6, 2021Yes
    August 25, 2021Yes
    October 6, 2021Yes
    November 3, 2021Yes
    December 1, 2021Yes

    How to register for SAT?

    One can register for SAT online or by mail. Procedure to register for SAT – 

    Online Registration

    Step 1 – Create a College Board Profile

    1. Visit the official SAT website
    2. Click on “Sign Up
    3. Provide the information asked:
      • Name
      • Sex
      • Date of Birth
      • Email address
      • Month and Year of High School Graduation

    SAT Registration

    1. Select a Username; Password; and Security Question
    2. Click on Next
    3. Review and confirm the information provided
    4. A confirmation mail of account creation will be sent to the email provided
    5. Proceed to fill the application form

    Step 2 – Fill the SAT Application Form

    1. Login using username and password
    2. Click on register for SAT
    3. Provide personal, high school information and mailing address
    4. Provide demographical information and information about parents
    5. Enter academic information – 
      • GPA/Rank
      • Course works in Math, Science, English, Social Science and Languages
      • Extracurricular activities
      • College plans Level of Education; Majors decided; College Type; College Setting; College Size; College Housing; Financial Aid; Part-time Employment

    SAT Academic Information

    Step 3 – Select Test Center and Date

    1. Select the country where you’ll take the test
    2. Select Test Type SAT or SAT Subject Tests
    3. Select the Test Date from the list

    SAT Test Date

    1. Select Essay option
    2. Provide SSD Number, in case you are seeking special accommodations due to a/any disability(s)
    3. Provide information about fee waiver(US citizens only), if applicable
    4. Select the preferred Test Center from the list

    SAT Test Center

    1. Upload a front-facing photo; make sure your face is clearly visible as the photo will be used for verification purposes at the test venue
    2. Students below eighth grade need not provide their photo in the registration

    Step 4 – Pay the Application Fee

    1. Select study material, if required
    2. Review the information provided, make changes if required
    3. Click on Make Payment
    4. Pay using PayPal or Credit Card (AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, JCB)

    SAT Fee

    Registration by Mail

    One needs to register by mail if one is:

    • Requesting testing closer to home
    • Requesting Sunday testing for the first time
    • Paying by check or money order
    • Younger than 13 years old
    • Unable to upload a digital photo in the online registration process
    • Registering through an SAT international representative

    To register by mail:

    1. Request SAT Student Registration Booklet from a counselor or College Board
    2. Fill the following items in the application form

    College Board High School Code

    Current Grade LevelDate of Birth
    Mailing AddressTest day and type
    Test FeeTest Center Code
    Total Fee-
    1. Mail the form along with a check or money order of application fee using the registration envelope to

    College Board SAT Program
    P.O. Box 7502
    London, KY 40742-75027

     Additional Instructions

    Domestic Test Takers

    • Candidates registering to take test in the U.S. and U.S. territories must make sure that their documents are postmarked by the first deadline.
    • Documents must reach the College Board authorities in time to be processed for the requested test date.
    • In case a student misses the regular deadline, they must get the documents postmarked by the late deadline.
    • If the late deadline is missed, the applicant will be registered for the next available SAT date.

    International Test Takers

    • A student registering from outside U.S. or U.S. territories must mail his/her documents to arrive in time by the regular deadline.
    • If the documents are received later than the regular deadline for the requested SAT date, the student will be registered for the next available SAT date.
    • If requesting for a test center closer to home or registering through an international representative, the student must register by the early deadline.
    • Students taking SAT for purposes other than college admission or scholarships can only appear for the test in May.

    Photo Requirements

    For online registration, the candidate’s photo must –

    • Be properly focused with a shot of head-shoulder view, with the entire face, hair and eyes clearly visible
      • Do not wear any sunglasses or reflectors.
      • Head covered for religious reasons is acceptable if eyes and face are clearly visible.
    • Be identifiable as candidate, and match his/her appearance on day of the test.
    • Not have all or part of head cut-off
    • Not be a photo of full profile or three-quarter profile
    • Not be too blurry or too bright or tampered with or digitally altered 

    For registration by mail, the candidate’s photo must – 

    • Be 2 x 2 inches and no more than 2.5 x 3 inches in size.
    • Not be an ID card or other laminated photos.
    • Have name, date of birth, and high school code written on the back(for registration by mail).
    • Be taped over the barcode.
    • Use clear tape around the edges of the photo. Do not use paper clips, staples, or glue
    Sample of Acceptable PhotoSample of Unacceptable Photo
    SAT Accepted photo

    SAT Unaccepted photo

    (Too much light)

    SAT Accepted photograph

    SAT unaccepted photograph

    (Head partly cut-off)

    Rescheduling, Cancelling or Changing SAT

    Students can request a change in test date or center or test: SAT to SAT with Essay or SAT to SAT Subject test or vice versa.

    1. Log in to the College Board profile to make any changes
    2. Click on Update My Info
    3. Make the required changes before the deadline
    4. Pay the service fee applicable using credit card or PayPal
    5. Click on Update
    6. Print the updated admission ticket.

    SAT Application and Service Fee

    Details of fee charges by College Board for SAT and its services –

    Registration Fees

    SAT with Essay$64.50

    SAT Subject Test Fees

    Registration Fee$26
    Each SAT Subject Test (Except Language Tests with Listening)$22 additional per test
    Language Tests with Listening (Only available in November)$26 additional per test

    International Regional Fees

    RegionCountries in RegionFee
    Africa (Sub-Saharan)Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia , French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, United Republic Of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe$41
    AmericasAnguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bonaire, Sint Eustasius, and Saba, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French Part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch Part), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British)$41
    East Asia/PacificAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, North (DPR), Korea, South (ROK), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands*, Micronesia Federated States of*, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau*, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna$53
    Europe & EurasiaAaland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom$43
    Middle East/North AfricaAlgeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestinian, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Western Sahara$47
    South & Central AsiaAfghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan$49

    Additional Fees

    ItemMore InformationFee
    Register by phoneAvailable only if registered previously.$15
    Change feeFor changing test center or test date or changing between the SAT and SAT Subject Tests or vice versa$29
    Late registration feeAfter the regular deadline but before the late registration deadline$29
    Waitlist feeIf a student missed last registration date; charged only if allowed inside test center$51

    Score Services and Fees

    ServiceMore InformationFee
    Registration score reports4 registration score reports are available up to 9 days after test date$0
    Additional score report requestScore reports more than 5 or ordered outside of the above time period $12
    Fee waiver available
    Rush orderTo send score reports within two to four business days$31
    Scores by phoneReleased according to the same schedule as online scores$15 (per call)
    Archived (older) scores orderTo retrieve old test scores$31
    SAT Question-and-Answer ServiceTo access test questions from the specified test a student took, the correct answers, scoring instructions, and a form you can use to order a copy of your answer sheet.$18
    SAT Student Answer ServiceProvides a list of question types from the specified test a student took; the level of difficulty and the status of answer$13.50
    Multiple-choice score verificationFor manual or hand scoring of answer sheet$55
    Essay score verificationTo verify any error made in the scanning or processing of the essay scores. If any error is found, the adjusted score is reported and fee will be refunded.$55

    Fee Waiver

    • The defined SAT or SAT service fee can waive for students with low-income families.
    • Available only for citizens of the U.S. or U.S. territories.
    • Students must fulfill one or more of the following criteria to be eligible:
      • Enrolled in or can participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
      • Annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service
      • Enrolled in a federal, state, or local program aiding students from low-income families
      • Family receives public assistance
      • Lives in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or is homeless
      • A ward of the state or an orphan.

    SAT Admission Ticket

    • SAT admission ticket is available for right after fee payment in online registration.
    • Students must provide their admission ticket along with a valid photo-ID at the test center.
    • The admission ticket has the following details –
      • Student Name
      • Student Address
      • Date of Birth
      • Gender
      • High School
      • Test Date
      • Test Type
      • Test Center
      • Registration Number
      • Instructions for Test day

    SAT Admission Ticket

    Special Circumstances

    SAT has special facilities and requirements for students fall under the falling criteria

    Students with Disabilities

    • Such students can request for special accommodations as per their need.
    • Typical accommodation offered are:
    1. Extended time
    2. Computer use for essays
    3. Extra and extended breaks
    4. Reading and seeing accommodations like Large-print test book; Braille test book; Braille graphs; MP3 audio test format; Reader; Magnifier/magnifying machine
    5. Four-function calculator
    6. Students must register with Services for Student with Disabilities.
    7. The process takes up to 7 weeks.
    8. Once register, students receive seven-digit “SSD Eligibility Code” which must be provided during SAT registration.

    Younger Students

    • Students of age 12 or below must register only by mail.
    • Students in eighth grade or below must not include a photo with their registration.
    • If taking SAT as a part of talent search program, student must provide additional documentation provided by the specific talent hunt organizers.
    • Score of eighth grade and below are removed from the student records. To make a permanent record, student must file a request by mail with:
    1. Full identification information
    2. Registration number
    3. Test date
    4. Send the above documents to:

    The College Board SAT Program
    Attention: Talent Search Scores
    P. O. Box 025505
    Miami, FL 33102

    Test-Takers over the Age Of 21

    • Students 21 years or older in age must provide a government-issued photo ID on the day of the test.
    • Expired ID is not accepted.
    • Waitlist option is not available for such students.

    Requesting Sunday Testing

    • Students unable to take test on a Saturday due to religious purpose can request for Sunday testing.
    • A signed letter from religious leader explaining the reason for the request printed on stationary from house of worship is required.
    • First such request requires registration by mail post which registration can be done online.
    • Sunday testing is not available in India and Pakistan.

    Testing Closer to Home

    • Students living more than 75 miles or 120 km away from the nearest test center can request for a test center closer to their home.
    • Students must register by mail using a paper application form.
    • A letter explaining the situation must be included in the mail.
    • Request is not available for late registration.
    • Service is not available in India and Pakistan.

    SAT Waitlist

    • Students who missed the late registration deadline or whose paper registration was not processed on time can request waitlist status.
    • Waitlist status can be request until five days before the test date
    • Waitlisted students are allowed in the test center on first come-first serve basis.
    • Students are seated if any seats and test material is available after the students with confirmed registration are seated.
    • Fee waiver can be availed by students under waitlist.
    • Service unavailable for SAT Subject Tests.

    FAQs on SAT Registration

    Ques.What qualifications are needed to register for SAT?

    Ans. SAT has no defined set of academic or general eligibility criteria. Anyone can register for the SAT.

    Ques.Can one register for both the SAT and SAT Subject Test?

    Ans. Yes, one can register for both the exams. However, one cannot appear for both the SAT and SAT Subject Test on the same day.

    Ques.What means are available to register for SAT?

    Ans. You can register for SAT online on the College Board website or by mail by sending the completed application form to the College Board office.

    Ques.How many times can I register for SAT?

    Ans. You can register for SAT as many times as you want. You can in fact sit for all the scheduled SATs in a year without any restrictions.

    Ques.How many times is the SAT administered in a year?

    Ans. SAT is administered 7 times in a year in the United States and usually 5 times a year in most countries outside the United States.

    Ques.Is it mandatory to create a College Board profile?

    Ans. It is recommended that you have College Board profile for the ease of use.

    Ques.I spelled my name incorrectly in my SAT registration. What must I do?

    Ans. Log in to your College Board profile, click on update my info, correct the spelling your name. Click on update. The spelling of your name will be fixed.

    Ques.I am unable to upload my photograph through online registration for SAT. What do I do?

    Ans. In such a case, you can request an SAT Student Registration Booklet from your counsellor and register by mail.

    Ques.How much does it cost to register for SAT?

    Ans. SAT costs USD 47.50. SAT with Essay costs USD 64.50.

    Ques.Can retake SAT with the previous registration?

    Ans. No, you must register and pay the application fee separately each time you want to take the SAT.

    Ques.How many SAT Subject Tests can register for?

    Ans. You can register all the 20 subject test. However, you can register for only three test for a single day.

    Ques.Where do I get the admission ticket from?

    Ans. SAT admission ticket is available right after the completion of registration. You can print the admission ticket from your College Board profile.

    Ques.I have forgotten the username and password of my College Board profile. What must I do?

    Ans. You can check your email id and search for the confirmation mail you must have received during profile creation or Visit the website and click on forgot username or password option. Enter your registered email. A link will be sent to you to reset your password or/and username.

    Ques.Can I reschedule the registered SAT date?

    Ans. Yes, you can reschedule using your College Board profile or by sending a request by mail to the College Board office.

    Ques.I no longer want to sit for SAT but I want to switch to SAT Subject Test. Is it possible?

    Ans. Yes, College Board allows students to switch from SAT to SAT Subject Test or SAT to SAT with Essay or vice versa. Students need to pay service charges and can make the changes using their College Board profiles.

    Ques.I am below 13 years in age. Can I appear for the SAT?

    Ans. Yes, you can appear for the SAT. You can register only by mail and must not include photograph in your registration.

    Ques.Is it mandatory to upload a photograph for the SAT registration?

    Ans. Yes, for students 13 years or above in age must include a front facing photograph in their registration. It is used for verification purposes at the test center on the test day.

    Ques.What can I do if my house to far from the nearest available test center?

    Ans. You can request a test center closer to home in case the nearest available test center is more than 75 miles or 120 km away from your home.

    Ques.I cannot appear for the SAT on a Saturday due to Sabbath observation. What can I do?

    Ans. In case a student cannot take the test on a Saturday due to any religious reasons, they can request for Sunday testing. They must file a request signed by their religious head and send the application to the College Board.

    Ques.Can I request for special accommodation on account of my physical disability?

    Ans. Yes, you can request special accommodation. The request must be made with Services for Students with Disabilities. The procedure takes up to 7 weeks to complete.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



    Ankit Barana

    I got 96.33% marks on average so, which grade point should I select A or A+?

    07 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ankit, 95% or above is considered as A , thus, you would select A .

    07 Nov, 2019 10:57
    Gneya Chaudhari

    Is passport required while filling the form?

    07 Oct, 2019 18:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Gneya, yes, passport is essential while filling up the application form.

    07 Oct, 2019 18:11

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