Registration for SAT

Published On: 26 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 04 Sep 2014

The Scholastic Aptitude Test also known as the SAT I is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning which is accepted for admissions in U. S. colleges.  The test is conducted for admission into undergraduate programs of US universities. However most of the universities ask you to take SAT-II tests as well. The SAT is administered by the US based "College Entrance Examination Board". The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June.

When to take the SAT:

Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice - in the spring as a junior and in the fall as a senior. Most students improve their score the second time they take the SAT.

Candidates can register for SAT test by any of the following methods:-

Registration and Requirements

Registration for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests takes place online on the College Board website. The deadline to register is roughly 4 weeks before a test date, but students are encouraged to complete their registration well in advance, to ensure that they get a seat at a test center of their choice. There are currently more than 40 test centers spread across more than 20 cities in India. The complete list of centers can be viewed by students when they are registering online.

The SAT costs Indian students $94.50 (there could be additional costs for extra services chosen by students). The Subject Tests cost lesser.

Students in India are currently not permitted to take the tests without a valid passport. Before registering, students should ensure they will have a valid passport on the day of testing. Expired passports, or letters from the Passport Office stating the Passport is in process of being issued are not acceptable. Only those students carrying a valid passport to the test center will be allowed to take the test.

Test Results

Test Results are typically released within 4-5 weeks of the test administration, and can be viewed online. Students can choose to send their test scores to colleges of their choice. They also have the option to cancel their test score, or withhold them from being sent to certain colleges. 

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