Registration for SAT

Published On: 26 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 12 Mar 2013

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:-

Registrations for SAT

Register Online:

The quickest and easiest way to register:

  • Choose your test date and test center in real time.
  • Receive immediate registration confirmation.
  • Get 24-hour access to registration for printing or correcting your Admission Ticket.

Register by Mail:

You need to register by mail if you:

  • Pay by check or money order (payable to "The College Board").
  • Are younger than 13 years old
  • Register for Sunday testing for the first time due to a religious observance.
  • Request that we open a test center nearer to your home.
  • Cannot upload a digital photo as part of the online registration process
  • Take the test in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria or Togo.
  • Register through an SAT representative (required in Kenya).
  • To register by mail, you need The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, which is available from your school counselor. The Guide includes a registration form and return envelope.
  • When filling out the form, you may need a College Board code number for college majors, college and scholarship programs, test centers or high schools. To find these numbers, use our Code Search tool or the code list from your counselor.

Photo Requirements

You must submit a photo with your registration for the SAT. The photo you provide will become part of your Admission Ticket.

Waitlist Registration:

  • Standby test taking is not permitted. In some cases, you can request waitlist status if you miss the last registration deadline, or if your paper registration has been returned unprocessed without enough time to resubmit it.
  • This is only available online -you cannot use the paper registration form or call Customer Service.
  • You can choose only one test center and one test type (SAT or SAT Subject Tests) on any particular test administration date.
  • Waitlist status may be available beginning from the last registration deadline up until five days before test day. Those on the waitlist are seated after all regularly registered test-takers have been admitted and if sufficient test materials, staff and seating are available.Test registration on test day at the test center is not available.  

Home-Schooled Student Registration:

  • Home-schooled students can register online or by mail. When prompted for a high school code, enter: 970000.
  • Students schooled at home who do not have acceptable photo identification should download and print out a Student ID Form. Complete the form and take it to a notary public for validation. A current photo must be attached to the form, in the area indicated, before the form is notarized. This form must be dated and is good for only one year. You will be asked to sign the Student ID Form again at the test center.

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