Register For SAT Exam





When And How To Register For SAT?

SAT helps in realizing the aspirations of the students to enter into U.S. educational institutions. It is vital that the SAT aspirants know when and how to register for SAT. Also, early registration is a part of proper planning and is very essential to avoid last-minute anxiety. This article describes how to register for SAT exam and the deadlines for the registration.

SAT Test Registration Guidelines and Methods:

Guidelines to register for SAT exam are at http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/sat/sat-paper-registration-guide.pdf. SAT candidates must go through this PDF completely and understand the instructions before going ahead with the registration.

As per the official link http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/register, one can register for SAT exam through mail, phone or online. A government-issued ID card or a valid passport with recent photograph is obligatory for getting admitted to the test centre.

  • Online Registration:
  • This is the easiest method to register for SAT exam. As part of online registration, students are instructed to perform a code search at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-code-search and obtain the list of test centres, from which they can choose the most convenient centre. The main advantage of online registration is that we can get instant confirmation on the test centre availability and the admission ticket is provided online, along with provisions for corrections if any and reprinting.

  • Mail Registration:
  • Paper registrants who don’t have an email id or those requesting for paper admission ticket will have their tickets sent via mail. The payment is to be made by cheque or money order. Paper registration is required under the following circumstances:

    • Requesting to open a nearby test centre
    • If the chosen test centre is one among Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo
    • Registering through an SAT representative (Required in Kenya)
    • Candidate is younger than 13
    • Requesting Sunday testing for first time

  • Phone Registration:
  • Phone registration is possible only for candidates with a previous registration in the system and this is mainly for retaking the test.

    In case there are queries, one can contact College Board SAT Program via e-mail, phone or mail. The contact information is at http://sat.collegeboard.org/contact.

  • Deadlines:
  • SAT is usually conducted during the months – October, November, December, January, March (United States and U.S. territories only), May and June. Generally, the SAT exam is held on the first Saturday of November, December, May and June; the second Saturday of October and March; and the fourth Saturday of January. The following tables illustrate the 2011 and 2012 deadlines to register for SAT exam for U.S and international applicants:

  • For U.S. Applicants:
  • Test Dates

    U.S. Registration Deadlines (The deadlines expire at midnight, Eastern Time)

    Regular

    Late (a fee applies for late registration)

    October 1, 2011

    September 9, 2011

    September 21, 2011

    November 5, 2011

    October 7, 2011

    October 21, 2011

    December 3, 2011

    November 8, 2011

    November 20, 2011

    January 28, 2012

    December 30, 2011

    January 13, 2012

    March 10, 2012

    February 10, 2012

    February 24, 2012

    May 5, 2012

    April 6, 2012

    April 20, 2012

    June 2, 2012

    May 8, 2012

    May 22, 2012


  • For International Applicants:

  • Test Dates

    International Registration Deadlines(The deadlines expire at midnight, Eastern Time)

    Early (international only)

    Regular

    October 1, 2011

    August 23, 2011

    September 9, 2011

    November 5, 2011

    September 27, 2011

    October 7, 2011

    December 3, 2011

    October 25, 2011

    November 8, 2011

    January 28, 2012

    December 20, 2011

    December 30, 2011

    May 5, 2012

    March 27, 2012

    April 6, 2012

    June 2, 2012

    April 24, 2012

    May 8, 2012

Bulk Registration:

An educational institution can perform bulk SAT test registration on behalf of its students. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/register/bulk describes the procedures to register for SAT exam in bulk and the issues with respect to group registration.

Special Cases:

SAT test dates and registration details for special circumstances are available at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/special-circumstances. Information on test cancellations and changing the test date, centre or test type are at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/register/change.

Standby Registration:

Students of age less than 21 years, who missed to register for SAT exam by the late registration deadline, can still take the exam provided there are staff, test material and space available on the test day. It is to be noted that the standby testing is not offered in countries such as Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, Nigeria, Thailand, Togo and Vietnam.

With the SAT registration guidelines and procedures thus described in detail, the candidates can register for the exam as early as possible and start preparing for the exam.




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