SAT Testing Centers

How to Select the Most Appropriate SAT Testing Center

SAT Testing Centers

The testing centers of SAT are spread evenly all around the US and US territories to enable test-takers to sit for the test and find a test center nearest to their residence. Not only for the US and for US territory students, but also the global test-takers get ample test-centers close to their homes. The College Board website can help you trace the
testing centers for SAT. Those of you, who are filling up the paper registration form, can find out their testing centers from the SAT Code List booklet. However, it is highly recommended that the codes be updated with the current test center codes. As the book is upgraded only in the springtime, it is better that you find the test centers by simply using the Student Code Search. How you would proceed in finding your test center and how you would use the Student Code Search, are all discussed in the following parts:

How To Find a SAT Testing Center?

Using the Student Code Search is the best and tireless way to get hold of the testing centers of SAT. While registering for the test, you need to know about the test center code. You shall receive this code if your try the Code Search option available in the College Board website. You have to provide relevant details about your location in the drop down menu and get the available test centers around your area. These College Board (CEEB) codes are mandatory while filling up registration forms of the test. You can choose to use these codes while sending your test scores or you can use these codes while registering online.

The Student Code Search

The Student Code Search lets you search codes varying in country code, college code or scholarship code, etc. Therefore, at first, you need to change the search criteria for the code search. You have to change the default search ‘by country, into ‘by test centers’. Once you have done that, the website will offer you four drop down boxes. In the following, you will get to know about the functions for each of these drop-down boxes:

  • Your test date:

    In this drop-down box, you will find the date of the upcoming SAT test. If it is set to your desired test date, then leave it untouched. Otherwise, click on the drop-down box, to select your desired test date.

  • Country:

    As apparent from the name, you have to provide the name of your country. If you are a test-taker from the United States, then click on the drop-down box to select “United States’. However, if you are testing from anywhere else than the US, then select your country from this drop-down box.

  • State:

    This drop-down box is mostly functional for the US. As the US is divided into 50 states, the test taker has to specify the name of the state to which he belongs. Test takers hailing from any other countries, with similar political structure as the US can select their state from this drop box. Otherwise, the ‘select’ drop box is inoperative.

  • City (optional):

    This drop down box lets the test taker to specify their city name to narrow down the search. Although this option is mostly not needed, it becomes helpful when test-takers find difficulty in locating their centers.

    Once you are done with your selections, move down to the ‘search’ bar and click. Once the College Board website is done searching, you will get a list of all the test locations, which are available to host the SAT. In addition to the names of the test centers, you will get the test center code, which you will need for completing your test registration.

    The above article gives you directions for finding the testing centers of SAT. However, you may read more about the test locations and ways how the College Board coordinate the exam.