SAT Test Registration

When Should I Take The SAT?

Most high school students take the SAT during the spring of their junior year of high school.  Some students choose to the exam again during the fall of their senior year once they’ve become familiar with the exam and its content.

However, you should take the exam more than twice. Generally colleges will consider the score of each attempt on the SAT exam.

SAT Test Registration

The SAT test registration process can be tricky.  Since the SAT exam is developed, owned, and published by The College Board, in order to register for the SAT exam, you have to sign-up on the website.

In order to do this, you have to create a user name and password.  But, the good news is that it’s FREE to sign up.  There are also a lot of free study tools and resources found on this website as well.  Here’s where you can go to get started:

SAT Test Registration Dates for 2011*

1.     January 22, 2011

  • Test Offered – SAT & SAT Subject Tests
  • Regular Registration Closes – December 23, 2010
  • Late Registration Closes – January 7, 2011
  • Scores Available via Internet – February 11, 2011

2.     March 12, 2011

  • Test Offered – SAT Subject Tests ONLY
  • Regular Registration Closes – February 11, 2011
  • Late Registration Closes – February 25, 2011
  • Scores Available via Internet – April 1, 2011

3.     May 7, 2011

  • Test Offered – SAT & SAT Subject Tests
  • Regular Registration Closes – April 8, 2011
  • Late Registration Closes – April 22, 2011
  • Scores Available via Internet – May 27, 2011

4.     June 4, 2011

  • Test Offered – SAT & SAT Subject Tests
  • Regular Registration Closes – May 6, 2011
  • Late Registration Closes – May 20, 2011
  • Scores Available via Internet – June 24, 2011

*For the most up-to-date information, please visit the College Board website directly.

What Should I Take With Me To The SAT Exam?

What To Take:

  • SAT Admissions Ticket
  • Two #2 Pencils
  • Photo ID
  • Calculator
  • Watch (to keep track of time)
  • Drink/Snack (for break time)

What To Leave:

  • Scratch paper
  • Notes, Books, or Dictionaries
  • Cell Phone, Pager, iPod, MP3 Player, etc.
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Camera
  • Compass, Ruler, Protractor, etc.

If you have other SAT Test Registration related questions, either visit the College Board’s website directly or talk directly with your school counselor.

Good Luck!

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Lauren Anderson is a certified school counselor who's passionate about helping students all over the world successfully transition from high school to college! After spending 6 years as a business professional, she obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling and now spends her spare time helping students.

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