What Will I Need for the SAT Registration Form?

Instructor: Laura Melega
The College Board's SAT registration process requires providing personal, family and academic information. Learn what you need to complete the application process as well as information about test dates, registration deadlines, and study tips to help ensure success on the SAT.

SAT Registration Requirements

Although you can register for the SAT by mail, for most students registering online is the easiest and quickest way. Students can also register by phone, but there is an additional $15 fee for students who choose to register this way. The online registration process takes about 20 minutes to complete. The first step is creating a free College Board account, which requires answering a few questions and creating a username and password. If you register by mail, you'll need to check with your high school counselor for application information.

Once you have created your online account, you will be asked for the following details:

Personal Information* Grade point average
* Academic areas of interest
* Parents' or guardians' education
* Household income levels
High School Academic and Extracurricular Information* Current high school transcript data
* Clubs and extracurricular activities
* What type of college you hope to attend
* Possible areas of study
Digital Photo* Clearly recognizable digital photo (showing only you) for your SAT exam entrance ticket
* Upload as a .jpg, .png or .gif file
Test Date and Location* Select the best date and test center location because changing your date and/or location after registration will require you to pay an additional fee
Payment Information* Credit card
* PayPal account
* Bank draft
* Personal check (Registration by mail only)

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

The SAT is offered on Saturdays seven times a year in the United States:

  • August
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • March
  • May
  • June

The SAT is offered on Saturdays four times at international sites:

  • October
  • December
  • March
  • May

The SAT registration deadline is usually one month prior to the exam date. Students who apply late will need to pay a late fee. Late registration ends approximately two weeks before the exam date. For students testing outside of the United States, there is no option for late registration.

SAT Preparation

The SAT evaluates your abilities in mathematics, critical reading and writing. Studying these concepts in advance of your test date can help you excel on the test and demonstrate your readiness for college.

The SAT Prep: Practice and Study Guide delivers more than 200 engaging and easy-to-follow video lessons, with flexibility that fits your schedule. Available in a mobile-friendly format, each video lesson comes with a quiz so you can easily test your knowledge of the subjects you're studying. You'll also get information about registration, scoring, test structure and what you can bring with you for the test.

SAT Subject Tests

Depending on your chosen college major, you might need to or want to take one of the SAT Subject Tests to show your knowledge of a particular subject. The following study guides offer the same convenience and features as the SAT Prep course:

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