Registering for the SAT

Registering for the SAT

If you plan on attending college in the U.S., you need to take the SAT. Registration for the SAT is required. If you're not sure where to start, check out this step-by-step how to:

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 60 minutes
Here's How:
  1. Set a Date
    You should register for the SAT at least six weeks before you want to take the test. This will increase your chances of being able to take the SAT at your choice of location and time. It will also enable you to avoid paying late registration fees.

    Test dates are offered in certain months between October and June. Test dates are available at
  2. Choose a Test Center
    Once you have decided upon a date, you can choose a test center. SAT tests are typically administered at high schools, colleges, and tech institutes. It is a good idea to pick a test center that is close to your home. You don't want to face a long commute before the test. To find a test center near you, speak to your school guidance counselor or click here to search online.
  3. Register for the Test
    To register by mail, you will need an SAT Registration Booklet. This booklet contains registration deadlines, forms, fees, questionnaire instructions, and other registration information. Your school guidance counselor will have copies of the booklet on hand.

    To register online, go to You will be given access to online registration forms, questionnaire instructions, and other registration information.

Top SAT Prep Books
 Top SAT Prep Books
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