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SAT Registration

RARachit Agrawal
Updated OnSep 28, 2020

SAT Registration

The Scholastic assessment test (SAT) is an examination that is conducted to check the readiness of a student for college. The scores of the exam could be considered for getting admission into a college. The test is also comparative. Many aspirants opt for the test in order to check their capability and get a suitable college for them accordingly. 

The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and is pencil and paper-based. The test is standardized in nature and it is administered by the college board. It is required by the students who want to get admission into undergraduate college. The aspirants who are targeting countries such as the USA and Canada particularly give the test. The test comprises of the following main sections of the candidate:

  • Maths
  • Evidence-based reading
  • Writing

SAT test exam pattern

Subjects for SAT Reasoning Test

Number of Questions

Total Duration (mins)

Reading

52

65

Writing & Language

44

35

Mathematics

58

80

Essay (optional)

01

50

Aggregate

155

230

Candidates should practice well beforehand in order to get higher grades in the exam. The exam demands preparedness on the part of the candidate in order to get through with it. For the English portion, the candidate has to work on his/her language skills. Also, the candidate must possess good analytical skills as well to crack the maths portion.

The primary purpose of the exam is to provide valuable data to the college admission offices so that it would become easier for them to assess the candidate and further continue the selection process. The test makes comparisons easier on the basis of scores. Multiple attempts could be taken by the student of the exam if they are not satisfied with their scores. There is no penalty for doing so. There is no particular eligibility for the test.

How to register?

SAT exam is conducted 5 times every year outside U.S. and 7 times every year in the U.S. The registration can be done throughout the year. The deadline has to be followed for booking an upcoming date of the test. There is no eligibility for how to register the SAT exam, though any child under the age of 12 years can only register by mail. There are two processes for how to register for the SAT exam – online and by mail. This is the process for how to register by mail.

  • Take the SAT Student Registration Booklet from a counselor or College Board.
  • Fill the application form with basic details such as name, sex, current board high school code, photo, date of birth, and mailing address.
  • Then choose the test day, type, and write the center code and mention the test fees.
  • Mail the form along with a cheque or money order of total fee using the registration envelope.
  • The mailed form will be directed to the regional offices by the local representative of the SAT in India. 

SAT Registration Dates

The SAT exam dates are held internationally in October, December, March, and May. The subject tests of SAT exam dates are held in the month of October, November, December, May, and June. Sunday testing is not available in India and a valid passport or Aadhar card is required for giving the exam. The SAT Registration dates follow a deadline of 11:59 p.m. as per the Eastern Time, U.S. The SAT registration dates and the deadlines need to be focused as no late registration is accepted for International students.

Test Date

SAT Available

Early Registration via Representative

Registration Deadline

Deadline for changes

March 14, 2020

Yes

January 29, 2020

February 14, 2020

March 3, 2020

May 2, 2020

Yes

March 18, 2020

April 3, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 6, 2020

Yes

April 22, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 27, 2020

SAT Registration Fee

The SAT registration fee is only accepted by credit card or PayPal and cheque and money order should only be drawn for U.S. banks otherwise it will be rejected. Cash is strictly prohibited for the SAT registration fee. The basic fee for the exam is $49.50 - $64.50 but it varies based on the countries. Indian applicants would have to pay around $113.5 with an essay or $98.5 without an essay. As per Indian rupees, it comes around to be Rs.6996 – Rs.8062 per application.

Fee format –

  • SAT registration fee without essay - $49.50
  • SAT registration fee with essay - $64.50
  • Non-U.S. Regional Fees - $49

SAT Registration Online

SAT registration online can be done simply by accessing the www.collegeboard.org. SAT registration online can be done only if the candidate is above 12 years of age. The candidate will be required to submit their high school details, extra-curricular details, and other academic details. The test center and the test date has to be chosen by the candidate. 

Steps for SAT Registration Online –

  1. Visit www.collegeboard.org and create an account.
  2. Submit your personal details.
  3. Create your student profile by giving the academic, high-school and extra-curricular details.
  4. Select the test center and date accordingly.
  5. Upload your picture and pay the fees using a credit card or PayPal.

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines for 2020

Test Date

Test Available

SAT Registration Deadline

August 29, 2020

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

July 31, 2020

September 26, 2020

SAT Test

August 26, 2020

October 3, 2020

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

September 4, 2020

November 7, 2020

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

n/a

December 5, 2020

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

November 5, 2020

March 13, 2021

SAT Test

February 12, 2021

May 8, 2021

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

April 8, 2021

June 5, 2021

SAT Test

SAT Subject Test

n/a

Given are the steps to be followed to register for the SAT examination online in India:

  • Visit the college board official website (www.collegeboard.org)
  • Next, create your account/ Login ID
  • Fill out all the required information
  • Select the exam you want to give along with the test center.
  • Upload your clear picture
  • Submit the application fees

The SAT exam registration fee in Indian rupees is around Rs. 6200 – 7000.

Students can also register for the exam offline with the help of mail but online mode is somewhat more convenient. Below I have mentioned the steps to register for the SAT exam offline.

There are multiple test centers for the exam which I have mentioned below:

  • New Delhi
  • Banglore
  • Cochin
  • Pune
  • Mussoorie
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai

Given below are the steps to register for the SAT exam offline through mail

  • The first and foremost step is to go through the registration guide that is ‘The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests’.
  • The guide contains the registration form and an envelope to return it.
  • Fill out all the details asked in the registration form
  • Then send the form along with the DD( Demand draft).
  • Mail the form to USIEF ( Local representative of SAT) office.

The number of seats is limited at the SAT test centers which are why many candidates do prior booking for the test. So that they can give the test without any difficulty.

The registration for the SAT exam can be canceled as well. However, the refund will be only partial if the aspirant has requested a cancellation after five days. Usually, the refund is 1/5th of the total fees paid. So if you are looking forward to canceling your SAT registration you can go for the given option. The aspirant can contact the customer service center for cancellation purposes. The aspirant can also reschedule the test anytime he/she want.

The total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the scores of all the main sections, which are maths, evidence reading, and writing, it ranges from 400 – 1600. The SAT score is valid for a period of 5 years. A candidate uses his/her test score for the given period of time without any worry of being discarded by the college or educational institution. For getting a good SAT to score there are tons of preparation material available online which the aspirant can avail and get benefitted from.

Contact information-

  • Fax: (610) 290-8978
  • Overnight U.S. Postal Service Express Mail (the US only): SAT Score Cancellation, P.O. Box 6228, Princeton, NJ 08541-6228
  • Overnight mail service or courier (US or international): SAT Score Cancellation, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618, USA

FAQs

Q. How do I register for the SAT?

SAT registration is done through four stages –

  1. Create an account on www.collegeboard.org.
  2. Fill-up the application form.
  3. Select the test center and date.
  4. Pay the necessary changes.

Q. When can I register for SAT 2020?

Registration can be done anytime before the deadline mentioned in www.collegeboard.org website. The deadline for registration is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, U.S. Registration for SAT 2020 has already started.

Q. When can I register for the SAT?

There are no eligibility criteria for the SAT exam. So, anyone of any age with or without any qualification can register for the SAT. 

Q. How can I apply for SAT in India?

SAT can be registered in India through www.collegeboard.org. Candidates need to create a profile and fill-up the form. The fees can be paid through credit card, PayPal or online funds transfer. Every candidate needs to submit their passport or Aadhar card for applying for the SAT exam.

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Rachit Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.