How to Register for the SAT


The College Board conducts SAT and SAT Subject Tests at centers around the world each year. To register for SAT and SAT Subject Tests, you must first set up a free account on College Board’s website. You should provide your personal details like name, gender, date of birth, email id, high school graduation month and year, and the name of your high school. You must choose a username and password, mention your permanent address and fill in parent information. Make sure that all the information you enter matches with that on your passport.

After you’re done setting up your account, browse through SAT website. Make a note of all the colleges that you’re interested in. Talk to an admissions counsellor and prepare a list of the colleges that suit your profile the best. Now take a look at SAT Exam Dates in India. Make sure to register well before the deadline.

Now you’re ready to begin your registration. There are two ways to register for the SAT: by mail or online.

  • By Mail

    Registration by mail is also known as paper registration. According to College Board, you may register for the SAT by mail if you are:

    1. Requesting testing closer to home (not available in India and Pakistan)
    2. Requesting Sunday testing for the first time (not available in India and Pakistan)
    3. Younger than 13 years

      Unable to upload your photo digitally while registering online

      Registering via an international representative

    Ask your school counsellor for Student Registration Booklet for SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Fill in the attached form according to instructions given in the booklet and tape an acceptable photo in the space provided. Once you complete the form, place it along with the cheque/international money order into the return envelope given in the booklet and mail it to College Board. Make sure that your form reaches College Board well before the registration deadline. You will receive your admission ticket several weeks before the exam.

  • Online mode

    Most Indian students register online for the SAT. To register online you need to log in to your account. Fill in all your details. Make sure that your personal information matches with that on your ID. Decide when you want to take the exam and whether you want to take it with or without Essay. We normally recommend that students take the SAT with Essay. Upload an acceptable photo. You can pay the fees of $113.50 with the help of any of the following methods: credit card, PayPal, cheque, money order or bank draft. Once you are done, you can download and print your admission ticket.

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