1 Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests See important requirements on page 1! sat.org/register
2 Contacting Customer Service General Inquiries: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) Summer hours (after the June test through the end of August): Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. 8 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) Phone Toll Free: From international locations: Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Inquiries: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) TTY for students who are deaf or hard of hearing Mail (Do NOT mail registrations to this address.) The College Board SAT Program P.O. Box Miami, FL Phone Phone Toll Free: From international locations: About the College Board The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. For further information, visit
3 Important Requirements Test Registration and Test Center Admission The SAT Program s policies are designed to give every student a fair and equitable opportunity to demonstrate college readiness and to prevent anyone from gaining an unfair advantage. There are several requirements that apply to the registration and test center admission process to help ensure the integrity of the SAT. Test-Taker Photographs 1 You must submit a photo with your registration for SAT exams. ANY REGISTRATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PHOTO CANNOT BE PROCESSED. (Test-takers in the eighth grade or below are exempt from this requirement.) If you have any questions or concerns about the photo requirement, you should contact Customer Service at least 30 days prior to your intended test date. Information Required at Registration Certain information is required to register, including your 2 high school (or current school status), grade level, gender and date of birth. Online registrations cannot be completed without this information, and paper registrations will be returned unprocessed if any of this information is missing. Admission Tickets and Acceptable Photo ID Are 3 Required for Entry to Test Center You must bring your Admission Ticket to the test center no one can be admitted without one. You must also bring acceptable photo identification (see page 32). All of the identifying information that you provide during registration, including your photo, will be displayed on your Admission Ticket. The test center staff will match the information on your Admission Ticket and your photo ID with the test center roster to confirm your registration and identity. You cannot be admitted to the test center if any of the information does not match. Standby Testing Is Not Allowed 4 You may not register at the test center to test standby on the day of the test. See page 6 for options you may have if you miss the last registration deadline. Test Day Changes Are Not Allowed 5 You may not make changes to your test center, test date or test type on the day of the test. See Section 5 on pages for more information. Take Time to Read and Understand Our Test Security and Fairness Policies When you register to take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and will comply with our Test Security and Fairness policies and agree to all policies and procedures in this Guide Registration Guide 1
5 1. About SAT Program Tests The SAT The SAT is more than just a test that measures what you learned in high school; it is an essential passport for your college admission journey. The SAT is what colleges want to showcase your skills and potential. Originally developed to increase access to college for all students, the SAT is the most widely used admission test among colleges and universities. It is offered at least seven times a year in the United States and U.S. territories, and six times a year internationally. Here is an overview of the content and timing of the SAT: Content Extended Reasoning Literal Comprehension Vocabulary in Context Sentence Completions Total Number and Operations Algebra and Functions Geometry and Measurement Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability Total Essay Improving Sentences Identifying Sentence Errors Improving Paragraphs Total No. of Questions Reading Mathematics Writing Time 70 minutes: two 25-minute subsections one 20-minute subsection 70 minutes: two 25-minute subsections one 20-minute subsection 60 minutes: one 25-minute essay one 25-minute subsection one 10-minute subsection SAT Subject Tests The SAT Subject Tests are one-hour tests in English, history, mathematics, sciences and languages. These tests give you an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and showcase achievement in specific subject areas. By including these tests in your application portfolio, you can help to differentiate yourself and provide a more complete picture about your interests. Some schools require or recommend SAT Subject Tests as part of the admission process to assess a student s academic preparation for college. Some schools use them for placement or to advise a student in picking course subjects and levels. Depending on your score and your chosen college s policies, you may be able to place out of a beginner class or satisfy a basic requirement in certain subjects Registration Guide 3
6 2. Registering for the Tests Throughout this Guide, references to SAT and SAT Program refer to both SAT and SAT Subject Tests, unless otherwise noted. Registering Online Go to sat.org/register, or ask your counselor for flyers that explain how to locate and use online services and information from the SAT Program. Registering online lets you: 4 Know immediately what center is available for you, before you pay for your registration. Have 24-hour access to your Admission Ticket to print for test day. Easily order score reports and use Score Choice to select scores to send from prior test dates. Registering by Paper Although online registration is the best way to register, in the following cases you may have to register by paper. To pay by check or money order If you are younger than 13 To request Sunday testing for the first time (Repeat Sunday test-takers can register online or by phone. Phone registration requires an additional fee.) To request to open a test center nearer to your home If you are unable to upload a digital photo of yourself as part of the online registration process To register through an SAT Representative Restrictions that apply in certain countries may also require paper registrations. See page 7 for more information. How to Register by Paper Read this section for important details about payment and other things you need to know. Pay attention to the deadlines. Use the enclosed form to register and mail it with payment in the return envelope, which is already addressed to the SAT Program. See the chart on page 8 for step-by-step instructions for completing the form. Domestic Test-Takers: If you are registering to test in the U.S. or U.S. territories, your registration must be POSTMARKED by the deadline. If you miss the regular deadline, you may submit your registration up to the late registration deadline for an additional fee. If postmarked after the late deadline, your registration will be processed for the next available test date, if possible. International Test-Takers: Mail your registration in time to ARRIVE by the deadline. If received after the deadline, your registration will be processed for the next available test date, if possible. Register by the EARLY registration deadline if you are requesting that we open a test center nearer to your home or registering through an SAT International agent.
7 Testing on Sunday You can request to test on a Sunday if you can t test on Saturday because of religious observance, as explained below. 1. In Item 9 on the form, enter code as your first-choice test center. Leave the second-choice test center blank. 2. Include a letter of explanation signed by your cleric on letterhead from your house of worship. 3. For subsequent Sunday registrations made online or by phone, a letter will not be needed. You will always need to include a letter, however, when you register for Sunday testing by paper. Important Notes About Sunday Testing: You may only request Sunday testing if your religious observance prohibits your ability to test on a published Saturday test date, and this conflict is validated by an official clergy letter. Sunday testing is not available as an alternative to Saturday testing for individuals who would normally test on Saturday. If this is the first time you have ever registered for Sunday testing, you must register by paper. Once your request is on file, future registrations can be submitted online or by phone without the letter from your cleric. However, every time you register by paper, you must include a copy of your cleric s letter. If you have already registered to test on Saturday and need to change to Sunday testing, contact Customer Service. Sunday testing is not available in certain countries. See page 7 or go to sat.org/international. What to Do If There Is No Test Center Close to You If you live more than 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the closest test center, you can request that we try to open a center closer to your home. Follow these steps: 1. In Item 9 on the form, enter code as your first-choice test center. Leave the second-choice test center blank. 2. Include a letter describing your situation. (This is mandatory with every registration requesting testing closer to home.) Important Notes About Requesting a Closer Center: You must register by paper for this kind of request, and the letter of explanation is required. For international testers, requests to test closer to home are available only for testing in November through May. Requests cannot be made after the regular registration deadline. International requests must be received by the early registration deadline. Testing closer to home is not offered in certain countries. See page 7 or go to sat.org/international. We will do our best to meet your needs, but there is no guarantee that your request can be accommodated Registration Guide 5
8 What to Do If You Miss the Last Registration Deadline: Waitlist Status If you miss the last registration deadline, or if your paper registration has been returned unprocessed without enough time to resubmit it, you may be able to go online to request a Waitlist status. This status is available in most areas after the last registration deadline up until five days before test day. Unregistered individuals will not be admitted to the test center under any circumstances. Test registration on test day at the test center is not available. Waitlist requests are subject to the following conditions: Waitlist requests can only be made through your online account; you cannot request Waitlist status by paper or by calling Customer Service. You can request Waitlist status for only one test center on any particular test administration date. You can request Waitlist status for only one test type (SAT or SAT Subject Tests) on any particular test administration date. Accommodations must be arranged in advance to ensure they are in place and available on test day. If you are approved to test with accommodations, it is possible that there may be enough materials and space available for you to take the test on a Waitlist basis with the approved accommodations. However, in most cases specialized test formats and equipment will not be available. You must provide credit card information at the time you request Waitlist status. You will be charged any applicable registration fees, including the Waitlist fee, only if you are admitted to the test center on test day. The credit card you submit for payment will be preauthorized $1.00 upon processing of your Waitlist request. This preauthorization charge will be removed within five business days after you submit your request. All normal registration requirements apply, including the need to upload an acceptable photo. You must be able to print your Waitlist Ticket; it cannot be mailed to you. Requesting Waitlist status does not guarantee you a seat on test day. You will be admitted to the test center on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by when you arrive at the center, not by when you requested Waitlist status. Waitlist test-takers are seated only after all regularly registered test-takers have been admitted and only if sufficient test materials, staff and seating are available. The Test Center Supervisor makes all decisions regarding who is admitted to the test center on test day, and those decisions are final. 6
9 Important Information About Waitlist Status: Arrive early on test day. Admission of test-takers in Waitlist status occurs strictly on a first-come, first-served basis and only if sufficient materials, staff and seating are available. To be admitted with a Waitlist Ticket, you must present an acceptable school- or government-issued photo ID from the country in which you are testing. You must bring the required printed Waitlist Ticket, along with acceptable photo identification with you on test day. You cannot make any changes to your Waitlist request on test day. If you are admitted to the test center, you must test exactly as specified on your Waitlist Ticket. Although every effort will be made to seat test-takers who request Waitlist status, we cannot guarantee that sufficient test materials, staff and seating will be available. WAITLIST RESTRICTIONS: Fee waivers cannot be used to request Waitlist status. Waitlist status is not offered for Language with Listening Subject Tests. All other SAT Subject Tests are available for Waitlist status requests. Waitlist status is not offered for first-time Sunday testing. Waitlist status is not permitted in certain countries. See below. Waitlist status is not permitted for test-takers age 21 or older. Restrictions Applying to Some International Registrations Please note the following restrictions that may apply to your registration options. If registering through an SAT Representative, you cannot pay by credit card. If testing in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria or Togo, you cannot pay by credit card. If testing in Kenya, you must register through an SAT International Representative (see page 48). You cannot register online, and you cannot pay by credit card. If testing in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Korea, Macau, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand, Togo or Vietnam, Waitlist status is not permitted. If testing in India or Pakistan, you cannot request Sunday testing or testing closer to home Registration Guide 7
10 Completing the Paper Form Required items are shown in bold font with a symbol! next to the field name. We will return your registration unprocessed if required items are not included. Item! 1 Photo Note: See page 10 for information on providing test-taker photographs. Instructions and Notes You must provide a photo of yourself when registering. Affix your photo over the barcode. If the photo does not meet the requirements listed, your registration will be rejected.! 2 Name Enter your FULL legal name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID. It MUST EXACTLY match your ID or you will not be admitted on test day. Blanks, hyphens and apostrophes are allowed. Once your registration has been processed, you cannot change the name on the registration without calling Customer Service. (Note: Middle initials are optional, but if provided, must match your photo ID.)! 3 Sex Fill in the correct oval.! 4 Date of Birth Use MMDDYYYY format (e.g., ).! 5 College Board High School Code Note: An invalid code will result in your registration being returned to you unprocessed.! 6 Current Grade Level! 7 Country Code You must provide the correct high school code. Your high school will have access to your registration information and will automatically receive an official SAT score report with your scores. Your counselor can provide your code, or look it up at collegeboard.org/sat-codes. If you are schooled at home, enter If you do not have a high school code, enter (in the U.S. or U.S. territories) or (in international locations). You must provide your current grade level. Fill in as directed on the Registration Form. Country codes are available online at collegeboard.org/sat-codes or from your counselor.! 8 Test Date Select the test month. If you miss the deadline (see back cover), you will automatically be registered for the next available test date, if possible.! 9 Test Center Codes Note: Test centers fill up quickly register early.! 10 Mailing Address Codes are available from your counselor or online at collegeboard.org/sat-codes. Indicate a first and second choice. For Sunday testing or requests to open a test center closer to home, see page 5. We cannot process your registration without a full address. Indicate whether your address is in the U.S./U.S. territories or international by filling in the appropriate oval. Fill in Item 7 for international locations. Use standard abbreviations (such as ST for street ) to fit your address in the available spaces. Leave a space before a fraction, and use a diagonal line: 8
11 11 Expected HS Graduation 12a and 12b Score Reports to Colleges and Programs Note: See page 12 for more information on sending scores. 13 Other Services and Fees Note: See page 12 for more information about Other Services and Fees.! 14 Test Type and Fees Note: See page 13 for more information about Choosing Your Test Type. 15 Publications Note: See page 14 for more information about Ordering Publications. Fill in as directed on the Registration Form. Codes are available online at collegeboard. org/sat-codes or from your counselor. Your registration includes four score reports at no extra charge. 1. Fill in the appropriate ovals and print the fees in the boxes to: Order additional score reports in 13a. Order QAS or SAS in 13b. If applicable, include other fees in 13c, such as a late fee or regional fee if testing outside the U.S. Be sure to look up your center s country in the region list (see pages 50 52) before indicating the Non-U.S. Regional Fee owed. 2. Add all the fees and enter the sum in Other Services & Fees Total. 3. Enter the Other Services & Fees Total in Item 17a. Make sure you include all additional fees that you owe, or your registration may be delayed or returned unprocessed. If you choose to take the SAT, mark the oval for 14a, print the fee, and enter the fee in Item 17b. If you choose to take SAT Subject Tests, mark the oval for 14b, then figure out your fees as follows: 1. Fill in the oval next to each test (up to three) that you plan to take. 2. Add the subtotal of test fees one fee for each test registered for (note the larger fee for a Language with Listening Test). 3. Enter the basic fee. 4. Add these two numbers and enter the sum in Subject Test Fees Total. Your total sum should be in the range of $37.50 and $ Also enter this total in Item 17b. Be sure to verify your state's tax rate before indicating your order. Enter the Publications Total in Item 17c. For domestic orders only. International orders for publications must be placed online. 16 Address We strongly recommend that you provide an address so that we can contact you with important information. Provide an address to receive an ed link to your Admission Ticket and important notices such as test center closings. Fill in the oval next to I would like to also receive a paper ticket if you want us to mail you a ticket.! 17 Totals Note: See page 15 for more information about Adding Up the Fees. 1. Put your totals from Items 13, 14 and 15 in the appropriate boxes in Item If you are subject to international taxes, add in that amount in 17d. 3. Add the amounts in 17a, 17b, 17c, and 17d, and enter the total in the boxes labeled TOTAL. Please add your total carefully. If the fees enclosed are insufficient, your registration will be returned to you unprocessed Registration Guide 9
12 18 Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JBC or Discover/ Diner's Club Card Number Note: See page 7 for restrictions on credit card payments. 19 Student Search Service Note: See page 17 for more information. 20 Social Security Number 21 SAT Questionnaire! 22 Statement and Signature If you are paying by credit card, you must fill out this section completely. Your credit card information will be secured and used only for the current transactions related to your registration, after which it will be removed from our system. If you have not previously signed up for Student Search Service, we strongly recommend that you do so by filling in the oval for "Yes." If you do not answer, your current participation status will not change. You can provide a U.S. Social Security number if you have one. This is a unique number and helps us confirm your identity. You are not required to provide your Social Security number. See page 18 for information about why the SAT Questionnaire is important to you, and for instructions about completing it. Copy the statement and sign the form. Forms that are not signed are subject to being returned unprocessed. IMPORTANT Notes About Your Paper Registration You cannot change the name you registered under, your date of birth, your gender or your photo on a registration once it has been processed without contacting Customer Service. (See page 27.) Make sure all required fields are completed, and that your name, gender, date of birth and photo accurately represent the identifying information and photo on the ID you intend to present on test day. See Section 4 if registering to test with accommodations. Photo Requirements for Registration You are required to submit a photo with your SAT registration. REGISTRATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED WITHOUT A PHOTO CANNOT BE PROCESSED. The photo you provide will become part of your Admission Ticket. See pages for more information about how your personal information, including your photo, may be used. If you have any concerns about the photo requirement, you should contact Customer Service at least 30 days prior to your intended test date. Note: You are not required to provide a photo if you are in the 8th grade or below. Please do not include one with your registration in this case. Choosing an Acceptable Photo Here are some guidelines for choosing your photo. See the enclosed flyer for information about photos. (More flyers are available in your counseling office.) Your photo must be properly focused with a full-face view, be clearly identifiable as you, and match your 10
13 appearance on test day. If your photo is not easily recognizable as you, we cannot admit you to the test center. You can use any photo that conforms to these requirements. For example you can use an existing digital photo, scan in a school picture or passport-type picture, or take a new picture with a digital camera or smart phone. Your appearance in the photo must match how you will look on the day of the test. If you present a photo that doesn't resemble you closely, you cannot be admitted to the test center. Choose a photo that: Shows only you there cannot be any other people in the image Shows your head and shoulders only, fully facing the camera Does not have anything obscuring your face, such as hair, hands, shadows or glare Is easily recognizable as you and matches how you will appear on test day Is properly focused; it should not appear fuzzy, grainy or have visible pixels Is properly exposed to eliminate shadows and "hotspots" If mailing a photo with the paper registration form, your printed photo must match the size requirements of at least 2 x 2 inches and no more than 2.5 x 3 inches. Make sure that head coverings, prescription glasses or other articles do not disqualify your photo: If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, it may be worn for your photo. However, your full face must be visible, and the hat or covering must not cast any shadows on your face. If you wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo. Avoid glare from the eyeglasses by tilting them slightly downward, by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash. Sunglasses are not acceptable in your photo. Submitting Your Photo Ask your counselor to assist you if you need help providing a photo. If you scan or print a photo, make sure that the resulting copy is clear and sharp. It will be added to your Admission Ticket, and if the result is blurry or hard to recognize, you cannot be admitted to the test center. If you are registering by paper: Do not use a laminated photo (such as on an ID card). Make sure your photo is printed on good paper using a printer that produces a photo that is sharp and clear. Write your full name, date of birth and high school code on the back of your photo. Tape all four edges of the photo over the bar code in Item 1 on the form, using transparent tape. Take care that the tape Registration Guide 11
14 does not obscure your face or hair on the photo, or any of the information you have filled in on the Registration Form. Do not use paper clips, staples or glue. If you are reregistering by phone: The Customer Service Representative will apply your previously supplied photo to your new registration. If you need to submit or update a photo, you must register online or by paper and include a new photo that complies with the requirements noted above. Ordering Score Reports and Services Score Reporting in Items 12a and 12b For the college and scholarship codes, see your counselor or go online to collegeboard.org/sat-codes. Use Item 12a to choose up to four colleges or programs to receive your reports at no additional charge. List additional institutions in 12b, and use Item 13a to add up the score report fees that you owe. Important Notes About Score Reports: Score reports will be automatically provided to you and your high school and to the institutions you designate on the form. We encourage you to go to collegeboard.org/mysat and sign in to (or create) your free MY SAT account to review your score reports. If you want to use Score Choice options or otherwise change where your scores are sent, you have until nine days after the published test date to alter your four free score reports at no charge. After that period, you will be charged the additional score report request fee. The colleges that you designate to receive score reports will have access to a copy of your essay. Your high school will not have access to the essay unless you provide it. Other Services and Fees Including Required Non-U.S. Regional Fee for International Registrations Score Report Fees in Item 13a If you marked any score report recipients in Item 12b, fill in the appropriate oval under Item 13a - "Additional Report Fees." SAT Verification Services in Item 13b Use Item 13b to order SAT Verification Services (these are not available for the SAT Subject Tests). Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) is a test-disclosure service that provides your test questions, the correct answers, scoring instructions and a form you can use to order a copy of your answer sheet. For all of the questions, you get the question type; level of difficulty; and whether you answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted the answer. 12
15 Student Answer Service (SAS) provides a list of question types; level of difficulty; and whether you answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted the answer. QAS is offered for Saturday test-center testing in October and January for students testing in the United States and Canada. It is available worldwide for Saturday, Sunday and SSD school-based testing dates in May. If you are eligible for accommodations that require testing in school instead of a test center, the QAS is available for the May administration only. SAS is available for the test dates on which QAS is not offered. Important Information About QAS and SAS: QAS and SAS reports are shipped about two to three weeks after your scores are released. To pay for QAS or SAS with a fee waiver, you must request it on your Registration Form in Item 13b. QAS is not offered for makeup tests, even if it is an available service for the associated primary test date. However, SAS can be ordered for makeup tests. QAS and SAS are not available for scores that have been hand-score verified. Because of the secure nature of the SAT, these services cannot be offered beyond their scheduled availability. As a result, if a problem arises and we are unable to deliver your QAS or SAS, the only remedy available is a refund. Orders cannot be returned or canceled. Other Fees, If Applicable, in Items 13c and 13d Make sure you include any fees that apply to your registration: Late Registration Fee Registrations must be postmarked by the regular registration deadline to avoid late fees. If you are mailing the Registration Form after the regular registration deadline, you must include the late fee or your registration will be returned to you unprocessed. Late fees apply only to domestic registrations international registrations that arrive after the regular registration deadline will be processed for the next available test date, when possible. Non-U.S. Regional Fee If you are testing outside the United States and U.S. territories, look up the region that applies to your test center (see pages 50 52), and fill in the appropriate oval on the form. Print the Non-U.S. Regional Fee in the boxes. Other Services & Fees Total Add up the fees in Item 13a through 13d and enter this total in 13e and Item 17a. Choosing Your Test and Ordering Publications Test Type and Fees in Items 14a 14c Choose either the SAT or up to three SAT Subject Tests per registration you can't take both types of test on the same day. The fees are listed on the form in Item 14 and in the back of this Guide Registration Guide 13
16 The SAT is given on all dates, but some SAT Subject Tests are only available on specific dates. Check the calendar on the back of this Guide to see if the tests you want to take are offered on the date you selected in Item For the SAT, fill in the oval for 14a and the SAT Fee. For SAT Subject Tests, fill in the oval for 14b, then choose your tests and fill in the fees: 1. Fill in up to three ovals next to the tests you plan to take. Take note of the fee that applies to each test. 2. Add the fee(s) to create the Subtotal for Subject Tests Fees, and enter the Basic Fee. 3. Add the Subtotal and Basic Fee and enter the sum in the Subject Tests Fees Total. Enter your test fee from 14a or 14b in Item 17b - Test Fees. Publications Orders - Item 15 If you are ordering publications from an international location, place your order online at store.collegeboard.org. Orders cannot be shipped to Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria or Togo. Use the chart below to order publications to be delivered to a location in the U.S. or U.S. territories. Sales tax percentages may change, so be sure to include the current percentage for your state. Fill in the shipping fee and the sales tax, if any, shown below. Add up your Publications Total, and enter this sum in Item 17c - Publications Total. Total Amount of Order Shipping and Handling Fee (subject to change without notice) $00.01 $20.00 $5.00 $20.01 $40.00 $6.00 $40.01 $70.00 $7.00 $ % of the dollar value Apply sales tax to publication costs AND shipping in these states: Calif. Colo. Conn. D.C. 8.25% 4.00% 6.00% 6.00% Fla. Ga. Ill. Ohio 6.00% 6.00% 6.25% 5.5% N.C. N.Y. Pa. Puerto Rico 7.75% 8.00% 6.00% 7.00% S.C. Texas Va. Wash. 7.0% 6.25% 5.00% 7.75% Apply sales tax ONLY to publication costs (not shipping costs) in these states: Mass. Maine Md. N.M. 6.25% 5.0% 6.0% 5.125% We ship orders to street addresses via UPS Ground and to post office boxes via the U.S. Postal Service. Delivery takes seven to 10 business days from the date of shipment. Orders cannot be returned or canceled.
17 Adding Up the Fees and Paying for Your Order Totals Item 17 Check to make sure you have recorded all of the score reports, services, tests and publications that you want to order as well as any additional fees that you owe. Put your total from Item 13 in 17a, the total from Item 14 in Item 17b, and the total from Item 15 in Item 17c. If testing in Canada, add International Taxes in Item 17d: GST/HST RT (students in Canada) QST on GST (students in Quebec, Canada) Add everything together and enter the sum in the TOTAL field. Acceptable Forms of Payment Credit card: You must fill in Item 18 for credit card payments using one of the cards listed on the form. Credit cards are not accepted for some international registrations. See page 7 or go to sat.org/register to view a list of registration restrictions. Check or money order payable to The College Board: This can include a bank draft or international money order. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank. UNESCO coupons: These may be used. Fee waiver: You must enclose your completed, signed card. See the next page for more information. To register through an SAT International Representative, see the end of this booklet for payment information. Important notes about payment: Please add your total carefully. If we need to refund an overpayment, an administrative fee may be deducted. DO NOT SEND CASH. We cannot accept cash or postal reply coupons. We will return your registration unprocessed if you don t enclose proper payment or fee-waiver card. Check Processing Our receipt of your payment check is your authorization for us to collect the amount of the check electronically by sending the check amount along with the check, routing and transit account numbers to your bank. Your bank account may be debited as early as the same day we receive your payment. The original check will be destroyed, and an image will be maintained in our records. We reserve the right to electronically collect your eligible payment checks, at first presentment and any representation, from the bank account on which the check was drawn. Refunds Most SAT-related fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another person, although they may be applied to a later test administration (see page 28). Refunds are only available for the QAS, SAS or additional score reports if ordered when you registered for a test date that you later missed Registration Guide 15
18 Fee Waivers Fee waivers are available for low-income, college-aspiring high school students who meet the eligibility guidelines. If you are a high school student in the United States or U.S. territories, or if you are a U.S. citizen located outside the United States, you can ask your school counselor whether you are financially eligible for a fee waiver to cover the test fees. More information about eligibility is provided at collegeboard.org/feewaivers and in the guide to SAT Program fee waivers available from your counselor. Up to two fee waivers can be used for SAT Subject Tests in grades nine through 12 (for as many as six tests overall), and up to two fee waivers can be used for the SAT in grades 11 and 12. Important Notes About Using Fee Waivers: 16 Fee waivers cannot be used after the regular deadline, except for the October test. Fee waivers cannot be used for requests for Waitlist status. Once you use a fee waiver, it cannot be reused. If you miss the test you registered for, you can transfer to a later date, but you will be charged the change fee. If registering by paper, all required fields must be completed for your fee waiver to be accepted as valid payment. Along with your four free registration score reports, you are entitled to four additional score reports that you can use at any time before graduating from high school. The number of report credits you have left will be displayed online when you order reports. You can also call Customer Service to determine your remaining credits. If you are eligible for a fee waiver, but didn t actually register with one, request a fee waiver from your counselor and use the fee-waiver code to order additional score reports. Note: The College Board s fee-waiver program is intended to help individual students for whom a test fee would be a barrier to college and does not replace third-party initiatives (such as district or state-funded SAT) where they are available. Finishing the Form Address Item 16 If you provide your address in Item 16, you will receive a link to your Admission Ticket, important test center information and notification of when scores have been released. Student Search Service and SAT Questionnaire Items 19 & 21 Answering the SAT Questionnaire and participating in Student Search Service can give you a leg up (see the next page). Statement and Signature - Item 22 Please complete the statement to the best of your ability. The statement needs to be in your own handwriting style. You will be asked to complete a similar statement during testing. The quality of your handwriting will not be used to calculate your score. Failure to provide the statements may result in score delay or cancellation.
20 To preserve the integrity of the information contained in the Student Search Service database, the College Board reserves the right to bar or to remove, with or without notice, any student from the database. How Answering the Questionnaire Helps Your College Search Item 21 on Side 2 of the paper Registration Form consists of 42 questions about you, your high school experiences and your thoughts about college. While you do not have to respond to the questions, we strongly recommend that you do. Your responses give your counselors and college admission officers information to use in assisting you with making future plans. The more information you provide, the more they can assist you. (See below.) Your responses provide information to the College Board that helps us ensure that the SAT is a fair and accurate test for all students. Your answers to some questions (the questionnaire identifies which ones) will not appear on your score report but will be used by the College Board for research and planning. Your responses, when combined with those of all other students taking the SAT, contribute to an understanding of the academic preparation, extra- and co-curricular involvement, and posthigh school plans of your graduating class, which can assist colleges and universities to deliver programs and opportunities to serve you and your classmates. Confidentiality Institutions that receive your SAT scores and related data are required to maintain confidentiality of data and to adhere to College Board guidelines for using information. Your answers to Items 39 through 42 are not included on score reports to institutions. Updating Your Data If you register for the SAT again, you do not need to re-enter all the questionnaire information. Be sure to update any responses that may have changed. When updating, answer the entire question your new answer will replace the old one. For example, if you have taken calculus since the last time you registered for the SAT, you should list all math courses you have completed, including calculus. Note: You can update your SAT Questionnaire online or by calling Customer Service. If a Question Doesn t Apply to You Most of the questions are addressed to students still in secondary school. If you are no longer in school, answer these questions as well as you can or leave them blank. Students in school systems outside the United States may find that Items 7, 8, 18 and 42 do not apply to them. Please answer each question as well as you can, or leave it blank. 18
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