2021-22 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)
What to Bring
There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you'll be better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:
- Face covering
- Your up-to-date admission ticket
- Acceptable photo ID
- Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- An approved calculator
- Epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.
Nice to Have
- A watch (without an audible alarm)
- Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.
- A bag or backpack
- A drink or snacks (for your break)
- Breakfast before you arrive
What Not to Bring
- Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
- Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
- iPods or other MP3 players
- iPads or other tablet devices
- Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
- Any texting device
- Cameras or any other photographic equipment
- Separate timers of any type
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.
Score Release Dates
How to Get SAT and Subject Test Scores
If you're having trouble accessing your released scores:
- You may need to update your account information. Log in to the student score portal and follow the instructions to verify your account.
- Log in to the student score portal and learn how to use your registration number from the SAT or Subject Tests to verify your account.
- Do you have another College Board account? You, your parent, or counselor could have made it. Log out now and log back in using the other account.
- Do you need old scores? You can call to request old scores. You'll have to pay a fee.
- For more help, call 866-433-7728. For international and TTY phone numbers, go to the Contact Us page.
Other Ways to Get Scores
- Paper score reports: Students who register by mail and don't have active College Board online accounts will receive paper score reports.
- Printing your scores (desktop only): Go to your online score report, click the View Details button, then click Download Report in the top right corner.
- Scores by phone: You can get SAT scores by phone starting on the day they're released, but there's an extra fee.
- Old scores: You can call to request old scores. You'll have to pay a fee.
U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.
- U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. ET, U.S.
- Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
- Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who can't test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020, SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
- If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
- Your registration options will be limited if you aren't taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.
Fee Waiver – Are You Eligible?
SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country may be able to have test fees waived. SAT Subject Test fee waivers are available for students in grades 9–12.
You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:
- You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
- Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
- Your family receives public assistance.
- You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
- You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
What Fee Waivers Don't Cover
- Even if you have a fee waiver, it doesn't cover some of the costs for changing your registration. For example, if you want to change your test center, or the date you’re taking the SAT, you’ll have to pay for that. You also have to pay for rush scores, or to receive your scores by phone.
*Registration with a fee waiver must be completed in the guidance office because the guidance counselor will provide the fee waiver code. It is necessary to schedule an appointment to come into the guidance office to register using a fee waiver. This process will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.