If you are a college bound student in 2019, you must act quickly in order to secure your spot for the SAT exam, as there are only two test dates left in the 2019 school year. One is on Saturday, May 4th, and the other is on Saturday, June 1st. The registration for the May 4th exam date starts April 4th, 2019, and May 3rd, 2019, for the June 1st date.
Don’t worry, if you miss registration for this year, there will also be other dates announced for Fall as well.
What to Know Before You Register
Once you choose the date that best fits your schedule, make sure you register as soon as you can, as the exams do have cut off dates, and it could cost extra for late sign ups.
After you have the date, there is one of two options for the SAT exam, with or without an essay. Check with your preferred colleges to see if an essay is one of their requirements, or you can always just take the exam with an essay to be safe. Some colleges also require Subject Tests in addition to the regular SAT, so you will want to be aware of that also.
Registration and Fees
After you know all the specifications for your college of choice, the actual registration process can be completed in multiple ways:
- Online at the College Board Website
- Mailing in a form from a Student Registration Booklet (check with school counselor)
- Or by calling 866-756-7346 for more information. Note: if you have any learning differences that require special accommodations, call 609-771-7137 instead.
Registration must be completed by the student themselves – sorry parents and guidance counselors, no helping this time.
That being said, it is very important that each letter of your personal information matches exactly as to what is listed on your ID, and that there are no mistakes. You will also need to upload a picture of yourself to prove your identity.
If you want to receive information about different programs offered by colleges, you can enter a little extra personal information into the College Board’s Student Search Service. This can be helpful if you aren’t quite decided on a college, or just want to know what else is out there. It is also a great way to find scholarships you didn’t know about beforehand.
After you register, you need to pay the fee of $46 for the SAT or $60 for the SAT, with the essay. If you come from a low-income household, there may be assistance if needed. Lastly, but most importantly, make sure to print out your admission ticket so that you will be able to get in on the day of the exam.
That’s it! You are all set to take your future head on!