Posts Tagged ‘SAT registration’

How the June 6 SAT Mistake Affects Your Score

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Test TakingWhat’s happening with the June 6th SAT? Everybody is going crazy with questions! Do my scores count? When will I get my scores? What’s actually happened? Who does this affect?


I’m going to attempt to clarify the slightly unusual situation that has sent many students into meltdown! Ok, so a printing error occurred on the SAT test that was administered in the United States on the 6th of June. What implications does this have for you? The College Board and ETS have decided that the last section of Math and Reading will not be scored, so your score will be calculated on the first two sections. But, the College Board insists that these scores will still be reliable. (more…)

Registering for the SAT

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

What do I need to know about signing up for the SAT?

You’ve been working with a CATES tutor, doing Math, Reading, and Writing practice sets in between sessions, and taking advantage of the free CATES mock tests.  You’re ready to take the SAT.  So where do you go to sign up, and what do you need to know?

The SAT is offered at the end of January and in early March, May, June, October, November and December.  The test isn’t always offered on the exact same date, each year, but as soon as it is scheduled, in August, you can sign up for it.  In other words, you can sign up for the June SAT as early as the summer before you take it.  Don’t wait until the last minute.  As soon as you know when you’re taking the SAT, sign up for the test.

Hoping to raise their scores as high as possible, many students take the SAT twice, and it’s not unusual to take the test three times.  When choosing which month you’ll be taking the SAT, make sure to give yourself enough time to take the test again, if you’re not happy with your SAT test scores, or you think you can do better.  For instance, you may want to take the test for the first time in March of your junior year, knowing you could take it again in June and October, if necessary.

Remember, if you’re applying for extended time, you’ll need a report from a psychologist or a licensed learning specialist.  It generally takes about ten weeks for the College Board to process your application, so get it in as soon as you can.

Finally, if you find you’ve waited too long to register, and all the testing centers are booked up already, don’t worry.  Go to the test center on the day of the test with your registration form and payment (including the standby fee).  If you’ve been approved for extended time, you’ll also need a copy of your Eligibility Approval Letter.  If you arrive no later than 7:45 AM, you’re very likely to be able to take the SAT on standby.