What is the SAT?
The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test; later the Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test used widely by colleges in the United States for admissions. The test is owned, published and administered on behalf of College Board, a private, nonprofit organization in the U.S., by the Educational Testing Service. The test is used to gauge a student’s aptitude for or “readiness” for college and the score on the test is crucial in determining the type of college a student will get into.

Registering for SAT – A Step by Step Guide

  1. Visit www.sat.collegeboard.org/register. Click on the “Register Now” option. If you already have an account at the College Board site, then you will be asked to log in twice due to security reasons. If you don’t have an account, then you must register for one
  2. After this you will have to fill out a form, providing all the required Some of this information is important while some is not.
  3. Your personal information is very important as it will be used to track your test and link it to you. Make sure there are no errors
  4. The Demographics information is used by College Board to do statistics on its test takers and therefore, is optional and has no effect on your test score or college admissions
  5. Next you will be asked to create a student profile which is not that important. This information is merely used by College Board for sharing with colleges so that they can mail you. If you wish to learn about more colleges, then fill out this form.
  6. In the next step, you will be asked about College Board Programs, GPA/Rank, Course Work, Activities and College Plans. If you are short on time, then you can skip this step.
  7. In section 3, “Select Test & Center”, agree to the SAT Terms & Conditions
  8. Choose your test and your test date. Any information regarding testing accommodations or a fee waiver (if you have them) will be provided in this step
  9. Choose your test center. It is better if you use zip code to search for your center as you will be shown all the options that are available near to you and not just your own high school
  10. Upload your photo. Make sure your photo meets the requirements listed or you may have to re-register if your photo is rejected.

For more information, visit www.sat.collegeboard.org

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