SAT


SAT Registration

Customer Service: College Board, 866-630-9305

How to register for the test

Students should register at least six weeks before the date of the SAT. The deadline is usually a month before the test date, but registering early ensures that students will have access to their desired test date and location. The SAT costs $60. If you do not register in time, there is a late registration deadline, which is typically about 10 days before the SAT. The late registration fee is an additional $30.

In order to register for the SAT online, students must have a College Board account. The College Board is also responsible for the PSAT and AP Exams. You will be brought to the “My SAT” page. There is a blue button that says “Register for the SAT.” The SAT registration process should take 30-40 minutes to complete.

When completing the registration, students should be sure to complete the personal information section, agree to the terms and conditions (you agree not to cheat on the SAT, and you are who you claim to be), and choose a test center. Students can use their zip code to locate all of the available test centers in the area.

Finally, you will need to upload a picture of yourself. Be sure to follow the College Board’s guidelines for a good picture. If the College Board rejects the image, you will have to start the registration process again.

Technology Requirements for the Digital SAT

It is imperative that students review the College Board’s technology requirements and download the Bluebook app well before test day. To avoid test center delays, students should open Bluebook on their own before test day to make sure the app is up to date.

SAT Test Dates

Test Date Normal Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
and Late Registration
Score Release
June 1, 2024 May 17, 2024 May 21, 2024 June 14, 2024
August 24, 2024 August 9, 2024 August 13, 2024 TBD
October 5, 2024 September 20, 2024 September 24, 2024
November 2, 2024 October 18, 2024 October 22, 2024
December 7, 2024 November 22, 2024 November 26, 2024
March 8, 2025 February 21, 2025 February 25, 2025
May 3, 2025 April 18, 2025 April 22, 2025
June 7, 2025 May 22, 2025 May 27, 2025
August 23, 2025* TBD, Anticipated Test Dates
October 4, 2025*
November 8, 2025*
December 6, 2025*
March 3 – April 30, 2025 Connecticut SAT School Day Testing Window
March 14, 2026* TBD, Anticipated Test Dates
May 2, 2026*
June 6, 2026*

 

*Anticipated Test Date

Accommodations Request Deadlines: Students can find a list of accommodation request deadlines and information about accommodations here.

The Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) and Student Answer Service (SAS)

During the registration process for paper-based tests through December 2nd, 2023, The College Board gave students the option to order the Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) or the Student Answer Service (SAS). Students had until May 31, 2024 to order the QAS or SAS from prior paper and pencil SATs. The QAS and SAS is not available for the new digital, adaptive SAT.

Digital SAT School Day administrations for CT Public Schools:The Connecticut Digital SAT School Day for 11th graders will be administered between March 4 and April 19, 2024. Schools will select specific dates. SAT scores were released on a few different dates, depending on which day the student tested. For more information on score release, please click here. The 2025 Connecticut Digital SAT School Day for 11th graders will be administered between March 3 and April 30, 2025.

International Test Dates: Click here to view the International SAT test dates for 2024-25 school year.

Rush Reporting: The College Board allows students to order rush reporting for an additional fee. Students will receive reports in 1-4 business days for scores that have already been released. Before ordering rush reporting, students should confirm the processing time for their scores with the school(s) they are sending them to, as these cannot be changed or canceled. For more information regarding rush reports, please click here.

To purchase rush reporting, students should follow the steps in College Board’s sending scores guide. On the Review Your Order page, students can select rush reporting.

SAT Waitlist

Waitlist registration is currently not available. Potential waitlist availability in the future can be found here.

Change Fee

There is a $25 change fee for changing a test center or test date. The College Board’s change policies can be found here.

SAT Cancellation

If students want to cancel their SAT score right after taking the test, they must act quickly. Students will have one week from the test date to submit a cancellation request. Once a score is cancelled, it cannot be reinstated or submitted to any institution in the future.

To cancel scores, students should:

  1. Log in to the student’s College Board account.
  2. Navigate to the specific SAT administration date under “My Scores.”
  3. Click Unsure about scores?
  4. Agree to the Cancellation of SAT Scores Agreement and follow the instructions to complete the cancellation.

For more information on SAT score cancellations, click here.

 

ACT


ACT Registration

Customer Service: ACT, 319-337-1270

How to register for the test

Register as early as possible for the ACT. Test centers fill up long before the registration deadline. Registering early ensures that students will have access to their desired test date and location. In order to register for the ACT online, students must create an account on the ACT’s website. In addition to registering, the student’s account will allow them to view scores, send score reports, and register for future tests. Registration will take about 40 minutes and will allow you to choose your preferred test date and location. A photo must be uploaded on the ACT account in order to be admitted into the ACT on test day.

The cost of the ACT (without writing) is $66. Unless a student is applying to West Point, there is no need to register for the Writing Section. Both registrations include a score report for the student, their high school, and up to four colleges. The codes for the colleges must be provided when registering for the ACT. If you would like score reports for additional colleges, the price is $16 each. For an additional fee of $36, you can complete late registration for the ACT. If you miss the late registration deadline, standby testing is available for an additional $66. The fee for standby testing will be refunded if you’re not given admission to the test center or did not provide your photo to the ACT.

If you are not paying by credit card, you must mail in the registration for the ACT.

ACT Test Dates

 

 

*For more information on test cancellation and rescheduling, click here.

Test Information Release Form (TIR) is available with the September, April, and June tests for the 2023-24 school year. The TIR for the 2024-25 testing year will be available for the September, December, and February test dates. The TIR provides students with a full copy of their test and their answers. It can be purchased when they register or up to six months after taking the test.

**No test centers scheduled in New York for the July test date.

Accommodations Request Deadlines: Students can find a list of accommodation request deadlines and information about accommodations here.

Test Information Release (TIR)

During registration, students can purchase the Test Information Release (TIR). The TIR is only available for three test dates for the 2023-24 school year (April, June, and September). The TIR for the 2024-25 testing year will be available for the September, December, and February test dates. The TIR provides students with their answers, the correct answers, a copy of the test questions, and a table to convert their raw score to the scaled score. If you wrote the Essay, you will also receive the essay prompt, a scoring rubric, and your scores given to the essay by the two ACT readers. The TIR can be ordered up to three months after the ACT test date.

Instructions on how to order the TIR are available here.

International Test Dates: The ACT international test dates are the same as the National Test Dates; however, it is offered within a two-day testing window. For each of the two days within a testing window, there will be morning and afternoon sessions offered. Session availability may vary by test center. Click here for more information.

ACT Special Testing (includes Multiple-Day Testing)

Students who are approved for Special Testing take the ACT during the designated special testing window (two weeks following a National ACT Test Date). Read more about the ACT’s testing accommodations here.

ACT Standby

If you missed the registration deadline, you can still sign up for ACT standby testing. Admittance to the exam is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must register for standby testing by the deadlines listed above. For more information, please see the ACT’s guidelines here.

Test Date Change

There is a $42 test date change fee for a different test date only if the student is absent, is unable to test on the original date, or if their registration is canceled for failure to meet ACT test security requirements. You must pay the basic registration fee for the new test date plus the test date change fee. If you request a date change after the regular deadline for the new date, you must also pay the late registration fee. Your basic registration fee for the original test date will be refunded. If you want to change your registration, read the ACT’s guidelines here.

ACT Cancellation

Unless the ACT was part of a schoolwide or district testing day, the ACT permits students to cancel the test before they leave the test center, on the day they take it. This means that they will never see their scores.

After scores are released, students have the option of deleting their scores anytime. This means they will get to see their scores (and the TIR, which is available in September, April, and June) before making a decision. To delete a score after it is posted, students can contact the ACT (by email or phone) and request a test cancellation form via email.

Cancellation/refunds: If a student decides they do not want to test, their basic registration fee and any additional service fees (e.g., late registration, test center change) are nonrefundable. Fees for optional services (e.g., TIR, writing test), however, are refundable on request.

SSAT


Customer Service: SSAT, 609-683-4440

To register, please visit the SSAT website.

Students usually take the SSAT in time to submit scores for admissions deadlines in January. For most students, the earliest SSAT date will be in October and the latest will be in January. Some students are able to take the SSAT after a school’s mid-January deadline, occasionally testing in February or March.

Parents must register for an account before they can see information about test registration.

How the SSAT is Administered

There are three ways to take the SSAT. Regardless of the test mode, the content and timing are the same:

Computer-Based SSAT at Home ($149)

Students in the U.S. and Canada can take the SSAT on a computer in their home. They use human proctors and artificial intelligence to guard against cheating.

Students can take this test five times per testing season (August 1 — July 31). More information about this test mode is available here.

Computer-Based SSAT at Prometric Test Center ($149)

Middle- and Upper-Level students can take the SSAT on a computer at a Prometric test center. For students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, the closest test centers are Purchase, NY and Norwalk, CT. Prometric is a company separate from the SSAT that administers tests, including admissions tests like the SSAT and ISEE, licensing exams for professionals, and graduate school admissions exams.

Tip: Before registering through Prometric, the parent needs to get a Prometric eligibility ID. They can contact Prometric during business hours: 800-936-2433. When parents are signing up on the Prometric website, the “Test Sponsor” is Enrollment Management Association, not SSAT.

Students can take this test twice per testing season (August 1 — July 31). More information about this test mode is available here.

Paper-Based SSAT at a Testing Location ($149 + potential fees)

Some students will still be eligible to take the test on paper, administered at a testing center with other students or by an educational consultant.

This test counts as a Flex Test, so students can take the paper-based test only once per testing season (August 1 — July 31). The best option for most students will be to take the paper-based Flex Test with an educational consultant, which costs an additional fee. More information about this test mode is available here.

Note that fee waivers are available to families who meet criteria. Families must contact the school to which they are applying to apply for a fee waiver; the SSAT does not distribute the waivers themselves.

Students should register for a seat as soon as possible to make sure they get the date, time, and location they want.

Note about Registration

Students can choose which test scores they want to submit to each school. Most students wait until they get their scores so they can choose which set(s) of scores they would like to send to their schools.

Cost and Process of Registration

Students can take the SSAT many times (but see above for limits on how many times they can take each type of test). SSAT pricing varies based on the mode and level of testing. As of the 2022-2023 school year, pricing is as follows:

  • Standard or school Flex: $165
  • Prometric SSAT: $235
  • Flex with an educational consultant: $240
  • SSAT at Home: $255

Receiving Scores

Scores are usually released within two weeks after the test. Parents can check their online SSAT account any time to find the scores for free.

There are a few options to pay for upgrades. The parent must select these when registering for the test date. These are entirely optional and, in most cases, a little unnecessary. As of 2023-2024:

  • $19: alert sent to email or text as soon as scores are available
  • $30: scores sent by regular mail
  • $55: scores sent by FedEx Priority Overnight (within U.S.)
  • $110: scores sent by FedEx Priority Overnight (international)
  • $26: get a copy of the student’s writing sample

SSAT Score Cancellation

There is little need for students to cancel their scores. Students can decide which set(s) of scores to send to each school they are applying to.

 

ISEE


Customer Service: ISEE, 800-989-3721

To register, please visit the ISEE website

Students usually take the ISEE in time to submit scores for admissions deadlines in January. For most students, the earliest ISEE date will be in October and the latest will be in January. Remember that the ISEE only allows one test per testing “season”:

  • Fall: August – November
  • Winter: December – March
  • Spring/Summer: April – July

Parents must create an account to register their kids for the test, but testing dates and sites are visible even without an account.

How the ISEE is Administered

There are four types of locations to take the ISEE. It can be taken on the computer or on paper. Regardless of the test mode, the content and timing are the same:

“ISEE at Home” Testing

Students in grades 5-12 in the U.S. and Canada can take the ISEE on a computer in their home. They use human proctors and artificial intelligence to guard against cheating.

This is not intended to become the main mode of testing for the 2021-22 season, now that testing centers and schools are open again.

Students register through the ISEE website by starting with the Prometric test mode. More information about this test mode is available here.

Computer-Based ISEE at Prometric Test Center ($200)

Students in grades 5-12 can take the ISEE on a computer at a Prometric test center. For students in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, the closest test centers are Purchase, NY and Norwalk, CT. Prometric is a company separate from the ISEE that administers tests, including admissions tests like the SSAT and ISEE, licensing exams for professionals, and graduate school admissions exams.

Students register through the ISEE website.

Large Group Testing at a School ($140); Small Group or Individual Testing at a Testing Office ($200/225) 

The number of students at the testing site, as well as the test mode (paper or computer), varies by location. In the Westchester and Fairfield County school testing sites, the paper test mode is most common and therefore most widely available.

Small Group Testing at an ERB Satellite Test Site, Paper Only ($200)
The ERB Satellite Test Sites are only located in New York City and Los Angeles. Since many testing centers fill up in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, though, this may be an option students need to choose, especially if they are registering late.

Note that fee waivers are available to families who meet the criteria. Families must contact the school to which they are applying to apply for a fee waiver; the ISEE does not distribute the waivers themselves.

Students should register for a seat as soon as possible to make sure they get the date, time, and location they want.

Note about Registration

Students can choose which test scores they want to submit to each school. Most students wait until they get all of their scores so they can choose which set(s) of scores they would like to send to their schools.

Cost and Process of Registration

Students can take the ISEE once per testing “season” (see above for more information). See the 2023-2024 fee schedule for the different test modes above. Fees are added for:

  • $30: Scheduling a test over the phone instead of the website
  • $30: Late registration (14 to 20 days before test date)
  • $45: Cancellation fee

Note that the fees and change/cancellation policies for Prometric centers are a bit different. For more information, please click here.

Receiving Scores

Scores are usually released 10-14 business days after the test date. Parents can check their online ISEE account to find the scores.

There are a few options to pay for upgrades. Parents can add these from their online ISEE account, or they can call to add them.

  • $25: Scores sent by regular mail
  • $50: Hand-scoring for paper tests
  • $40: Re-scoring for a different grade

ISEE Score Cancellation

There is little need for students to cancel their scores. Students can decide which set of scores to send to each school they are applying to.

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