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SAT Registration: Deadlines, Costs, Fee Waivers, & More

Last updated September 19, 2023

SAT Registration: How much does the SAT cost, Fee Waivers, Deadlines, & More

Ready to register for an upcoming SAT test date? Here's what you need to know about SAT registration.

When do I register for the SAT?

The SAT is offered seven times a year, and the deadline to register for a test date is usually about a month in advance. College Board lists all of the test dates in a school year, including the registration deadline for each, to help you plan ahead. If you plan to apply to college through early action or early decision, we recommend taking the SAT before December. If you're applying to college under regular decision deadlines, we recommend that you plan to take the SAT before January.

How do I register for the SAT?

Ready to register? Here's how to get started.

1. Click here or head to

2. Click "Register Now."

3. Create your student account and profile.

4. Pick an SAT test date that works for you. Try to register as soon as possible for your preferred date and location, since spots can fill up quickly.

How much does it cost to take the SAT?

It costs $60 to register for the SAT. There’s an additional $30 fee for late registration, an additional $25 fee to either change your testing center or cancel your registration altogether, and an additional $35 fee to cancel your registration after the cancellation deadline.

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Can I get a fee waiver to take the SAT?

Yes! College Board offers SAT fee waivers to eligible students. Check in with a school counselor to learn if you qualify, or find the general eligibility requirements here.

With a fee waiver, you can:

  • Take the SAT twice for free.
  • Gain unlimited score reports to send to colleges.
  • Complete the CSS profile for free.
  • …and more!

Learn more about the benefits of receiving an SAT fee waiver here.

How do I study for the SAT?

Ready to start studying? Check out our list of free SAT study resources, including practice exams, personalized practice plans, and more!

Have any questions about registering for the SAT? Text us! Send #Hello to 33-55-77 to speak with one of our college advisors, or click here to have the text message set up for you!

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