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How To Register For The SAT

Last updated January 6, 2020

Looking to sign-up for the SAT? It's super easy! 


Visit College Board's website, click "Register for the SAT", create an account, and then pick an SAT test date that works for you. For a full list of SAT test dates  check out the official SAT calendar.


The cost of signing up for the  SAT is $49.50 (or $64.50 if you choose to take the SAT's optional essay section). If that's too expensive for you, you may be eligible to receive an SAT fee waiver and register for the test for free! For up to date fees, visit the SAT Test Fees page.

Fee Waiver

To be eligible for an SAT fee waiver (other pdf), you must meet any of the following requirements below along with being an 11th or 12th grade student in the U.S. or U.S territories. If you do qualify, please see your school counselor or agency official ASAP to a get a "fee waiver card". They'll determine your eligibility. The "fee waiver card" has a unique fee waiver code that will allow you to register for the exam online for free!   

  • You are enrolled in a National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 
  • Your annual family income falls within the income eligibility guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (link). 
  • You’re enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (TRIO programs such as Upward Bound)
  • Your family receives public assistance
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or are homeless
  • You are a ward of the state or an orphan

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