SAT Reasoning Test

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, (SAT) is a test given to young high school students with a desire to attend college after receiving their high school diploma.
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The College Board USA

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States. The College Board claims the test can assess a student's readiness for college. The test was first introduced in 1901, and its name and scoring have changed several times.

Important: All test takers in Pakistan must use valid passports as their Identification document. Without a Valid Passport you will not be admitted at the Test Center on your test date.

SAT Subject Test

All about SAT Subject Tests. Preparation Lessons along with practice questions.SAT Subject Tests

SAT Dates

A student may take up to three SAT Subject Tests on any given date. Most SAT subject tests are offered on the same day as the regular SAT. The language tests with listening are generally available only once a year, in November. A calendar of test dates and registration deadlines can be found on The College Board's official website: SAT Dates

SAT Scheduling

Sunday testing is not available in Pakistan.
SAT is offered six times a year. You must plan to register well in time before the dead lines. Specially in Pakistan, it become very difficult to have a seat for September to December taking. Candidates may either take the SAT Reasoning Test or up to three SAT Subject Tests on any given test date, except the first spring test date, when only the SAT Reasoning Test is offered. SAT International Dates

Register for SAT

Registering Online

This is The simplest and quickest way to register.You need to complete a registration form online. You'll have to pay online through a credit card. Once you’ve registered and paid administration fee, you’ll be informed of the test date, time and location.

Registering by mail

You must register by mail if you need to:
  • Pay by bank draft in the name of The College Board.
  • You are younger than 13 years.
  • Register with a request for accommodations through services for students with disabilities.
When mailing your forms, use the labels provided with the registration forms. Your completed registration form must be returned in the envelope provided with proper payment.

Standby Registration

If you are not registered, you may still be able to take the SAT on test day. Follow these steps:
  • BEFORE test day, pick up a Registration Form at your school or test center and fill it out.
  • Bring the completed form with payment of all fees, including the standby fee, to the test center on test day.
  • You must submit a completed Registration Form at the test center with full payment enclosed on the test day, or you won't receive scores.
  • Arrive no later than 7:30 a.m.
REMEMBER: Standby testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and standbys are only adjusted if there is sufficient space and test material.

Fee

2011 Fees
SAT 1 (SAT Reasoning)   SAT 2 (SAT Subject) Fees
Regular Registration Fee
SAT Reasoning Test
International Processing Fee
Additional Surcharge for Pakistan
$49
$29
$24
Subject Test basic Fees
International processing Fee
Additional Surcharge for Pakistan
$22
$29
$24
Total $102 Total $75
       
    Per subject Fee: $11
       
Late Registrations (Online only) Regular registration fee per subject:
Regular Registration Fee
Late Registration Fees
Total
$102
$26
$128
For One Subject ($75+$11)
For Two Subjects ($75+$22)
For Three Subjects ($75+$33)
$86
$97
$108
       
For Standby Registrations Late Registrations per subject (online only):
Regular Registration Fee
Standby Registration Fees
Total
$102
$43
$145
For One Subject ($75+$11+$26)
For Two Subjects ($75+$22+$26)
For Three Subjects ($75+$33+$26)
$112
$123
$134
       

Standby Registrations
    For One Subject ($75+$11+$43)
For Two Subjects ($75+$22+$43)
For Three Subjects ($75+$33+$43)
$129
$140
$151

The College Board makes fee waivers available for low income students. Additional fees apply for late registration, standby testing, registration changes, scores by telephone, and extra score reports (beyond the four provided for free).

Score Report

Students can select the four score report requests included in the registration up until 11:59 p.m. on the Monday nine days after the published test date. Score reports selected after that are subject to the regular score report fee. Fees are nonrefundable, except those noted with a double asterisk. NOTE: Payment must be made in U.S. dollars and in the form of a check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Checks and money orders should be made payable to "The College Board." Insufficient payment will cause your scores to be delayed. Do not send cash for payment.

Changing your Test Center, Test Date, or Test Type

You can make corrections to your personal information, such as your address and high school code. No fee applies to such corrections. There is a fee if you are registered for a test and want to change the test center, test date, or which test you registered to take. A credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card) is required to pay the additional fee. When you call, be ready to tell the Customer Service representative your registration number and test date, and the credit card number and expiration date. To make changes, call College Board no later than the Wednesday that is 2 and a half weeks before the test date to speak with a customer service representative.
By Email: Use the email inquiry form to contact SAT Program Customer Service online.
By Telephone: (212) 713-7789
By Mail For Customer Service requests, write to:
College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 025505
Miami, FL 33102

Test Center Change

If your first- or second-choice test center is not listed on your Admission Ticket, chances are the center you requested when you registered was full and you were assigned to the next closest available test center.

Test Date Change

If you were absent from a test for which you registered and want to test on another date, call Customer Service to transfer to a later date.

Test Change

You can change your test from SAT Reasoning Test to SAT Subject Tests or vice versa if you pay the change fee.
There is no charge for changing from one Subject Test to a different Subject Test. If you want to substitute one Subject Test for another, you should do that at the test center. You may substitute any Subject Tests offered except the Language Tests with Listening. Go to Top

SAT Score

To view your scores on the Web, sign in to your profile and visit My SAT. From there you can see your entire score history and a history of all score recipients to which you have previously sent scores.
Your official printed score report will be mailed to you, your high school, and to colleges and scholarship programs designated on your Registration Form about three weeks after the test.

Updating Your Score Recipients

You can make changes to your score recipients easily in your My SAT account. When you register, you can send four score reports at no cost. You can change these score recipients until 11:59 PM (EST) on the Monday one week after your scheduled test date.

Send SAT Scores

In addition to the score reports you chose to send when you registered for the SAT, you can send scores to other colleges and scholarship programs for an additional fee. Only score reports from completed and scored tests will be sent. You can only send scores that appear next to test dates on your SAT Status page. Scores from future tests for which you have registered, but have not yet completed, will not be included.

You receive the SAT Score

Scores are mailed to you, and the additional colleges and programs requested, approximately four weeks after your request. Please remember that an additional week may be needed for the score recipients to process your scores, once they receive them.
All available scores will be sent, including those from previous test administrations. You cannot send only your latest or highest SAT Reasoning Test scores, or separate scores for critical reading or mathematics or writing, or only SAT Reasoning Test or only SAT Subject Tests scores.

Additional score reports

Go to the Scores page and click the View and Send Scores button. You'll be prompted to sign in to your personal SAT Registration and Scores page. If you haven't already created a user name and password, do so now. Click the Send Available Scores button. Search by name, state, code, or country for the colleges and scholarship programs you'd like to receive your scores. Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Once you submit your request online, it cannot be canceled.

Additional Score Report by Mail

To request additional score reports by mail, download the Additional Score reporting form. After completing the form, send it, along with proper payment, to:
SAT Program
P.O. Box 8057
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Score Report on Phone

You may also get your SAT scores with Scores by Phone, a U.S $11 fee applies. (+1-609-771-7600)

Rush Reporting

Rush reporting is available for an additional fee. Rush scores are sent two business days after your request is received. Be sure to check with the institutions before requesting this service: not all colleges can accept rush reporting. Remember, most colleges and universities require official score reports sent from the College Board. Go to Top

On the Test Center

Schedule

Arrive at the test center no later than 7:45 a.m., unless the Admission Ticket says otherwise. Admission to the center begins at that time.
  • The doors to the testing rooms close at about 8:15 a.m.
    Testing starts between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Once testing has begun, latecomers cannot be admitted.
    There are three five-minute breaks. You can consume snacks and drinks during the breaks.
  • IDs are checked whenever you enter the testing room. Keep your ID with you at all times.
  • Wait to be seated—your seat is assigned, not chosen by you.
  • The test supervisor gives you an answer sheet first and gives step-by-step instructions for filling out the personal and test information
  • Each test book has a unique serial number. The test supervisor hands a book to each test-taker in serial number order and records the test book distribution on a chart.
  • No one may leave the room without permission.
  • Test books, answer sheets, and calculators must remain on your desk during breaks.
Cell phone use is not allowed at any time in the test center.
  • Once the testing room supervisor has read the instructions to students to turn off and put away cell phones and other prohibited devices, if a student's cell phone makes any noise or a student is seen using the phone at any time (including breaks), the student will be dismissed, the scores will be canceled and the device may be confiscated and its contents inspected.
  • Prohibited electronic devices may be subject to collection, and the College Board and its employees and representatives, including a test administrator, will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prohibited devices.

SAT Time Allocation

The test contains 3 hours and 45 minutes of actual timed sections, although most administrations, including orientation, distribution of materials, completion of biographical sections, and eleven minutes of timed breaks, run about four and a half hours long.

SAT Question Difficulty Levels

The questions range from easy, medium, and hard depending on the scoring from the experimental sections. Easier questions typically appear closer to the beginning of the section while harder questions are towards the end in certain sections. This is not true for every section but it is the rule of thumb mainly for math and sentence completions and vocabulary.

Use of Calculator

With the recent changes to the content of the SAT math section, the need to save time while maintaining accuracy of calculations has led some to use calculator programs during the test. These programs allow students to complete problems faster than would normally be possible when making calculations manually.
The use of a graphing calculator is sometimes preferred, especially for geometry problems and questions involving multiple calculations. According to research conducted by the College Board, performance on the math sections of the exam is associated with the extent of calculator use, with those using calculators on about a third to a half of the items averaging higher scores than those using calculators less frequently.