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International Student SAT Registration

Registering for the SAT abroad

International students can register for the SAT in any of three ways:

  • Online
  • By mail with a copy of The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests, which should be available at their school
  • Through an SAT International Representative (see below)

Students can search for an overseas test center in the Student area of this website. They should make sure to choose a center that is within reach of their home.

Students outside the U.S. may also visit an EducationUSA advising center in their city or region to learn more about college admission testing. Many also offer SAT registration materials and computers for students to register online.

Registering through an SAT International Representative

To register through an SAT International Representative, students must

  • Complete the paper Registration Form and enclose it in the registration envelope provided with The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests.
  • Print the name and address of the appropriate SAT Representative on the blank label provided, and place it on the envelope as directed.
  • Use an acceptable payment method, as listed in the registration booklet. Representatives do not accept credit cards for SAT registrations.
  • Send the registration with full payment to arrive at the Representative's office by the early registration deadline. (For October, see the deadline given with the list of SAT International Representatives.)

Find the SAT International Representative closest to your students by clicking below on the region in which they live (these links take you to the student area of this website).

Not all countries have SAT International Representatives. For further questions, students should contact the nearest Overseas Advising Center.

Paying for the test

All payment must be paid in United States dollars in one of the following forms:

  • Credit card
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Discover
  • Bank draft
  • Check drawn on a U.S. bank
  • United States Postal Service money order
  • International money order
  • UNESCO coupon

International registration restrictions

Individual countries have various restrictions that apply to registration and taking an SAT Program test, as noted here.

Identification restrictions

Students from the following countries must present a valid passport as ID to be admitted for testing:

  • Ghana
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan

To be admitted for testing, students from the following countries must present as ID either a valid passport or a national ID of the country in which testing is taking place:

  • Egypt
  • Korea
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Online registration restrictions

Online registration is not permitted in

  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Togo

Students registering to take SAT Program tests in any of these countries must register by paper, and they must mail their Registration Forms in time to arrive by:

  • The early registration deadline if registering through an SAT International Representative
  • The regular registration deadline if registering on their own

Testing in Kenya

Students in Kenya must register for SAT Program tests through LTS (the sole SAT Representative in Kenya authorized by the College Board). LTS will distribute Paper Registration Guides, process all test registrations, collect fees in local currency, and coordinate with Kenyan test centers.

The following restrictions apply to testing in Kenya:

  • No online registrations are accepted
  • Payment by credit card is not allowed
  • Waitlist registration is not permitted

Please contact LTS for all information pertaining to registration and payment.

LTS of East Africa
TAJ Tower, Upperhill
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 233 0843 or +254 20 232 5834 or +254 712 135 826
Email: info@lts-africa.com

Testing in Korea, Thailand or Vietnam

Due to test security concerns, the following restrictions apply:

  • Waitlist registration is not permitted on test day.
  • A valid passport or a valid national ID issued in the country in which testing is taking place is required as ID to be admitted for testing.

Students can still change how many Subject Tests and which ones they take on test day, with the exception of a Language with Listening Test, as long as they are registered to take SAT Subject Tests. Students are billed for additional tests taken.

As an added precaution, supervisors have been instructed to collect all cell phones before testing begins. The College Board will not be held responsible for the loss, theft or damage of prohibited electronic devices in the test center.

Testing in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, or Togo

Due to test security concerns, the following restrictions apply in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo:

  • No online registrations or telephone re-registrations are accepted
  • Payment by credit card is not allowed
  • Waitlist registration is not permitted

Along with their completed Registration Form, students must submit payment to the College Board by one of the following means:

  • Check drawn on a U.S. bank
  • U.S. Postal Service money order
  • International money order
  • UNESCO coupon
  • Bank draft

Students from Nigeria may choose to register for the SAT through GIEVA, which is the sole authorized SAT International Representative for Nigeria. Payment must be in bank draft or money order payable to GIEVA, in local currency at the current exchange rate. Credit card payment is not accepted.

Testing in India and Pakistan

The following restrictions apply in these two countries:

  • Sunday testing is not available
  • Testing closer to home is not offered

Testing in Hong Kong, Macau, or Singapore

Customized Entry Pages

HIGHLIGHT

Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Advising and Admission Handbook for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • SAT Code List, International version

Contact

  • SAT Program for K-12
  • Phone: (888) SAT-HELP
  • International: (212) 520-8600
  • Phones are available between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Summer hours (from the end of June through August) are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). The SAT Program Educator Helpline may be reached by completing this email inquiry form.

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