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SAT fees for 2015-16

Registration for the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests will open in June 2015. Help your students submit the correct payment when they register by sharing information about fees. Information about refunds is given below the table.

Registration Fees
SAT with essay (entire testing year)
SAT* (March - June)

SAT Subject Tests
Basic registration fee (per registration)
Language with Listening Tests
All other SAT Subject Tests

add $26
add $18

Additional Processing Fees
(add to total test fees)
Register by phone
(available only if you have registered before)
Change test, test date or test center fee $28
Late fee (U.S. and U.S. territories) $28
Waitlist fee (Note: waitlist status is not allowed in Cameroon, Ghana, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Nigeria, Thailand, or Vietnam) $46
Non-U.S. Regional Fee
(add to test fees if testing outside U.S. and U.S. territories)
Africa (Sub-Saharan)
East Asia/Pacific
Europe & Eurasia
Middle East/N. Africa
South & Central Asia

Receiving Scores
Scores received online no charge
Scores received by phone (per call) $15
Scores received by mail no charge
Sending Scores
Score report requests at registration. (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.) Four included at no charge
Additional score report requests

Score report fee (per report) — refundable if absent on test day
Request to rush (per order) — refundable if absent on test day
Request for old reports — Retrieval fee (per order)

add $31
add $31

Student Answer Verification Services (This links to the student area of this website.)
Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) — refundable if absent on test day $18
Student Answer Service (SAS) — refundable if absent on test day $13.50
Additional Services
Multiple-choice hand score verification $55 ($27.50 for fee-waiver users)
Essay score verification $55 ($27.50 for fee-waiver users)
Refund processing fee (for overpayments and duplicate payments) $7

*Students may register for the SAT without the essay starting with the March 2016 administration.


Fees related to score services are refundable if the student misses the test date: 

  • Student Answer Services (QAS or SAS) a student ordered on the Registration Form for a test date that he or she later missed
  • Additional score reports that a student ordered on the Registration Form for a test date that he or she later missed

If a student ordered the Question-and-Answer Service and the order was not fulfilled (for example, because he or she had to take a makeup test), the student should contact us (this link takes you to the student section of this site) to find out if he or she is entitled to a refund. Refunds are processed beginning six weeks after the test date.

Students who register for a test date and subsequently decide not to test on that date are urged to transfer to a later test date (the change fee applies). Changes to test date can be made through a student’s online account or by calling Customer Service . If a student cannot transfer, he or she can contact Customer Service before the test to request a partial refund. Requests for partial refunds of test fees must be made no later than five days before the published test date.

Customized Entry Pages

Related Materials

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

  • The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • This Is Your SAT
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, U.S. edition
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, International edition
  • SAT Code List, U.S. version
  • SAT Code List, International version
  • Counselor's Guide to SAT Program Fee Waivers

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