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Acceptable Identification

Students must have photo ID on SAT® test day

Students taking the SAT must present an acceptable form of photo identification in order to be admitted to the test center. IDs will also be checked during the test. If you are advising international students, have them check carefully for any additional restrictions that may apply.

Admittance to the test center does not mean that the identification presented is valid or that scores are reported. All reported cases of questionable identification are subject to review and appropriate action.

Home-schooled students

Home-schooled students who do not have a driver's license, passport, or government-issued ID can download and print a Student ID Form to complete and take to a notary public for validation. A current photo must be attached to the form in the area indicated before the form is notarized.

Students with Waitlist Status

In countries where requests for Waitlist Status are permitted, students must present an acceptable school- or government-issued photo ID that has been issued in the country in which they are testing. Foreign passports, foreign national IDs, or IDs from foreign schools will not be accepted.

Test-takers aged 21 or older

Test-takers who are aged 21 or over as of the day of the test, as indicated on their valid ID must present an official government-issued ID with a current and recognizable photograph (e.g. driver's license, passport) in order to be admitted to the test center. Expired identification is not acceptable. The name on the identification must match the name shown on the Admission Ticket. No other form of identification will be accepted.

Customized Entry Pages

Related Materials

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

  • Anticipated SAT Administration Dates 2013-2015
  • 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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