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On Test Day

Plan ahead for your SAT Subject Tests day

To protect the validity and fairness of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, the College Board has instituted some important changes to registration and test-day requirements for 2012-13. Students are given our complete test security enhancements online or in the Student Registration Guide.

Reliable advice helps ensure that students will arrive at the test center with everything they need. Explain test-day procedures and plan ahead so that test day goes smoothly for your students.

Help your students avoid last-minute mishaps on test day

No matter how prepared your students are for the SAT Subject Tests, it can happen to anyone: the last-minute test day mishap. Forgotten photo ID, alarm malfunction, the dog ate my Admission Ticket ... the list of mistakes goes on and on.

You can equip your students with all the information they need including a checklist of last-minute reminders to review the day before the test.

Occasionally, unexpected circumstances intervene that prevent students from taking SAT Program Tests on their test day. Learn more about SAT Program policies and what to do if:

  • A student arrives late
  • A student is absent
  • A test center is closed

Customized Entry Pages

Related Materials

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

  • Guidelines for the Release of Data
  • Score Reporting Options for High Schools
  • Electronic Data Layout for High Schools
  • Score Reporting Options for Higher Ed Institutions
  • Electronic Data Layout for Higher Ed Institutions

Coming in Spring 2016: The Redesigned SAT


  • 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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