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Test Day Mishaps

Late arrivals and missed SAT Subject Tests dates

Students who arrive to take the SAT Subject Tests after testing has begun will not be admitted to the test center. Students who are late or absent must reschedule if they still want to take the test.

For Subject Tests, some centers may allow students to start testing at the second hour.

When a student needs to reschedule

A student registered for a test who cannot attend, should use his or her online account or call Customer Service to transfer to a later test date. A change fee applies. The student needs the following information when calling:

  • Registration number
  • Test dates (current and later)
  • Credit card number and expiration date or PayPal account information

If a student knows that he or she will miss the test and does not want to reschedule, a partial refund of the test fee may be available. Students should check the payments and refunds  page for more information about refunds.

If a student is absent on test day, no score reports will be sent; it is not necessary to notify us. If a student does not want to re-register for another test date and would like to request a refund for any additional score reports he or she ordered, advise the student to call Customer Service.

When a test center is closed

The SAT® Program posts test center closings in the student area beginning a few days before each test date. If a makeup date or alternate test center information has been confirmed, that information will also be included. During inclement weather, students should check test center closings on Friday night and also on Saturday morning before going to the test center.

Students can go online for more information about makeup testing.

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

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