Students applying for various undergraduate courses in the United States are expected to submit their SAT scores as a part of their application to qualify. The exam is administered 7 times a year in the US and 6 times a year overseas.
Here are quick SAT registration steps you need to follow
Understanding your SAT Schedule
- It is ideal to create your SAT plan right from your high school freshman year (or equivalent).
- Create an outline of the courses you will need to take to get into a college and program of your choice.
- Also take into account your SAT subject tests. These are hour long tests that focus on specific subject areas and are often mandatory in many Ivy League schools and specialized programs. There are about 20 SAT subject tests given in 5 subject areas including Math, Science, Languages, History and English.
- It is recommended that you take your SAT subject tests if you are in your sophomore year.
- Most high school students choose to take their SATs twice. Once in the junior year and then again in the senior year. This will help you improve your initial score. If you feel that your initial scores are high enough, you can send them to universities of your choice and request for a college visit. This will also showcase your seriousness towards a program.
Registering for the SATs
- You can choose to register online through the College Board website or by physical mail. Most education consultants around the world and college guidance offices within schools will help you with the process.
- When registering online, you will have to pay the fee via credit card.
- Regular registration deadlines are usually about 3 to 4 weeks before the test date. You will also be able to rely on late registration deadlines that are about 2 to 3 weeks before the date of the test. Make sure that you go through all the deadlines before you schedule your test.
- The basic SAT registration fee is about USD 43 while the SAT with Essay is at USD 54.50. If you apply late, you will be charged an addition of USD 28.
Remember that if you pay the registration fee and miss your exam date without letting the SAT registration program know, you will have to go through the entire process again at an additional cost.
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