Test Day Checklist
What to bring — and not to bring — to the SAT
You must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the test center. You are responsible for understanding and following the SAT Test-Taker Identification Requirements and Policies.
You may be denied entrance to the test center or your scores may be withheld or canceled if you can't present acceptable ID, if the validity of the ID is in question, or if you fail to follow the Identification Requirements and Policies.
Calculators permitted while testing are:
- Graphing calculators
- Scientific calculators
- Four-function calculators (not recommended)
Not permitted as a calculator:
- A laptop or a portable/handheld computer
- Electronic writing pad or pen-input/stylus-driven device (e.g., Palm, PDAs, Casio ClassPad 300) Note: The Sharp EL-9600 may be used without the stylus.
- Pocket organizer
- Cell phone calculator
- Calculator that has QWERTY (keyboard-like) keypad (e.g., TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200)
- Calculator that uses an electrical outlet, makes noise or has a paper tape
Note: SAT Subject Tests with Listening require a CD player.
Nice to Have
- A watch (without an audible alarm)
- Extra batteries and backup equipment
- A bag or backpack
- A drink or snacks (for your break)
What NOT to Bring
- Cell phones
- iPods and iPads
- MP3 players
- Laptops, notebooks, tablets or any other personal computing device
- Timers of any type
- Cameras or other photographic equipment
- Any device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content.