Test Day Checklist

What to bring — and not to bring — to the SAT

Register Next Tests:
10/11 , 11/8

Must Bring:

Your Admission Ticket
You must have your Admission Ticket on test day. Sign in to My SAT and click "Print Admission Ticket".
Two No. 2 pencils and a soft eraser
Photo identification

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.

An Acceptable Calculator

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
Read the Calculator Policy
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:

The use of cell phones and certain other electronic devices as noted below is prohibited within SAT test centers, and you should not bring these devices to the test center. See the Cell Phones and Electronic Devices policy for more information Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to:

  • Cell phones or smart phones, including BlackBerrys, iPhones or Android devices
  • iPods or other MP3 players
  • iPads or other tablet devices
  • Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
  • Pagers or any other texting devices
  • Separate 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.