Special Circumstances

Registering for testing on Sunday, under 13, and more

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Sunday Testing

You may only request Sunday testing if your religious observance prohibits your ability to test on a published Saturday test date, and this conflict is validated by an official clergy letter. Sunday testing is not available for individuals who would normally test on Saturday. Sunday test dates immediately follow each Saturday test date, unless there is a conflict with a religious holiday. Testing on both Saturday and Sunday is not permitted, and Sunday testing is not available in India or Pakistan.

If you are registering for Sunday testing for the first time, register by paper as follows:

  1. Use code 01000 on your paper registration

    Fill out a paper registration form, which is available from your school counselor. Make sure that you fill in 01000 for the test center code. Leave the second choice blank.
  2. Submit an explanation of religious observance

    Include a written and signed explanation from your cleric on letterhead from your religious institution, with your registration form.
  3. Submit your registration by mail

    Mail the registration, with proper payment and letter from your cleric:
    • No later than the postmark deadline date for regular registration if you are testing in the United States or U.S. territories or commonwealths.
    • In time to be received by the early registration deadline date if you are testing in an international location.

If you have tested previously on a Sunday, you can register online or use telephone re-registration. If you register by mail, you must submit a letter from your cleric with every paper registration form you mail.

Under the age of 13

Due to Internet privacy laws, students younger than 13 years of age cannot register online. To register for the SAT, obtain a Registration Guide packet with registration form and return envelope from your local high school. Complete the form, and submit it with payment to the College Board.

You are not required to provide a photo if you are in the 8th grade or below and should not include one with your registration.

If you are taking the SAT as part of a talent search program, you'll need to submit additional documentation along with your registration form. For details about the additional documentation that you will need in order to register as a talent search student, visit the program page directly:

If you are in the 8th grade or below and testing for Talent Search purposes, you can present a Talent Identification Program ID/Authorization to Test Form; a photo is not required.

If you are not testing for Talent Search purposes, you must present an acceptable photo ID in order to test.

Keeping Scores

If you test in the 8th grade or below, your scores are removed from your file at the end of the academic year that you tested. If you don't want your scores removed, you must let us know before June of the year you tested. Send your request to keep scores, including your full identification information, registration number and test date, to:

The College Board SAT Program
Attention: Talent Search Scores
P. O. Box 025505
Miami, FL 33102

Testing closer to home

If you live more than 75 miles (121 kilometers) from the nearest test center, you may be able to test closer to your home. Please note that we cannot process requests to test closer to home in international locations for the October or June test dates. Also, testing closer to home is not an option offered in India or Pakistan.

To request a closer test center, register by paper as follows:

  1. Use code 02000 on your paper registration

    Fill out a paper registration form. Make sure that you fill in 02000 for the test center code. Leave the second choice blank.
  2. Submit an explanation

    Include a written description of your situation with your registration form.
  3. Submit your registration by mail

    Mail the form, the letter describing your situation and the proper fees:
    • No later than the postmark deadline date for regular registration if you are testing in the United States or U.S. territories or commonwealths.
    • In time to be received by the early registration deadline date if you are testing in an international location.

Over the age of 21

If you will be 21 years old or older on test day, you are considered an adult test- taker, and the following restrictions apply to you:

Identification

You must present an official government-issued ID (for example, a driver’s license or passport) that has a current and recognizable photo. Expired identification is not acceptable. The name on the identification must match the name shown on your Admission Ticket.

No other form of identification will be accepted. Student ID cards are not valid forms of identification for test-takers aged 21 or older.

Waitlist status is not available for test takers 21 years old or older.