Payments and Refunds
Learn about making payments and receiving refunds for U.S. tests
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American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and JCB.
We recommend that new PayPal users set up their account prior to beginning registration. View answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Make checks payable to "The College Board." Checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. Any checks drawn on non-U.S. banks will be returned.
Do not send cash. Cash will not be accepted. Use one of the other methods to submit your payment.
We reserve the right to collect payments electronically by check. Checks returned to the College Board for insufficient funds will be represented electronically and your account will be debited for the amount of the check, plus the state-allowed penalty fee.
Test-takers are encouraged to take the test for which they registered. If you are unable to test, you can transfer to a future test date (for a change fee). If you do not want to transfer your registration, you can contact Customer Service to request a cancellation of your SAT registration.
- You will receive a partial refund of $10 of your registration fee if you call Customer Service and cancel your test registration no later than five days before the test date you are registered for.
- Registrations cannot be cancelled and/or refunded later than five days before test day.
IMPORTANT: If you cancel your registration and later decide you would like to take the test on that date, you’ll need to register again. Don’t attempt to test using your original registration; if you do, those scores will not be reported.
The following fees are refundable only under specific circumstances:
- Question-and-Answer Service or Student Answer Service is refundable only if your order has not yet been fulfilled or if you missed your test date (for example, you were absent or you had to take a makeup test).
- Additional score reports that you ordered at the time of registration are refundable only if you are absent.
If you ordered QAS and your order was not fulfilled (for example, because you had to take a makeup test), contact us to find out if you are entitled to a refund. Refunds are processed beginning six weeks after the test date.