Decide when and where you want to take the SAT and then register online. The registration process takes about 30 minutes, but you can start it and then come back to finish later.
Explore test center locations.
Consider multiple locations. Not all test centers have available seats, but you’ll see availability during the registration process.
Choose your preferred test date.
Most students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year and then again in the fall of their senior year.
SAT Dates and Deadlines
Get the latest dates and deadlines for the SAT Weekend administrations.
Sign in to your free College Board account. If you don’t have an account yet, create one.
You need to register for yourself—your parent or counselor can’t do it for you.
Complete your online registration.
You'll enter identifying information, select a date and location, and upload a photo that meets our requirements.
SAT Photo Requirements
Review the latest photo requirements for the online SAT registration process before uploading a photo.
Learn about SAT registration fees and other fees for U.S. test takers.
SAT Fee Waivers
If you're eligible for a fee waiver, you can take the SAT for free and get other benefits.