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SAT Standby Testing – What it is and how it works

Did your child miss the regular and late registration deadlines for the SAT? If so, he or she can attempt SAT standby testing.  Here’s what your child needs to know about the standby testing option.

  • Test centers admit standbys on a first-come, first-served basis and only if there are seats, materials, and staff available after all registered students have been admitted.
  • A student could be turned away; there are no guaranteed seats or test booklets.
  • To test as a standby, a student must bring his or her completed registration form (obtained from the student’s college counseling office), including a check, money order, or credit card payment for the full amount (regular registration fee of $49 plus an additional $43), and arrive at his or her preferred testing center no later than 7:45am.
  • If your child will be testing with accommodations, you should know that the only accommodation available to standby testers is 50% extended time. In order to test as a standby, students with 50% extended time must bring their Eligibility Approval Letter with them to the test center.

For more information about SAT standby testing, visit the College Board website.


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