Tips to help you do your best
◊ Be well-rested and ready to go. Get a good night's sleep the night before the test.
◊ Eat breakfast. You'll be at the test center for several hours and you're likely to get hungry.
◊ Bring acceptable Photo ID and your SAT Admission Ticket.
◊ Bring two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser — a pencil is required for the multiple choice questions and the essay. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed.
◊ Bring a calculator with fresh batteries.
◊ Bring snacks. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you during these breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way toward keeping you alert during the entire test.
◊ Plan to arrive at the test center by 7:45 a.m. Testing starts at about 8:00 a.m.
◊ Make sure you use a No. 2 pencil on the answer sheet. It is very important that you fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. Incomplete marks or erasures may affect your score. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.
SAT Subject Tests
◊ If you are only taking one or two Subject Tests, you may leave the test center after your final test is finished.
◊ You may work on only one test during each testing hour. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time.
◊ You can take up to three Subject Tests on one test date.
◊You can change your mind on test day about which Subject Test you want to take. You may substitute a Subject Test (other than a listening test), or add Subject Tests (other than a listening test) on test day.
If you miss the late registration deadline, there's still a chance you can sometimes take the SAT as a standby. Test centers accept standbys on a first-come, first-served basis only if they have enough space, testing materials, and staff—so there is no guarantee that you'll be admitted to the test.