Register for the January SAT

If you are planning to take the SAT in January, Saturday, December 28, 2012 is the last day you can register without paying late fees. This is also the last test for which a photo ID is not absolutely mandatory.

For students taking the SAT in the United States and Canada, The Right Path also highly recommends ordering the Question Answer Service. The QAS is only available three times per year and can be ordered from the registration site or up to five months after taking the test.

For more information about the QAS, click here.

Register for the SAT here.


What Do I Need to Know About Registering for the SAT?

When you are ready to register for the SAT, knowing a few things ahead of time will make the registration process go more smoothly and help expedite the process.

Many students assume they can register for the SAT in a matter of just a few minutes, but the College Board clearly states that this process does takes approximately 20 minutes. This is because the website is gathering information that should help direct you in your college search and should help the College Board develop high quality SAT testing procedures and SAT test questions.

In addition to the regular questions most students expect to find on a registration form, the SAT asks several questions about your high school courses, extra curricular activities, and interests. Having a copy of your high school transcript and/or high school plan with you at registration may help you answer questions about classes you’ve taken and forgotten about, the number of credits you have in a certain subject, and the scores you have received. You should also have a list of any activities, clubs, and sports you have joined along with positions held.

Click here to register for the SAT.

Knowing where you are coming from is one aspect of SAT registration. Knowing where you are going is another aspect. Having an idea of the size, location, and type of college or university you would like to attend is helpful since the College Board will ask you questions about this at registration. It will also ask you to choose up to five possible majors as well as activities you may be interested in pursuing at college.

Don’t worry if you are uncertain of the answers right now. The College Board leaves room for those who don’t know exactly what they want, and there are more who don’t know than do at this point, to choose Undecided as an option.

Registering for the SAT is an easy task and you should not feel that the responses you give are written will label you forever, but you should take a few minutes to prepare yourself and begin thinking seriously about your options.


October ACT Registration – Final Day of Late Registration

If you plan to take the October ACT but have not yet registered, this is your last chance. Late registration ends today. Do not forget there is an additional fee for late registration and that the ACT now requires a photo to be submitted upon registration for security purposes.

The next ACT will be held December 8, 2012. ACT Registration for that test ends November 2nd and late registration ends November 16th.

Register here for the October ACT.

Registration Deadline for the November 3, 2012 SAT

If you are planning to take the November 3rd SAT, the registration is today. Go to the College Board website and register now. Seniors, this may be your last chance to get those scores in to your colleges. Do not delay any longer!

College Board Registration for November 3, 2012: Register Here.

Late registration for the November 3, 2012 is open until October 19, 2012. Additional fees are required and the school of your choice is never guaranteed.

International Student SAT Registration – November SAT

International students planning to attend an American university and needing the November SAT must register with their representative today, not later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time, September 25, 2012. Those planning to self-register can wait until the October 4th registration deadline.

The Right Path works via face-to-face online connections with foreign students as well as distant American students. The Right Path has written its own test prep manuals using the best practices from many sources and questions taken from the actual tests along with an individualized approach to maximize test results. Contact The Right Path for more information about online tutoring for distant students or to host a class within the United States.

For more information on SAT registration dates, go to the College Board website.

International students may also find this College Board site helpful.

Don’t Miss the Final Day for Late October SAT Registration

If you are an American student wishing to take the SAT in the United States or one of its territories, today is the final day you may register for the October SAT. If you have not done so already and you wish to take this October’s SAT, you must call or register online by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, September 24, 2012.

Previously, the final date for October SAT registrations had been September 21, 2012. The College Board has extended this by three days for those wishing to register online or by phone; however, for those wishing to register by mail, the registration cutoff date has remained September 21. If your registration was not postmarked by September 21 at 11:50 pm, you must assume your registration has been denied.

Late registration does require an additional fee. It is $50 to register for the SAT during normal registration periods. Late registrants will add another $27 to that amount. The College Board does permit fee waivers for students meeting financial guidelines. These cutoff dates are not affected by an individual’s fee waiver status.

For more information on SAT test dates and registration go to the College Board website.


September 25, 2012 is the final day international students may register for the SAT. International students must have their registration form received, not submitted, by their registration deadline. For more on international registration, see Tuesday, September 25th’s post.