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Your Admission Ticket

When you register for the SAT Subject Tests, you’ll get an Admission Ticket (most students will get a printable ticket online) that shows your name, your photo, and other information you give us. You must bring your Admission Ticket with you on test day, along with a photo ID.

To make sure you are who you say you are, test center staff will compare your Admission Ticket to your photo ID. You won’t be allowed to take the test if any of these things are true:

  • The first and last names — or any other information — on your Admission Ticket don’t match the information on your photo ID.
  • The photo does not meet photo requirements.
  • You submitted registration changes after the deadline.
  • You canceled your test registration before test day.

See the full list of identification requirements.

When you register online, you’ll have a chance to preview your Admission Ticket before submitting your registration. Make sure your name, date of birth, and sex are accurate. These items may not be changed without calling Customer Service once you have submitted your registration.

If you register by mail, check your Admission Ticket as soon as it’s available.

More About Names

You must supply your full, legal name when you register online or on paper. The name you supply will be displayed on your Admission Ticket and added to the student roster.

You are responsible for ensuring that the name you use to register exactly matches the name on the ID document(s) you will present at the test center. You won’t be admitted to the test center if any of the information doesn’t match. If you need to make a change to your name after registering, please contact Customer Service at least 30 days prior to your intended test date.

Middle names and initials are optional on your documents; however, if provided, the middle initial must exactly match the first letter of your middle name on your ID.

This might seem like a lot of talk about names, but you’d be surprised by how many questions we get about this very subject.

How to Print Your Admission Ticket

If you register online, you’ll be prompted to print your Admission Ticket. You can always sign in to your College Board online account and print it again, anytime. You won’t receive an Admission Ticket by mail.

If you’ve made changes to your registration, you must reprint your Admission Ticket.

If You Registered by Mail or Phone

If you use the paper form to register or register by phone, you can still view and print your Admission Ticket online at your College Board account. If you gave us your email address when you registered, you’ll get an email from us with a link to your online Admission Ticket.

If you register by paper or phone and do not give us an email address, or if you tell us on the form that you’d rather get a paper ticket, you’ll get your Admission Ticket in the mail.

Making Changes and Corrections

You can make changes or correct errors on your Admission Ticket up to certain deadlines. See how. Remember that you have to reprint the ticket after making any changes.

Missing Admission Tickets

If you haven’t received your Admission Ticket by one week before the test date, and you’re not able to get it online, call Customer Service.