Testing Closer to Home

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If you live more than 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the nearest test center, you can ask the SAT Program to open a test center closer to your home. The program will notify you if it is possible or not.

How to Request a Closer Testing Center

  • Register for the SAT Subject Tests using the paper registration form
  • Enter the number 02000 for test center on the Registration Form and leave the second choice blank
  • Include a letter describing the situation with the completed Registration Form
  • Mail your registration no later than the regular postmark deadline if testing in the U.S.
  • Mail your registration for receipt by the early registration deadline if testing in an international location

Request Restrictions

  • Requests must be made in writing, with a paper Registration Form.
  • International testers can request closer test centers only for November through May test dates.
  • Closer test requests are not an option for testers in India or Pakistan.
  • Requests cannot be made for late registration.

Students will receive an Admission Ticket showing the test center assignment several weeks before the test.