Get ready to give the SAT as part of an SAT School Day administration.
All students must test in school, starting at the same time in the morning, and completing before lunch is scheduled.
|Test||Actual Testing Time||Administration Activities Time||Total Time|
|SAT||3 hours||50 minutes (approximately)||3 hours and 50 minutes|
|SAT with Essay||3 hours and 50 minutes||50 minutes (approximately)||4 hours and 40 minutes|
Participate in Preadministration
We strongly encourage schools to hold preadministration sessions with students. Having students complete preadministration activities before test day allows them to focus on what matters most. It also reduces the testing time for students and educators on test day.
In a preadministration session you can:
- Distribute student guides so students can learn what to expect on test day.
- Have students fill out their identifying information early to reduce test administration time and extra test day activities.
- Work with students to determine where they will send their four free score reports to colleges and scholarship programs.
Visit Timeline to Test Day to learn when preadministration materials will arrive at your school.
Using Answer Sheets to Send Scores
Students can indicate the colleges or scholarship programs they’d like to send their four free score reports to directly on their answer sheet. Use your preadministration session to prepare them for this important decision.
Schools participating in SAT School Day are subject to the following fees:
2020-21 School Year
|Test||Test Fee||Unused Test Fee||Reduced Test Fee|
|SAT||$52 per student||$26 for each unused test book exceeding 50% unused||$8 per income-eligible student|
|SAT with Essay||$68 per student||$34 for each unused test book exceeding 50% unused||$15 per income-eligible student|
Schools participating in an SAT School Day contract aren't charged test fees or unused test fees for contracted grades.
Benefits for Students Using Fee Reductions
Students using SAT School Day fee reductions can get test benefits through their College Board accounts, just like eligible students who take the SAT during the weekend.
- First, educators must identify income-eligible students on the test ordering site.
- Then when students log in to their College Board accounts, they'll verify their eligibility and get access to their benefits dashboard.
After Test Day
It's critical to return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) to the College Board no later than the next school day after test day.