Changing Your Registration Information

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Mistakes happen and schedules change, which is why you can manage your registration after you've registered.

There are some limits as to what can be changed and when so make sure you understand the implications before making a change. Note: There are fees associated with certain changes.

Important:

Print a New Admission Ticket

If you change any registration information, you'll need to bring an updated admission ticket with you on test day. Find out how to print a new admission ticket.

Before You Make a Change

Do any of these situations apply to you?

  • Test center closing: If your test center closed on test day, read about makeup tests below.
  • Testing with accommodations at your school: If you're approved to test with accommodations that require you to test at your school under the supervision of the SSD coordinator, you need to make changes through your SSD coordinator and the Services for Students with Disabilities office.
  • Testing with accommodations at a test center: Students who received late approval of SSD accommodations normally given in the center may be able to change from standard to accommodated testing on test day if space, staff, and materials are available.

What You Can Change and When

Name, Date of Birth, and Gender

How: Contact Customer Service.

Why: You won't be able to take the test if Name or Date of Birth on your admission ticket is wrong. Your gender on your registration should match what you intend to enter on your answer sheet.

Deadline: No later than 8 p.m. ET on the Monday five days prior to your test date, but don't wait until the last minute. These changes often require sending documentation and take longer to process.

Fee: No.

Test Date

How: Through your College Board account. Register for the new test date that you want. Then, cancel the registration you no longer need to ensure that you get a seat on the test date that you want.

Deadline: See below.

Fee: $25 to cancel before the regular change deadline or $35 to cancel after the regular change deadline through test day.

Test Center

How: Through your College Board account. If you need to change to a test center in a different region, you may need to call Customer Service.

Deadline: Available through the change deadline.

Fee: $25.

Photo

How: Through your College Board account.

Why: Photo doesn't meet test center requirements.

Deadline: Up to five days before the published test date.

Fee: No.

Important: Being able to upload a photo doesn't mean it meets these photo requirements. Centers will turn you away on test day if your photo doesn't meet these standards.

Address, High School Information, Score Reports

How: Through your College Board account.

Why: Information is incorrect or you change the colleges you send scores to.

Deadline: It's usually nine days after the day you took the test—check your admission ticket.

Fee: No.

Update and Print Your Admission Ticket

The admission ticket you bring on test day must be up to date, so if you make any changes you’ll need to update and reprint it. You could be denied entry to the test if your admission ticket isn’t an exact match to the test center roster.

How to update and print your ticket:

  1. Sign into your College Board account.
  2. Click Print/Update Ticket.
  3. Use a credit card or PayPal to cover any fees or charges.
  4. Print your updated admission ticket.

Unexpected Test Center Closings

SAT test center coordinators are instructed to notify local media outlets when their centers are unable to open due to inclement weather, natural disaster, power failure, or other problems. Find updated information about test center closings.

Makeup Testing

A makeup test may be scheduled if your center is unable to open on test day or if a misadministration or irregularity occurs—you will be notified by the SAT Program.

  • Only registered students can take a makeup test. Students who've already tested during the same administration may not use a makeup administration to retest or to take a different SAT Program test.
  • You must bring your updated admission ticket with you to the makeup test.
  • You may test only at the center for which you are registered or authorized.
  • You may only take tests that you registered for on the original date.
  • You must take the entire test at a makeup administration.
  • Sunday testing is available for religious reasons only. You may not test on Sunday if you missed the test on Saturday.
  • Answer Services aren't offered for makeup tests even if it was available for the original test date.
  • The availability of makeup testing and the conditions under which test takers are entitled to take a makeup test are at the sole discretion of College Board.