You may apply for a fee waiver through the Guidance Office if you
cannot afford the test fee. To be eligible for fee waivers for your
college applications, you must first have used a fee waiver for an SAT I
or SAT II test.
Special testing is available only for students who cannot take a test
on Saturday, because of religious observance. Your application for
permission to take the exam on Tuesday must include a letter on your
cleric's letterhead stationery, signed by your cleric. Tuesday test
dates are usually immediately following each Saturday test date, but
check the bulletin carefully.
Students with Disabilities may be able to receive special
accommodations based on their disability. Eligibility requirements for
special accommodations are explained in Information for Students with
Special Needs and in registration materials available in the Special
Standby Testing is a possibility for students who miss the late
registration deadline. There is never a guarantee that you will actually
be seated for an exam as a standby. Test centers accept standbys, on a
first-come basis only, if they have sufficient space, testing materials
and staff. Avoid standby testing if at all possible! Consult the SAT
bulletins for more detailed information.
The name you use when registering for every SAT I and SAT II test,
must be the exact same name as is listed on your college applications
and your high school transcript. If it is not the same, you risk your
records becoming separated.
A Social Security Number is required for accurate test
identification, as well as for many college applications. All juniors
who do not have a Social Security number, should obtain an application
from their District Social Security Office. (Bring your birth
certificate and two pieces of identification with your signature.
Locations for the Social Security Centers are listed in your telephone
Strategy: The SAT I and SAT II test scores include a correction
factor to discourage guessing. One point is received for each question
answered correctly and a fraction of a point is lost for each question
that is incorrectly answered. There is no penalty for omitting a
question,. One should only guess at the answer to a question if one can
eliminate some of the choices. Random guessing with no knowledge of any
of the choices is unlikely to increase a score.