Table of Contents
1. COVID-19 Protocol
2. Check Your Test Center
2.1. The Test Centers Open at 7:45 A.M., and the Exams commence between 8:30 and 9:00 A.M.
2.2. Breaks and Dismissal
2.3. Additional Tips

All test facilities adhere to the same processes and guidelines, which you should familiarize yourself with before the SAT test day.

COVID-19 Protocol

  • Before visiting the testing site, know the SAT exam requirements and get ready to answer questions regarding your health. 
  • If you’re traveling to your SAT test center, you should be aware of and adhere to any quarantine or travel restrictions in the testing area. 
  • Please remain at home if you are unwell on the day of your exam. Due to sickness, you will not pay a cancellation fee if you remain home.
  • Bring a face mask to the SAT exam. Wear it according to the exam center’s instructions and always remember to maintain a healthy level of social distance.

Check Your Test Center

Before the day of your test, check the test center closings to be sure your test location hasn’t changed or closed. Also, verify the test center website on the SAT day morning to be on the safe side.

The Test Centers Open at 7:45 A.M., and the Exams commence between 8:30 and 9:00 A.M.

  • At 7:45 A.M., all exam centers open. Unless otherwise stated on your entrance ticket, test centers doors shut at 8 A.M. Once testing has commenced, you can no longer be admitted. You can reschedule if you are late or absent.
  • Make sure you have everything you’ll need when you arrive. You will take the seat that has been allocated to you.
  • The proctor will read all instructions from a handbook and advise you when to begin working on each section and when to stop. 
  • You will not be able to return to a section after it has concluded.
  • If you complete a section early, you may not be able to access the next one.
  • Don’t skip any of the sections; score cancellation, delays, or both may happen if you do so.
  • If your exam experience differs from the student in the seat next to you. It’s possible that the sections in your exam books are different.

Breaks and Dismissal

  • Most students get one 10-minute and one 5-minute break during the exam, which is the only time they may eat or drink.
  • Always have your ID and admittance ticket on you. Every time you enter the testing hall, the officials will check them.
  • During breaks, keep your answer papers, calculators and other materials on your desk.
  • You are not allowed to use this time to charge or turn on gadgets such as cell phones; if you do, the officials will cancel your scores.
  • You should be done with the test by noon.

Additional Tips

  • When you’re in the test facility, the College Board is not liable for any loss or damage to personal things, including electronic devices.
  • During the administration of the exam, including during break intervals, test administration personnel retain the right to confiscate and detain prohibited electronic devices.

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