You should register as soon as you can. Do not wait
If you are remotely interested in getting your SAT score on time for your college admissions, you should register a test slot as soon as you can. It is not uncommon to find that the test centers have run out of test seats even though the registration deadline is on 30 July.
To book your seat, visit collegeboard.org, create an account, select your preferred test date and test centre, and complete the payment. The entire process should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes|
|August 28, 2021||July 30, 2021||August 17, 2021|
|October 2, 2021||September 3, 2021||September 21, 2021|
|December 4, 2021||November 4, 2021||November 23, 2021|
|March 12, 2022||February 11, 2022||March 1, 2022|
|May 7, 2022||April 8, 2022||April 26, 2022|
Based on our experience, if the registration at the test center of your choice is full, you can try choosing the “Let us find you a test center” option at the registration portal. Usually, College Board would get back to you in 7-10 days with the seat availability.
If that doesn’t work, your last resort would be writing in to College Board to inform them that seats have run out more than 2 months prior to the deadline (Will this actually work? Well, it’s definitely worth trying).
Got a slot? Great! Now it's time to prepare for the test!
Almost all candidates are juggling multiple commitments such as school, co-curricular activities and the SAT. Hence, it is crucial to have a study plan.
Here’s our recommendation for your lead up to your SAT test date.
First 4 – 8 weeks:
- Attend SAT classes, learn the necessary SAT concepts and techniques.
- Attempt SAT practice tests/questions to find out where your weaknesses are. Focus on accuracy rather than speed. The goal here is to figure out what your weak areas may be and tackle them systematically.
- Consistently practice 10-20 questions a day. Keep a detailed error log and review mistakes at the end of each week.
- Go through your common mistakes with your SAT trainer and clear any doubts you may have.
- Repeat the earlier steps and keep working on your weak areas.
Last 4 weeks:
- You should have a strong SAT foundation by now – the focus will now be on time management and speed. Start doing timed practices, at least once every other day.
- Do at least one full length SAT practice test each week. Time management aside, this builds up the stamina you require to sit through the SAT test.
- Don’t worry about running out of SAT practice tests – we have more than 20 SAT practice tests on PUP for you to do!
All the best with your SAT preparation. Feel free to approach your SAT trainer for any support you require!
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