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Scholastic Aptitude Test - 1
IMPORTANT: Beginning in March 2016, the SAT will change. While still assessing skills in reading, writing, and math, the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. The SAT redesign centers on eight key changes; to learn more about these changes, please visit –
SAT – Reasoning Test (SAT-1)
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you’ll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems – skills you learned in school that you’ll need in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200 – 800, with two writing sub scores for multiple-choice and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.

SAT Question Types
The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Math, and Writing section, with a specific number of questions related to content.

SAT/ACT Score Comparisons

2400 36 1920 29 1530 22 1060 15
2340 35 1860 28 1500 21 1000 14
2260 34 1820 27 1410 20 900 13
2190 33 1760 26 1350 19 780 12
2130 32 1700 25 1290 18 750 11
2040 31 1650 24 1210 17    
1980 30 1590 23 1140 16    

Exam Fees – 2017-18

Test Fees
SAT Reasoning Test™


SAT with Essay


Additional Processing Fees (add to test fees)
Register by phone (available only if you have registered before) $15
Change fee (test type, center, or date change) $29
Late Fee $29
Waitlist fee (Charged only if you are admitted to the test center on test day) $49
Additional Score Report Request
(Four reports are included free with every registration)
Receive Your Scores By Phone
Rush Order (by first-class mail or electronically, depending on institution) $31
Official score report (automatically mailed after you test) Free
Scores by Phone (per call) $15
Verify Your Scores
SAT Question & Answer Service (QAS)** $18
SAT Student Answer Service (SAS)** $13.50
Multiple-Choice Score Verification $55
Essay Score Verification $55
Send Scores to Colleges
Score report requests at registration (Four Reports Included) Free
Additional Score Reports $12
Rush Reporting Service $31 +
$12 each report
Retrieval fee for archived scores (additional fees may apply) $31
Fee Waiver

Eligible students may receive two fee waivers to take the SAT-1 Tests to be used from 11th grade through graduation.


You can order the exam in the following manner:
  1. Order On-line at
  2. From mail-in registration, pick up packet at your local high school
  3. Photo Required for Registration – You must provide a photo with your registration, which will become part of your Admission Ticket. For specifics regarding photo, visit the collegeboard website
  4. Standby test taking is not permitted. In some cases, you can request Waitlist Status if you miss the last registration deadline, or if your paper registration has been returned unprocessed without enough time to resubmit it. Waitlist Status may be available beginning from the last registration deadline up until five days before test day. Although every effort will be made to seat applicants who request Waitlist Status, we cannot guarantee that you will be admitted to the test center on test day. Those on the Waitlist are seated after all regularly registered test-takers have been admitted and if sufficient test materials, staff and seating are available.
  5. Test registration on test day at the test center is not available.

Test Center Location, Code and Dates of Exams

Test Center Code 10/7/17 11/04/17 12/02/17 3/10/18 5/05/18 6/02/18
Arvin 05-141   Yes        
Bakersfield College 05-130 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Centennial 05-129 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CSUB 05-132   Yes        Yes
East 05-146 Yes Yes Yes   Yes  Yes
Foothill 05-143 Yes       Yes  Yes
Frontier 05-137 Yes Yes     Yes  
Garces 05-128 Yes       Yes Yes
Highland 05-422 Yes Yes       Yes
Independence 05-424 Yes Yes     Yes Yes
Liberty 05-897   Yes  Yes      
North 05-148 Yes   Yes   Yes  
South 05-899 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stockdale 05-135 Yes Yes     Yes Yes

School Test Codes

School School Test Code
Arvin 050-160
Bakersfield 050-205
Centennial 050-209
East 050-210
Foothill 050-213
Frontier 054-058
Golden Valley 050-259
Highland 050-218
Liberty 050-196
Independence 054-242
Kern Valley 051-342
Mira Monte 054-317
North 050-220
Ridgeview 050-202
Shafter 053-360
South 050-223
Stockdale 050-217
West 050-224

For further information visit the following web page:
updated Sept. 2017