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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

1570-1600 36 1330-1350 29 1100-1120 22 830-870 15
1530-1560 35 1300-1320 28 1060-1090 21 780-820 14
1490-1520 34 1260-1290 27 1030-1050 20 730-770 13
1450-1480 33 1230-1250 26 990-1020 19 690-720 12
1420-1440 32 1200-1220 25 960-980 18 650-680 11
1390-1410 31 1160-1190 24 920-950 17  620-640 10 
1360-1380 30 1130-1150 23 880-910 16  590-610

Exam Fees – 2019-20

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) $30
Late Fee $30
Waitlist fee (Charged only if you are admitted to the test center on test day) $53
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 8/28/21 10/2/21 11/6/21 12/4/21 3/12/22 5/7/22 6/4/22
Arvin 05-141              
Bakersfield College 05-130              
Centennial 05-129   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CSUB 05-132              
East Bakersfield 05-146              
Foothill 05-143              
Frontier 05-137              
Garces 05-128              
Highland 05-422              
Independence 05-424              
Liberty 05-897              
North 05-148              
South 05-899              
Stockdale 05-135              

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 July 2020