Signing up for the SAT (Registering, Fee Waiver, and Sending Scores)
PART 1: Signing up for the SAT
To sign up for the SAT you need to go your Collegeboard account (or create one).
Name HINT: The name you use for this account is the name you will use for ALL college applications.
It is difficult to change your name on Collegeboard, MAKE SURE IT IS CORRECT!
Password HINT: Make your password the same as your Naviance password if possible—Also as soon as you make your account go on to your Navianve account and complete a quick survey to save your Collegeboard username and password. Go to “About Me” tab and click on “Collegeboard Account” listed under “Surveys to take” in the left side column. Once you complete a survet it will appear in “Completed Surveys” in case you forget (MANY DO!)
Sign on to www.collegeboard.com and go to “SAT Registration”
Click on “SAT HOME”
Click on “REGISTER NOW”
Click on either “Sign in” or “SIGN UP”
Then start the registration process (you will need to download a picture of yourself to complete the process)
PART 2: Fee Waiver Instructions for SAT (for qualified students—free/reduced lunch)
While you are an 11th or 12th grader in high school, you can use two fee waivers for the SAT Reasoning and two fee waivers for the SAT Subject Tests. If you fail to show up for the exam or need to make changes to the date, you WILL lose your fee waiver! It is important to make it a priority and follow ALL Collegeboard directions about what to bring and do as well as figure out a way to get to the testing site long before the day of the test.
You can use the waiver for either SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Tests
SAT Reasoning is one day (four hour exam)
SAT Subject Tests you can take up to three exams (each exam is 1 hour—recommended to take only two at each sitting)
To get a fee waiver EITHER bring in a copy of your Free or Reduced Lunch Letter to College and Career Center or go to the Parent Center (Room 129) and ask them to send Ignaitis an email that states you are Free or Reduced Lunch. Then come to the College and Career Center (Room 115) and pick up a fee waiver. DON NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY!
During the registration process, it will ask if you will be using a fee waiver
PART 3: How to send SAT Scores
(Send as soon as you register, YES before you take the exam)
Special Instructions for Sending MY SAT Scores to CSU and UCs
UC System: Send to one UC and will send to all 9 (Junior and Senior)
CSU System: Send scores to CSUApply 3594 (Junior and Senior) and all 23 schools will receive (See Directions Below)
How do I send my SAT score to CSUApply?
How do I send My SAT Scores to individual schools during my SENIOR year/
Do I send my SAT Scores my junior year to schools?
Some private and out of state public accept scores from juniors. Call each college to find out their specific policy for holding scores. The CSU and UC system does hold on to scores for 5 years so you could save a little money by sending them when you register. Send to one UC and 3594 to send to CSU.
Signing Up for the ACT
STEP 1: Go to actstudent.org and create an account—use your full proper name—and stick with it—if your name is different on your applications—schools might not be able to match your scores with your application and your application most likely with be pulled.
STEP 2: Click on the Register icon
Fill out the form as best as you can—ACT is creating a profile on you—they want to know the type of school you want to go to and the type of person you are—if you are undecided, click “no preference”
If you click on that you are a “Hispanic/Latino” it will prompt you to click on some other choices; “White, Black, Native American, etc.”—if none apply, you must click on the last one to move on.
DON’T PUT YOU SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Sequoia’s School Code: 052605
Class of 2019’s class size: 519
School DOES NOT rank: leave blank
When finished with survey, accept terms and move on to actual registration
We do NOT offer ACT at Sequoia—Put zip code and it will give you the closest location
ALWAYS CHOOSE WITH WRITING!
Fee waiver instructions:
Either bring in a copy of your Free/Reduced Lunch Letter or go to the Parent Center (Room 129) and ask them to send Ignaitis an email that states you are Free/Reduced Lunch. Then come to the College and Career Center (Room 115) and pick up a fee waiver. Do not wait until the last day!
If you do not show up for your ACT when you registered, you will LOSE your FEE WAIVER (for any reason)
Make it a priority and find a way to the school long before the test date.
*The fee waiver number is at the top of the page—Save the form for your files.
STEP 3: Sending Scores
As a junior: most private do not accept scores from juniors; call if you know you will be applying next year. The CSU and UC system doe hold on to your scores up to 5 years so you could save a little money by sending them when you register. Send one UC and one CSU and all the schools will be able to see them at one point.
As a senior: You NEED to send you scores to each school! Send one UC and one CSU and all the schools will be able to see them at one point.