After your labels arrive, hold a preadministration session where students answer profile questions on their answer sheets. Getting that out of the way before test day helps students focus when it’s time to take the test.
The date your labels arrive depends on when you submit your data. View the bulk registration timelines to learn more.
Before the Preadministration Session
Check Your Shipment
After you get your shipment, check to make sure it includes the following items:
- Pre-ID labels
- Answer sheets
- Coordinator manuals
- Student guides (SAT School Day only)
If you were sent incorrect labels, contact Customer Service immediately at 888-477-7728. If only the address is incorrect, you can still use the label; instruct the student to update their address online through their College Board account or by bubbling in the correct information on their answer sheet. If any other information is incorrect, don’t use the label—the wrong data will be associated with the student, which will cause problems for them later.
If you're missing labels for some students, give those students blank answer sheets and instruct them to complete all sections.
Attach Your Labels
Apply your labels to answer sheets before your preadministration session.
Share Free Score Report Info
Encourage SAT test takers to take advantage of their four free score reports and decide where they'd like to send their scores. Your office should have a copy of The SAT and SAT Subject Tests Domestic Code List (.pdf/2.8 MB) which lists college and scholarship codes.
Students can also wait until test day to choose score recipients.
During the Preadministration Session
Hand Out Labeled Answer Sheets
During the preadministration session, students can provide additional information not already on the pre-ID label. You can find instructions for guiding students through preadministration in the applicable coordinator manual.
Tell Students About College Board Accounts
Encourage students to sign up for free College Board accounts so they'll be able to view their score reports.
Discuss Benefits for Low-Income Students
Let SAT test takers know that benefits are available if they're eligible for SAT fee waivers. These include unlimited free score reports, college application fee waivers, and free score verification services. Learn more about benefits for low-income students.