What Is Bulk Registration?
Organizations participating in bulk registration for paper testing submit student information online and get printed labels for test answer sheets. This saves time because students have fewer bubbles to fill in.
Organizations giving digital assessments must submit student information online so that test coordinators can manage student data and complete digital readiness tasks in the digital testing platform.
New in 2019-20
After listening to students, educators, and other key stakeholders, College Board is making a change to the gender options available to students. Beginning August 2019, the bulk registration tool will support the value "A" to reflect the additional "Another, (not listed) ________" option available to students in all programs, websites, and tools.
Bulk registration is available to districts and states with contracts for SAT School Day, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 and to individual schools participating in digital testing.
Not Part of a Contract?
Some U.S. schools can participate in bulk registration. Contact Customer Service at 888-477-7728 for details.
Bulk registration does not replace test ordering. SAT School Day and PSAT-related assessments must be ordered on the test ordering site.
Benefits of Bulk Registration
- Improves data accuracy: Data submitted by schools, districts, and states are often more accurate, making them more useful.
- Reduces billing discrepancies: Contract billing is based on grade level. Using organization-submitted data eliminates the issues caused by students bubbling in the wrong grade or not bubbling in any grade.
- Saves time on test day: Bulk registration reduces the time students spend filling out registration information on test day, allowing them to focus on the test.
Who Uses Bulk Registration
Bulk registration is available to districts and states with contracts for SAT School Day and PSAT-related assessments, as well as a limited number of participating schools. It's recommended for districts or states with large student enrollments.
Bulk registration is required for all digital testing. Schools giving digital tests don't receive pre-ID labels but do use the data to complete preadministration tasks before test day.
How Bulk Registration Works
You'll use the bulk registration tool to upload a file with your student information. Once your file has been submitted and processed, we'll mail labels to schools giving tests on paper. For schools giving digital tests, student information will be available in the digital testing platform. Learn about file submission.
Bulk Registration Labels (Paper Testing Only)
The date your labels arrive depends on when you submit your data. View the bulk registration timeline to learn more.
Here's what a typical label looks like. If you are testing under a state contract, your label may look a little different.