Testing Closer to Home

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If you live more than 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the nearest test center, you can ask the SAT Program to open a test center closer to your home. The program will let you know whether it’s possible.

How to Request a Closer Testing Center

  • Register for the SAT by mail, using the paper registration form.
  • Enter the number 02000 for test center on the registration form and leave the second choice blank.
  • Include a letter describing the situation with the completed registration form.
  • Mail your registration no later than the regular postmark deadline if testing in the U.S.
  • Mail your registration for receipt by the early registration deadline if testing in an international location.

Request Restrictions

  • Requests must be made in writing, with a paper registration form
  • International test-takers can request closer test centers for the November through May test dates only
  • Requesting a closer test center is not an option for test-takers in India or Pakistan
  • Requests cannot be made for late registration

Students will receive an Admission Ticket showing the test center assignment several weeks before test day.