New Rules for SAT Tests (at NSHS, Oct. 6)

SAT and SAT subject tests at Newton South will be Saturday, October 6, 2012.  The College Board has changed important rules regarding registration and admission to exams.

  1. Students must bring their admission ticket and photo ID to the test center at which they are scheduled to take the test. Students who do not bring both of those items to the test center will not be seated for the exam, even if a test center staff person knows them and can identify them. The students will be asked to leave the test center before testing begins.
  2. Students may test only at the center for which they registered.
  3. Students may take only the test for which they registered. In other words, if a student registered for the SAT, s/he may not change to a subject test.
  4. There is no standby testing any longer. Students who do not have an admission ticket may register for a wait list with the College Board directly. Seating for those students on the day of the test is still subject to test material, space and staff availability. We will know how much space we have for students on the wait list only after registered students have been seated on the morning of the exam.
  5. Registered students who have been approved for accommodations since registering should contact the test center as soon as possible to determine if there is space available for them in a testing room for students with accommodations.
  6. All students who are approved for accommodations are required to bring a copy of their approval letter with them on test day.
  7. Approximate dismissal times at Newton South:
  • Regular SAT 12:45 to 1:15
  • Extended time SAT: 2:00 to 2:30
  • Regular time SAT subject tests:
  • One exam: 9:40 to 10:05
  • Two exams: 11:00 to 11:15
  • Three exams: 12:15 to 12:30
  • Extended time subject tests: add 30 minutes to the above times.

If you have questions, go to or contact Mary Ann Price at 617-559-6555.