Your admission ticket isn’t enough to get you into the test center. Follow these guidelines so you don’t get turned away. You’re responsible for understanding and following these requirements as they appear here.
What to Expect
Test center staff will compare the information on your admission ticket and your photo ID with the test center roster to confirm your registration and identity. You can’t be admitted to the test center if any of the information doesn’t match. For example, you can’t use a nickname on one item but your full name on another.
The staff isn’t required to hold your seat or wait to begin testing if you didn’t bring acceptable identification and need to go home and return with ID.
ID documents must meet all these requirements:
- Be a valid (unexpired) photo ID that is government issued or issued by the school you currently attend. School IDs from the prior school year are valid through the end of December of the current calendar year. (For example, school IDs from 2022-23 can be used through December 31, 2023.)
- Be an original, physical document (not photocopied or electronic).
- Bear your full, legal name exactly as it appears on your admission ticket, including the order of the names.
- Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches both your appearance on test day and the photo you provided when you registered.
- Be in good condition, with clearly legible English language text and a clearly visible photograph.
Taking the Digital SAT on August 26? Make sure that your ID meets all the requirements listed here.