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Kelly Roell

Test-Day Slip-Up!

By November 29, 2012

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nervousRecently, I received this question from a concerned SAT test-taker:

On the SAT test day I found out my middle name and last name were switched on the attendance sheet and even though it didn't match with my passport or admission ticket, the test supervisor told me I should write it on my test as it appears on the attendance sheet. And now I'm worried. Will College Board cancel my scores?

Uh-oh!

This is a big mistake. The proctor should have told this student to write her name as it appeared on her admission ticket and ID. There are very strict rules about acceptable ID for the SAT. One of them is this: the name you use to register for the test must perfectly match the ID you bring to the exam, and must also perfectly match your test itself or your scores could be null! I advised this student to contact the College Board and submit a test center complaint.

Got a question about the SAT registration process, yourself? Submit it, here!

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