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SAT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9 Test Day Instructions

Test Day Instructions

for the SAT,  PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9

Date: Tuesday, April 9th for the SAT, PSAT 10 & PSAT 8/9

Arrival Time: 7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 8:00:   Students arrive and will be taken to their testing rooms.  All electronic devices will be collected. Pre-administration begins at 8:00 a.m.



APEX Site, Vinelife Church, 7845 Lookout Rd, Longmont, CO 80503

Approximate Pick-up Time:

SAT - 12:00 p.m.

SAT w/essay - 1:00 p.m.

SAT - extended time - 1:30 p.m.

PSAT 8/9  - 11:30 a.m.

PSAT 8/9 Extended Time - 12:30 p.m.

PSAT 10 - 11:30 a.m.

PSAT 10 - Extended Time - 1:00

What to Bring

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)

  • Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.

  • A drink or snacks (for your break)

  • Breakfast before you arrive

What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content. Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices

  • iPods or other MP3 players

  • iPads or other tablet devices

  • Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices

  • Any texting device

  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment

  • Separate timers of any type

  • Protractors, compasses, rulers

  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils

  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind

  • Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language

All Electronic Devices will need to be shut off and turned in before testing begins.

You’ll need to turn off all electronic devices during the test and even during breaks. Why? Test centers are serious about security and quiet, so prohibited devices—which include cell phones, tablets, and MP3 players—must be turned off and will be collected before testing begins. Better yet: Leave them at home.

If You Bring or Use Prohibited Devices

The test administration staff is encouraged to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including break periods, or to deny admission to anyone who is in possession of a prohibited electronic device.

If your device makes noise or you are seen using it at any time, including during breaks, you may be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be confiscated and its contents inspected. The College Board is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you are in the test center.