There Are Seats Available for the SAT!

SAT seats in Singapore have filled up for the October and December 2019 test dates. Students looking to register will be faced with the daunting prospect of "no seats available". Don't despair! There actually ARE seats available but College Board is restricting access to actual residents of Singapore. (College Board is the organization that administers the SAT). Students should "Let College Board find you spot", go on the waitlist, and wait patiently. More on this here.

The SAT is largely unavailable to Chinese students in China and there is a mass migration every test date to locations that do administer the test. The obvious location is Hong Kong, but the spill-over comes down to Singapore. Unlike many other locations, Singapore lacks large-capacity test centers and the fear is that if things are opened up all the way then all seats will get snapped up by Chinese kids immediately. There are actually companies in China that arrange special "testing trips" for students to travel to a non-Chinese Asian city, do 36 hours of last minute prep, take the test on Saturday morning, go shopping, and then fly home.

Students go on the waitlist and then College Board presumably verifies that they are a resident of Singapore and then they will be allocated a spot and informed via email, in theory.

If this isn't working for you, we would like to know. Please email us if you are "stuck" and be sure to include your full name and also specifically when you tried to register for which test date with any communication you have had with College Board. We at Testtakers obviously have a vested interest and will be holding feet to fires to try to sort this out.

Note that if you are enrolled at the Singapore American School or UWCSEA East Campus (not Dover, just East) then you are lucky. Your school is a “closed test center” with seats available just for you. Check with your school’s university advising team to find out how to do this.