SAT Fees and Registration in Kenya

SAT Fees and Registration in Kenya

By Clara N.

We receive a lot of questions asking what the full cost of the SAT is and how to go about the registration.

And just like many parts of the college application process, taking the SAT (and even using your SAT scores) comes with an assortment of fees.

So let’s jump right into it!

Registration charges are mandatory if you are planning on taking the SAT and you will need to register at least a month before the test date.

SAT registration

LTS is the ONLY SAT registration and payment center in Kenya. 

We DO NOT allow for registrations through agents.

Registration is done online. The first thing you need to do is to create an account with the College Board

The account will allow you to register for the SAT and see your scores. You can also use it to research colleges. It’s an essential tool for all college applicants.

Pick a test date

You then want to pick a test date after that. Decide when you want to take the SAT, giving yourself at least a month to prepare. The SAT in Kenya is done in March, May, June, October, November and December.

What happens if you miss the deadline? College Board has a waitlist which means that students who miss the late registration deadline may still be able to register but at a fee. The charge is processed only if you end up taking the test. 

Pick a test center location

Picking a test center is not as easy as it may sound. You’ll want to find one that’s conveniently located and a place where you feel comfortable.

Use this Test Centre availability chart to locate test centers close to you.

So how much does the SAT cost?

The SAT test registration fee is KES 15,000

For additional post-test services please contact College board.

To avoid scrambling to get your official score reports to schools before their application deadlines, take the test early.

It takes about three weeks for your scores to be posted after you take your SAT. You should budget another two weeks at the minimum for colleges to actually receive your score reports. 

Register early

If you miss the normal deadline and have to register late, you’ll end up increasing your total registration costs by about 50%. Registering months in advance won’t only save you money – it will also ensure you get the test date you want before all the seats are booked.

Take advantage of free score reports

You can send up to four score reports for free if you specify the schools you’d like to send your scores to early enough. List the four schools when you are doing the registration. 

Final thoughts

Studying for the SAT is stressful, so registering should be the least of your worries. If you take care of the process far before the deadline, you won’t have to worry about any last minute technical difficulties. So if you’re still procrastinating, go ahead and register for the SAT already! And then get studying!!!



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  1. Stacy Chepchumba
    Stacy Chepchumba
    March 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    I want to register for SAT exams

    • ltsadmin
      ltsadmin • Post Author •
      March 7, 2022 at 6:47 am

      Hello Stacy,
      Thank you for contacting us. Please visit to view the registration requirements, next available test dates, registration deadlines, test preparation and payment information.

      We have shared all the details on email. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a bell at 0712135826. We’ll be happy to help.

  2. Sheila
    August 29, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    How much are you going to pay if you want the sat test and in what terms?

    • ltsadmin
      ltsadmin • Post Author •
      August 30, 2022 at 8:56 am

      Hi Sheila,
      Thank you for contacting us. The SAT registration fee is KES 14,000. You have the option of paying via Mpesa or bank transfer. Look out for an email from us with all the details.

  3. Robert
    March 27, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    I want to register my brother to study
    Where in eldoret should he take the study?

    • ltsadmin
      ltsadmin • Post Author •
      April 6, 2023 at 10:10 am

      Hi Robert,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      He can take online classes with us to prepare for the test. You can find more details via this link
      Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or 0712135826 if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help!

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