SAT Registration in Kenya

SAT Registration in Kenya

SAT Test Dates in Kenya

SAT TEST REGISTRATION DATES IN KENYA 2020-2021
     DEADLINE 
Test Date                   Test*Early InternationalRegularSunday Testing
13-Mar-21SAT Test 27-Jan-2112-Feb-21TBA
8-May-21SAT TestSubject Tests24-Mar-217-April-21TBA
5-Jun-21  Subject Tests21-April-215-May-21TBA
28-Aug-21SAT TestSubject Tests16-Jun-2128-Jul-21TBA
2-Oct-21SAT TestSubject Tests18-Aug-211-Sep-21TBA

4-Dec-21

SAT TestSubject Tests 20-Oct-213-Nov-21TBA

** Early registration deadline applies for all paper registrations. On the registration deadline date we close at 3pm.

The SAT exam consists of two types of exams:

  1. SAT Reasoning Test (covers only Mathematics and English).
  2. SAT Subject Test (covers English, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Languages).

SAT test takers in Kenya are encouraged to check with their preferred institutions to know if they need to do both types. Note: One cannot write both SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Test on the same exam date, the exam dates provided above are for whichever SAT one chooses to write. An examinee can do up to 3 Subjects in the SAT Subject Test on the same exam date.

SAT registration

Kenyan SAT students have the option of either paper registration or online registration.

Paper registration procedures

If you are within Nairobi you are advised to visit our office to complete the SAT registration form and submit your payment. If you are outside Nairobi, we can courier the SAT registration form which you will courier back and make your exam payment to our bank account; you will cater for the courier charges.

Kindly note that we DO NOT allow for registrations through agents.

LTS is the ONLY SAT registration & payment centre in Kenya.

  1. Make payments in accordance to the type of test you would like to sit.
  2. Submit payment documents to LTS. For those who would like to have forms sent to them, kindly scan your deposit slip and send to us.
  3. Obtain SAT registration form.
  4. Fill in the SAT registration form using the registration guide provided and submit before the deadline.

Online registration procedures

The ability to register for the SAT test in Kenya online, and pay by credit card or through a PayPal account means that SAT students in Kenya can submit their registrations up until the regular registration deadline instead of completing and mailing a paper registration in time to be received by that deadline.

For even more flexibility, the ability to submit SAT Waitlist Status requests means that SAT students who miss the deadline may still be able to register.

To register for SAT online at sat.org/register, students need the following:

  • An email address
  • A free College Board online account, which they can create on collegeboard.org
  • An acceptable photo that can be uploaded (learn more at sat.org/photo-requirements)
  • A credit card or PayPal account

Please remember when creating new College Board accounts to provide legal names exactly as they appear on passports or other photo identification that you plan to use to enter the test center.

When you create the account you should note the username and password for future reference.

The College Board provides many resources for students interested in applying to colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. For more information, please visit international.collegeboard.org.

SAT registration fees

The SAT registration fees for Kenyan students are as follows and are subject to change without notice.

TestFee
1. SAT Reasoning Test (with essay)KSH 14,000.00
2. SAT Reasoning Test (no essay)KSH 12,000.00
3. SAT (1) Subject Test (no listening test)KSH 11,000.00
4. SAT (1) Subject Test (with listening test)KSH 11,500.00
5. SAT (2) Subjects Test (no listening test)KSH 13,500.00
6. SAT (2) Subjects Test (one test is a listening test)KSH 14,000.00
7. SAT (3) Subjects Test (no listening test)KSH 16,000.00
8. SAT (3) Subjects Test (one test is a listening test)KSH 16,500.00
9. Additional Score ReportKSH 1,500.00
10. Question and Answer ServiceKSH 2,000.00
11. Student Answer ServiceKSH 1,500.00

Banking details

Learning & Testing Services E.A Ltd Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), Upper hill.

Account: 6762470011

CBA swift code: CBAFKENX

  1. All SAT payments should be made directly into our bank account.
  2. Local cheques are payable to ‘Learning & Testing Services E.A Ltd’.
  3. Cheque SAT payments must be done at least one week prior to the registration deadline.
  4. Refunds for cancellations, over-payment and duplicate payments are subject to a KES 3,000 processing fee.
  5. CASH refunds are not allowed.
  6. Refunds will be processed within 14 business days.

MPESA payment 

You can also make payment through MPESA:

1. Go to your Mpesa menu on your phone and select ‘Lipa na Mpesa’. Select ‘Paybill’

2. Under business number, enter 880100. Press OK.

3. Under account number, enter 6762470011. Press OK.

4. Under amount, enter your desired amount to transfer. Press OK.

5. Enter your Mpesa PIN number to validate the transaction. Press OK

6. Once sent, wait for a CBA and MPESA SMS confirmation on the transfer.

7. Send the confirmation message to us on email – info@lts-africa.com. Indicate the payer’s and test-taker’s full names. 

Filling the SAT registration forms

  • Read and follow the instructions given at the top of the SAT form before you start completing it. It is your responsibility to ensure you fully read and understand the information provided in the guide booklet including SAT exam requirements.
  • If you make errors do not discard the SAT form, instead correct using white correction fluid.
  • Please see the Test Centre availability chart for Test Centre selection for SAT registrations in Kenya.

Kindly note:

  1. Test taker photographs – A photo is a MUST. The photo can be 2 x 2 or 2.5 x 3 inches. It must be recent showing your head and shoulders. It should not have an outdated look (e.g. facial hair that you no longer have, a new and different hair length or color). Head gear for religious purpose, prescription glasses, hearing device or similar articles are acceptable which must match the same look on your test day. Sunglasses or glare on eyeglasses is not acceptable in your photo.
  2. Admission ticket – This is a MUST on your exam date. All of the identifying information that you provide during registration including your photo will be displayed on your admission ticket. You can opt to receive a paper ticket by indicating on your registration form or print it from your College Board online account that you create on www.collegeboard.org.* Paper tickets are sent to our office and should be collected a week prior to the test date.

Note: For SAT test takers in Kenya, you cannot change the name, date of birth, gender or photo on a registration once it has been processed. This information should accurately represent the identifying information and photo on the ID you intend to present on test day. ID will be a MUST requirement on the exam day. This will be the same information you will use when opening SAT online account on www.collegeboard.org/MYSAT.

SAT online account creation

Create a free online account by visiting www.collegeboard.org. Use the EXACT information as per your registration:

  • First Name (as per acceptable ID you will present on the exam date)
  • Surname (as per acceptable ID you will present on the exam date)
  • DOB (Date Of Birth)
  • Postal Address and Postal Code
  • Email
  • Phone Number

Online account benefits

  • Exams preparation and up to date information.
  • Placement information
  • Your SAT Records – Admission Ticket, Scores, Score recipients.

Online SAT account gives examinees a chance to print their exam admission ticket as well as view the online scores by 21 days after the exam which is the same period your chosen institutions receive your scores. Students without SAT online account are entitled to paper scores while students with online account MUST indicate on their online account when creating it that they would like to get paper scores. Opting to receive paper scores does not stop examinees from viewing their scores online. To view this question from an existing online account, click on Update My Account located on top right side in MY ORGANIZER.

Score reporting

To send SAT score reports to colleges and scholarship programs, find the codes at www.collegeboard.org/sat-codes Note: Test-takers with active online College Board SAT accounts do not receive paper score reports. To change this default, go to www.collegeboard.org/mysat

Student I.D requirements

For SAT test takers in Kenya, it is required that you have an acceptable form of ID for your exams as follows:

  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Kenyan National ID
  • Valid Driver’s License

If a student does not have one of the above, he can use Student ID Form. This is provided by his last Educational Institution. All form of IDs must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be valid (if there is provision of date must not be expired)
  • Must have recognisable photo.
  • Must bear student’s name as he/she registered for the exam.

SAT test day checklist

Before test day

  1. Print/collect your admission ticket – you must show your printed admission ticket to get into the testing room. Electronic tickets are NOT allowed.
  2. Check your photo ID – you MUST bring a VALID ID that bears your full legal names. The name on your ID MUST exactly match the name on your admission ticket.
  3. Check your test center information again, location and plan to be there by 7:00 a.m.

On test day

Bring these things;

  1. Printed admission ticket.
  2. Acceptable photo ID.
  3. Two No.2 pencils that have erasers.
  4. An acceptable calculator (for the SAT or an SAT Subject Test in Mathematics).
  5. An acceptable CD player (for a language with Listening Subject Test).

All test centers open at 7:45 a.m. and doors close at 8 a.m. You cannot be admitted once testing has started. If you’re late or absent on test day, you can reschedule.

Testing starts between 8:30 a.m and 9 a.m.

How do I prepare for the SAT?

  • The SAT might appear difficult the first time you take it, but it’s really simple if you put a lot of practice into it.
  • The secret to passing the SAT is doing a lot of practice. The more you study, the easier it gets.
  • Knowing the format of the exam, and some strategies to tackle its most favorite type of questions, can help improve your score tremendously.
  • Challenge yourself throughout high school by taking rigorous courses including at least 4 years of Math.
  • Read and write as much as possible – both inside and outside of school.
  • Familiarize yourself to know what to expect on test day.
  • Familiarize yourself with the different types of questions on the SAT, the directions for each type of question and how the test is scored.
  • LTS offers SAT tuition classes to help students get the SAT score they need.
  • Students have the option of taking one-on-one classes or group sessions (Max 9-12 students) depending on their study needs.
  • They can select the SAT test preparation package that best suits their study needs to help them prepare adequately.

Salient features of our SAT tuition classes

Students are offered;

1) A Diagnostic test to assess their current level of Math and English skills.

2) A Prognostic test which simulates the real SAT testing experience.

3) Hundreds of practice questions with instant feedback from the tutors.

4) Full-length practice tests.

5) Essay writing practice & tips.

6) Personalized study schedules.

7) Test- taking strategies.

8) Exam preparation tips.

Why you will love our SAT tuition classes

  • Highly trained & qualified tutors – We only hire & train the best!
  • The most engaging small-sized classes. 9-12 students on average.
  • One on One support.
  • Score increase guarantee.
  • Practice with real SAT tests.
  • More flexibility and guidance – text message & email assistance at any time.
  • State-of-the-art Learning Center – quiet, serene, tea and coffee provided.
  • Excellent customer service and support.

SAT study material

  • SAT students in Kenya can rent a study guide book at KES 3,000
  • Return the book within 2 weeks (includes rental date and return date) and receive KES 1,000 refund (Terms & Conditions Apply)
  • After 2 weeks, a fee of KES 200 will be charged per day.
  • If your return date falls on a weekend or public holiday, it is forwarded to the next working day.

Refund terms: A refund is only made if the book is returned in the same condition as it was at the time of renting.

What is a good SAT score?

  • SAT scores are based on the number of correct scores.
  • There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • The SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600; the sum of 2 section scores. It does not include the essay.

SAT Mathematics: 200 – 800

SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 200 – 800

  • In general, 1200 is a pretty good score; 1300 is clearly a good score and 1400+ is a great score.
  • This is also dependent on the college/university’s SAT score requirements for admission.

When will I receive my SAT scores?

  • SAT Scores are normally available 2-3 weeks after the test and can be accessed through the student’s college board account. 
  • If you took the essay, your essay scores may be added a few days after the other scores.
  • Your score report won’t be sent to your colleges until all your scores are online.
  • If you took the essay, your essay scores may be added a few days after the other scores.
  • Your score report won’t be sent to your colleges until all your scores are online.

How will I receive my SAT scores?

  • All students will get their scores online through their College Board account.
  • If you registered for the SAT online, or you registered by mail and set up a College Board account, you’ll receive an email telling you how to sign into your online score report when scores are ready.

You will only get a paper score report in the mail if;

  • You registered by mail, and you don’t have an active College Board online account, or 
  • You registered online but indicated when you registered that you wanted to get a paper score report in the mail.

How do I send my SAT scores to colleges/universities?

You decide which colleges, universities, or scholarship programs College Board should send your scores to. 

You can:

  • Send scores with your registration. Your test registration fee covers four score reports. College Board will send just the scores from the registered test date (or you can change this default online). 
  • Send score reports at any time. There’s a fee for sending additional score reports (fee-waiver users can send unlimited additional reports for free). 

You can send scores by:

  • Using your online account. 
  • Including them on your paper registration or using a downloadable form from sat.org/resources.

When will colleges/universities receive my SAT scores?

  • Score recipients listed on your registration form receive your scores online within 10 days after you receive all your scores.
  • Additional reports take one to three weeks to process after College Board receives the request.
  • Rush reporting is available for an extra fee.
  • Keep in mind that institutions vary in terms of how and when they receive scores and how long they take to process them.
  • If you’ve tested more than one time, you can also consider Score Choice™.  
  • Score Choice is a score-reporting feature that lets you choose which scores (by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests) you send to colleges, in accordance with an institution’s stated score-use practice.
  • It’s optional – if you decide not to use Score Choice, your six most recent SAT and SAT Subject Test scores will be sent to your recipients.
  • You should still feel comfortable sending all your scores, because most colleges consider a student’s best score.

Kindly note that LTS is the ONLY authorised SAT registration center within Kenya.

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