taking SAT I as a standby

<p>Looking for information about taking the SAT I as a standby. Has anyone tried this and not been able to get in? I would hate for my child to arrive an hour early and sit around for an hour only to be told she can't take the test. I also will feel bad if she spends the rest of the week studying for the test only to not be able to take it. In order to study for the SAT's, school work will need to take a back burner for a few days. She is having trouble deciding if it is worth it to try to take these on Saturday. </p>

<p>Any ideas?</p>

<p>Why doesn't she talk to her college counselors in order to get an idea of whether or not there will be room?</p>

<p>Standby means you wait in line for someone who is registered for the test to not show up. That means you wait around until 8:00 to see if there is an extra test available. If everyone that resgistered for the test at that location shows up for the test, then no standbys can be accommodated. The college counselor has no idea whether she will be able to test or not.</p>

<p>That's not how it works at our school, but maybe that is the policy at yours. Most testing centers get extra copies of the test in case students want to test standby. The only limiting factor at our school is space. If there are enough desks, students that have their paperwork filled out are more than welcome to take the test. </p>

<p>Make sure you understand your school's policy.</p>

<p>In our area, for some reason, many of the big high schools aren't offering the November test. Only about half the usual number of schools offer it, which makes me think it will be very crowded at those schools. I would contact the school in question and see if they are maxed out in terms of space.</p>

<p>I have the same question except I wanted to go from my registered SAT I to the SAT II subject tests this Saturday. I hope it's do-able??</p>