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SAT & ACT – What to Bring to the Test

What exactly should you bring to the ACT or SAT on test day.

Test Day Essentials

Remember to bring the following with you on Saturday morning:

  1. Registration slip (print off of SAT/ACT website)
  2. Directions to test center
  3. Calculator (extra batteries if you think you’ll need them)
    1. Approved calculators:

i.      four-function calculator

ii.      scientific calculator

iii.      graphing calculator

  1. Stopwatch for your desk—digital with NO BEEPING—stopwatch is not mandatory, but useful instead of having to look up at the clock or rely on the proctor to tell you the time left.  My students have always told me they wished they had a stopwatch on test day.
  2. Two sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers
  3. Student ID
  4. Food—something nutritious & easy to eat—a banana or energy bar is usually best
  5. Drink—water/Gatorade/flavored water
  6. Tissues
  7. Social security number (optional)
  8. Email address (optional)