Note that if a testing institution is not local, an examinee may be required to arrange a proctor for the test.
If so, a local library may be willing to serve as proctor as there are not many other options for individuals in this case.
College Board develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness and as part of the college admissions process. In addition to managing assessments for which it charges fees, College Board provides resources, tools, and services to students, parents, colleges and universities in the areas of college planning, recruitment and admissions, financial aid, and retention.
The organization's intent was to "adopt and publish a statement of the ground which should be covered and of the aims which should be sought by secondary school teaching in each of the following subjects (and in such others as may be desirable), and a plan of examination suitable as a test for admission to college: Botany, Chemistry, English, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology".
In addition, there are various fees that can accumulate.
Registering later results in a fee, registering by phone results in a fee and changing a test date, center, or test type results in a fee.
The PSAT/NMSQT is a fee-based standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT for a cost of .
It also functions as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's scholarship programs.
The Accuplacer test includes reading comprehension, sentence skills, arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level mathematics and the writing test, Writeplacer.
The Accuplacer test is used primarily by more than 1,000 high schools and colleges to determine a student's needed placement.