Can I use my Chromebook to take the SAT on a weekend?

Some schools use Chromebook settings that prevent Bluebook from working outside their network. 

If you plan to take the SAT on a Chromebook somewhere other than your school, check your device as soon as possible to make sure it will work. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open Bluebook on your Chromebook when you’re not at school. Note: If you’re at school and test day is within the next week, skip to step 2.

  • To open Bluebook, turn on your Chromebook without signing in and select Apps > Bluebook in the lower left corner of the screen.
  • If Bluebook is not listed, you’ll need your school to install it.
  • If it opens, you’re ready to take SAT on the weekend; your Chromebook settings don’t prevent Bluebook from working outside your school network. 
  • If Bluebook doesn’t open, continue to step 2.

Step 2: Ask for help at school. A device administrator with privileges for shared device settings needs to change the auto-connect setting by taking these steps:

  • Navigate to Devices > Networks in the Google Admin console.
  • Select the appropriate organizational unit (OU).
  • In General Settings > Auto-connect, change the setting to Unrestricted.

Alternatives: If your school can’t help you, consider using a different device.

  • If you have access to another device, download Bluebook and complete exam setup on the new device.
  • If you can’t use another device and it’s at least 30 days before test day, request a loaned device from College Board.

If it’s too late to request a loaned device, contact us.