Network Requirements

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Bluebook testing won’t work unless these network requirements are met.

Internet Access

An internet connection is required at the start and end of the test, but students can keep testing if their connection drops momentarily.

Make sure testing staff and students can access the internet. You may need to set up guest access.

  • SAT Weekend test centers: Some students and staff will use personal devices or be unaffiliated with your institution.
  • Schools: Depending on your policy, students and staff using personal devices or unaffiliated with your school may need internet access.

Network Speed

The table below includes the bandwidth requirements for each test. 

Keep in mind that demands on the network vary as student progress through the test—and that progress is never perfectly simultaneous because each student starts their test when they enter a code. Even students hearing the start code at the same time will enter it at slightly different times.

Minimum Bandwidth per Student Testing at the Same Time Over the Same Network




SAT Weekend

100 Kbps (0.1 Mbps)

100 Kbps (0.1 Mbps)

SAT School Day and PSAT-related assessments

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

AP Exams

1 Mbps

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

Bypass List 

Let traffic to and from these domains bypass firewalls, content filters, proxy servers, and any other security appliances or software: 

  • College Board: Use a wildcard at the root level to make Bluebook testing possible: *  
  • Apple App Store: Enable Bluebook updates if students are testing on Macs or iPads 
  • Sentry: Use a wildcard at the root level to help us troubleshoot test day issues: *