Network Specifications

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

Network Access

Make sure testing staff and students can access your network. 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 network access.

Network Speed

Minimum speed requirements vary by test.

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 tests

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

AP Exams

1 Mbps

200 Kbps (0.2 Mbps)

Ports and Protocols

Bluebook uses the ports and protocols listed below. Ensure that all necessary content filters, firewalls, and proxy servers are open.




HTTPS (secure connection)

Firewall Exceptions

To enable submission of student responses, your network must allow traffic to and from College Board on test day. Use a wildcard at the root level: *

To enable Bluebook updates on Macs and iPads, allow traffic to and from the Apple App Store.