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SAT Test Dates

calendarThe SAT Test is given seven times a year, as listed in the table below. The standard test dates are on Saturdays, although tests may be taken on a Sunday for students who cannot test on a Saturday. Most high school students choose to take the SAT Test during the spring of their junior year and/or the fall of their senior year. The regular registration deadline is approximately one month before the test date.  Students may also pay an additional fee for late registration options.

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2018-2019 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (US)

SAT Test Date (US)
Regular Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline
(online/phone)

SAT Tests Given
August 25, 2018 July 27, 2018 August 15, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 26, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 24, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 20, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 February 27, 2019 SAT Test Only
May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 April 24, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 22, 2019 SAT Test and Subject

 Source: SAT - Collegeboard

SAT test dates typically follow a set formula - the first Saturday in November, December, May and June; the second Saturday in October and March; and the fourth Saturday in January. Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday.

2018-2019 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (International)

SAT Test Date (International)
Registration Deadline
SAT Tests Given
October 26, 2018 September 7, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 SAT Test and Subject
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 SAT Test and Subject

2019-2020 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (US)

(note: these are the anticipated dates)

SAT Test Date (US)
Regular Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(online/phone)
SAT Tests Given
August 24, 2019 July 24, 2019 August 11, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
October 5, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 23, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
November 2, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 20, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
December 7, 2019 November 7, 2019 November 25, 2019 SAT Test and Subject
March 7, 2020 February 7, 2020 February 25, 2020 SAT Test Only
May 2, 2020 April 2, 2020 April 20, 2020 SAT Test and Subject
June 6, 2020 May 6, 2020 May 23, 2020 SAT Test and Subject

 Source: SAT - Collegeboard

SAT Test Late Registration


For SAT Test takers in the U.S., U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico, you are eligible to register late by paying an additional fee.  Late registration by phone or online typically is available until approximately 11 days before the test date.

Please note: International SAT Test Deadlines are different

Please remember that you can take the SAT as often as you like - but you do have to pay for it each time.  The SAT registration deadlines are important test dates to remember - you do not want to miss registering for the test because you have forgotten the deadline.

High school students typically take their SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year.  Many students also take the test a second time, usually in the fall of their senior year.  More than half of high school students take the SAT at least twice, with the majority of students showing an improvement in their test scores.

Students take the SAT subject tests either at the end of their junior year or the beginning of the senior year.  Students typically do the best on the subject tests if they take them as soon as possible after the completion of their course in the subject.  Students are advised to take the SAT language subject tests after at least 2 years of study.

Other important information for U.S. students:

  • The U.S. deadlines are only applicable to students who take the SAT in the United States and other U.S. territories
  • If you mail your registration materials, they must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines which expire at midnight eastern time.
  • If you cannot take the test on a Saturday for religious reasons, Sunday administrations are usually scheduled the day after each Saturday test date.
  • The November SAT test dates are the only ones that offer the Language with Listening Tests.
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