SAT Test Dates

SAT test dates occur seven times a year, as shown 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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2020-2021 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (US)

SAT Test Date (US)
Regular Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline
(online/phone)
SAT Tests Given
August 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 11, 2020 SAT Test and Subject
September 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 SAT Test Only
October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 15, 2020 SAT Test and Subject
November 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 October 20, 2020 SAT Test and Subject
December 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 November 17, 2020 SAT Test and Subject
March 13, 2021 February 12, 2021 February 23, 2021 SAT Test Only
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 April 20, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 26, 2021 SAT Test and Subject

For more information on SAT test dates, check out the official site

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.

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2021 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (International)

SAT Test Date (International)
Registration Deadline
SAT Tests Given
March 13, 2021 February 12, 2021 SAT Test Only
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
June 5, 2021 April 8, 2021 SAT Test and Subject

2021-2022 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 28, 2021 July 28, 2021 August 15, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
October 2, 2021 September 2, 2021 September 20, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
November 6, 2021 October 6, 2021 October 24, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
December 4, 2021 November 4, 2021 November 22, 2021 SAT Test and Subject
March 12, 2022 February 12, 2022 February 23, 2022 SAT Test Only
May 7, 2022 April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022 SAT Test and Subject
June 4, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 17, 2022 SAT Test Only

 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.

Last Updated: 01/11/2021