SAT® Test Dates
Nailing down the best SAT test date can help you plan your prep and get your college applications in gear. Find upcoming SAT dates below, along with the registration deadlines for each test date.
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SAT Test Dates and Registration
The SAT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates.
Generally, you'll take the SAT for the first time in the spring of your junior year, and scores typically come back in four weeks. This allows you enough time to retake the test during the summer or fall if you're not satisfied with your score.
2017 SAT Test Dates and Registration
SAT Test Date
Late Registration Deadline
May 6, 2017
April 7, 2017
April 25, 2017
June 3, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 24, 2017
August 26, 2017
July 28, 2017
August 15, 2017
SAT Registration Information and Fees
SAT registration is $45, without the essay. If you would like to take the essay, the SAT registration fee is $57. Some colleges may require you take the essay, so do your research before you decide to skip it.
Additional SAT Registration Fees
In order to register for the SAT, you must sign up for a College Board account. You must also have a photo ID, as well as a photo of yourself that can be uploaded to the registration site. You will also need access to a printer to print out your SAT admission ticket. You will not be allowed into the testing center without a valid ID and a printout of your ticket.
SAT Fee Waivers
Are you eligible to take the SAT for free? Certain 11th- and 12th-grade students who meet income-based eligibility criteria may be able to apply for a fee waiver. See the test maker’s website for more information.
To learn more about upcoming SAT exam dates and registration deadlines, visit the College Board or speak with your high school counselor.
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