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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.

2018 - 2019 SAT Test Dates and Registration

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 25, 2018

July 27, 2018

August 15, 2018

October 6, 2018

September 7, 2018

September 26, 2018

November 3, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 24, 2018

December 1, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 20, 2018

March 9, 2019

February 8, 2019

February 27, 2019

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

2017 - 2018 SAT Test Dates and Registration

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 27, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

October 25, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

May 23, 2018

SAT Registration Information and Fees

SAT registration is $46, without the essay. If you would like to take the essay, the SAT registration fee is $60. Some colleges may require you take the essay, so do your research before you decide to skip it.

Additional SAT Registration Fees

Registration Type

Registration Fees

Late registration

+ $29

Phone registration

+ $15

Waitlist registration

+ $49

Test change

+ $29

Additional score report

+ $12

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.

To learn more about upcoming SAT exam dates and registration deadlines, visit the College Board or speak with your high school counselor.

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.

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