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SAT Late Registration: Fees and Dates 2023

What’s Covered:


Even the most put-together high schooler (or their parent) can make a mistake, like missing the deadline to register for the SATs. After all, there’s a lot going on between school, extracurricular activities, and social commitments!


If you missed the deadline to sign up for the SAT, don’t worry. The College Board (the organization that administers the SAT) provides SAT late registration dates, which allow you to register after regular registration has closed. Of course, there is a penalty for your tardiness—specifically, a late registration fee. 


SAT Late Registration Dates


Below is a list of 2023 SAT dates—including SAT registration deadlines and SAT late registration deadlines—for both domestic and international students. 


Domestic Students


SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,

and Late Registration

March 11, 2023

February 10, 2023

February 28, 2023

May 6, 2023

April 7, 2023

April 25, 2023

June 3, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 23, 2023


International Students


SAT Test Date

Deadline for Registration Changes and Regular Cancellation

March 11, 2023

February 24, 2023

May 6, 2023

April 21, 2023

June 3, 2023

May 19, 2023


SAT Late Registration Fees


The SAT late registration period allows students to sign up for the SAT after the initial registration period has closed. Late registration follows the same process as regular registration but costs an extra $30 (in addition to the standard registration fees) and is typically available for two weeks after the regular registration deadline. SAT late registration isn’t available to international students. 


Student Type 

Registration Fee

Late Fee 





$60 plus a non-U.S. regional fee of $43



Can You Get an SAT Late Fee Waiver?


SAT fee waivers—which eliminate late fees—are available to students enrolled in, or eligible to participate in, the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRPL). Another way to qualify for a fee waiver is if your family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. For the 48 contiguous states, D.C., Guam, and other territories, the 2022-2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines are:


Household Size

Annual Income 


















The annual income required to fall within the Income Eligibility Guidelines is slightly higher for residents of Alaska and Hawaii. 


A few other ways to qualify for an SAT fee waiver include:


  • Enrolling in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families
  • Receiving public assistance
  • Living in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or homelessness
  • Being a ward of the state or an orphan


U.S. citizens residing outside of the U.S. can qualify for a fee waiver. U.S. students testing abroad who qualify for a fee waiver are not charged a non-U.S. regional fee. 


How Does the SAT Impact Your College Chances?


Colleges use a metric called the Academic Index (AI) to measure applicants on the basis of grades and, importantly, test scores. If your AI is too low, a school might not consider the rest of your application. This is precisely why it is so important to have strong test scores.


Our free admissions chancing calculator can help you understand how your SAT score will affect your chances of admission at various colleges. The calculator compares your score with that of other applicants and advises on whether or not it is in your best interest to submit test scores to specific schools.


It can also provide useful tips to enhance other aspects of your profile, such as grades and extracurricular activities, to increase your chances of admission.

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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.