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SAT Test Dates and Deadlines for 2017-2018
Odds are that if you’re a high school student planning to apply to college, you will need to schedule some standardized tests. You usually begin taking these during your junior year and are able to wrap them up before application deadlines during the first semester of your senior year. If you’re in the process of planning your standardized test approach, you should know that the calendars are available far in advance, with tentative dates set up to 3 years ahead of time.
For 2017, the standardized test season is well underway and official SAT dates have been released for the first half of 2018, too. In addition, College Board has released anticipated dates into 2021. If you’re a high school student planning your SATs, don’t miss our comprehensive schedule of test dates, deadlines, and score release dates!
Confirmed SAT Test Dates 2017-2018
|SAT Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline (by mail)||Late Registration Deadline (online or by phone)||Score Release Date|
|Dec. 2, 2017||Nov. 2, 2017||Nov. 14, 2017||Nov. 21, 2017||Dec. 15-21: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
By Dec. 26: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
|March 10, 2018
(No Subject Tests Available)
|Feb. 9, 2018||Feb. 20, 2018||Feb 28, 2018||March 23–29: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
By April 3: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
|May 5, 2018||Apr 6, 2018||Apr 17, 2018||Apr 25, 2018||May 18–24: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
By May 29: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
|June 2, 2018||May 3, 2018||May 15, 2018||May 23, 2018||July 11: Your multiple-choice and SAT Essay scores become available online.|
Anticipated SAT Test Dates for 2018-2019:
|August 25, 2018|
|October 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2018|
|December 1, 2018|
|March 9, 2019|
|May 4, 2019|
|June 1, 2019|
|August 24, 2019|
|October 5, 2019|
|November 2, 2019|
|December 7, 2019|
These test dates and deadlines are applicable to any students testing in the United States or in U.S. territories. Keep in mind that registration materials that are submitted by mail must be postmarked by the mailing deadline and that all phone and online deadlines expire at 11:59 PM EST. If you register late or need to make changes to your registration, you will have to pay additional fees.
If you miss a late registration deadline, it may be possible to get on a waitlist. To learn more about doing so, visit the SAT Waitlist.
You should also know that SAT Subject Tests are generally available on every test date with the exception of March test administrations. To learn more about which SAT Subject Tests are offered on each date, see the College Board’s Subject Test Dates.
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