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SAT Dates & Info

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Information


!!See Below for 2016-2017 SAT Testing Dates!!

U.S. SAT Registration

Find dates and registration info for testing in the U.S.

This information refers to the current SAT and is in effect through the January 2016 test date. Get information about the redesigned SAT, which started March 2016.

2016-17 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.

2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT DateSAT Subject Tests AvailableRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes

Oct 01, 2016


Sep 01, 2016

Sep 13, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Sep 20, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Sep 20, 2016

Nov 05, 2016


Oct 07, 2016

Oct 18, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Oct 25, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Oct 25, 2016

Dec 03, 2016


Nov 03, 2016

Nov 15, 2016 (for mailed registrations)

Nov 22, 2016 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Nov 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2017


Dec 21, 2016

Jan 03, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Jan 10, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Jan 10, 2017

Mar 11, 2017


SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date
Feb 10, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Feb 28, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Feb 28, 2017

May 06, 2017


Apr 07, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

Apr 25, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

Apr 25, 2017

Jun 03, 2017


May 09, 2017

May 16, 2017 (for mailed registrations)

May 24, 2017 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 24, 2017

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.What are the SATs?

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

Any student considering a post-secondary education is encouraged to take the SAT. The SHS guidance department recommends that the PSAT be taken the sophomore and junior year and the SAT be taken twice in the junior year. We discourage waiting until the senior year to take the SAT.

Click on the following link to take you to the homepage of the SATs: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

When should I take the SATs?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June.

How do I register for the SATs?

Click on the following link to access information about registering for the SAT : http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

Students are given their preference of testing location on a first come first serve basis so the earlier students register the better. Under new SAT/ACT security rules, students will have to submit a photo when registering online. The photo will appear on their copy of the electronic ticket. You must present acceptable photo identification (ID) for admission to the test center. The roster will have a photo of the student so it can be matched with a student's ID and registration ticket before being admitted to the testing room. The photo will also appear with the student's score results. For more information, please see http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-test-day-checklist

Check out what the SAT® offers and how much it costs in the U.S.

Click on the following link to access information and fees to take the SATs: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/us-services-fees

SAT Test Fee Waivers

SAT fee waivers are part of a program to help low income students take SAT tests and apply to college without placing a financial burden on the family. SAT fee waivers can be used on the SAT Reasoning Test and the SAT subject tests, but there are limitations to consider.

     First, please keep in mind that students are eligible based on financial guidelines and other specific criteria. One easy way to determine eligibility is based on the National School Lunch Program.Students eligible for a free or reduced price lunch meet the financial criteria for an SAT Test fee waiver.

     Second, a student is eligible for a maximum of four waivers for SAT tests. Two may be used for the SAT Reasoning Test, and two maybe used for SAT Subject Tests. Students may only use these four waivers during grades 11 and 12. (Juniors may also be eligible for a fee waiver for the PSAT/NMSQT. See your counselor for details.)

       If you need more info on eligibility and the process involved, please see http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-fee-waivers.

What is the test structure?

Ten-section exam: Three Critical Reading, three Math, three Writing, and one Experimental. The Experimental section is masked to look like a regular section.

Is there a penalty for incorrect answers?


How is the test scored?

200-800 per section, added together for a combined score. A 2400 is the highest possible combined score.

Are all scores sent to schools?

Yes. If a student requests a score report be sent to specific colleges, the report will include the scores the student received on every SAT taken.

Are there other uses for the exam?

Yes.  Scholarship purposes.

When should I register?

At least six weeks before the test date

Are there practice tests available to prepare for the SATs?

Yes.  Free Test Prep and practice exams can be downloaded at the following websites.