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SAT Test Dates (2017-2018)

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2017-2018 Test Dates Tests Offered Registration Deadline Change By Deadline
June 3, 2017
SAT Subject Tests Only
May 8, 2017
May 24, 2017
Oct 7, 2017
SAT & Subject Tests
Sep 8, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Nov 4, 2017
SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 7, 2017
Nov 21, 2017
Dec 2, 2017
SAT & Subject Tests
Nov 2, 2017
Nov 21, 2017
Mar 10, 2018
SAT Only
Feb 9, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
May 5, 2018
SAT & Subject Tests
Apr 6, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
June 2, 2018
SAT Subject Tests Only
May 3, 2018
May 23, 2018


Past SAT Test Dates (2016-2017)

2016-2017 Test Dates Tests Offered Registration Deadline Change By Deadline
Oct 1, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
Sept 1, 2016
Sept 20, 2016
Nov 5, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 7, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
Dec 3, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
Nov 3, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
Jan 21, 2017
SAT & Subject Tests
Dec 21, 2016
Jan 10, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
SAT Only
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
May 6, 2017
SAT & Subject Tests
Apr 7, 2017
Apr 25, 2017


If you've missed the last registration deadline, you may go online to request a waitlist status. For information about waitlist status, please refer to College Board website.


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SAT Fees

SAT Reasoning Test: $81

SAT Subject Tests:

  • Base Fee: $52.50
  • + Language with Listening Test: $26 (per test)
  • + All Other Subject Tests: $16 (per test)


How do I register for the SAT?

Register online for the SAT at

When is the best time to take the SAT?

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. Students will normally take the SAT 2-3 times.

How many times can I take the SAT?

The College Board (which runs the SAT) has no limits on how many times a student can take the SAT. Most students take the exam two or three times to ensure their scores represent the best they can do. Typically, a student will make their first attempt at the SAT in the spring of grade 11 and then rewrite it in the fall of grade 12..

What is the difference between the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests?

The SAT Reasoning Test is what is normally referred to as the SATs. They are required by almost all US Colleges in their admissions process. The SAT Subject tests are additional tests that test specific subject areas and are required by some of the more selective US schools. Normally, the selective schools will require you to take 2 or 3 different subject tests, which are 1 hour in length each.

Do I need to write the SAT Subject Tests?

Only some of the colleges in the US will require the Subject Tests. They will tend to be the more selective colleges.

Can I write the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subjects Tests on the same day?

No. You can either write the SAT Reasoning Test (4 hrs) or up to 3 different SAT Subject tests (3 hrs) on the same day.

I've missed the registration deadline for the exam. Can I still register for the test?

If you've missed the deadline, you may still be able to write the exam as a standby. The test centre may offer standby testing if they have space for it. In order to register for standby testing, students should arrive at the test location by at least 7:45am on the test date. For more information, please see SAT Standby Testing.

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