The SAT is offered seven times a year, but which SAT test dates will work best for you and your schedule? What essential factors should you consider before creating an SAT schedule? What are the best SAT dates for juniors? For seniors?
In this comprehensive guide, we offer you the most current info on SAT test dates (domestic and international) for the 2017-18 school year. We also give you our top tips for choosing the best SAT test dates for you, as well as tons of resources you can use to assist you in navigating the complicated web of SAT/ACT test dates.
SAT Test Dates 2017-18 (US)
|SAT Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|Mar 11, 2017||Feb 10, 2017||Feb 21, 2017& (mail)
Feb 28, 2017& (online or by phone)
|May 06, 2017||Apr 07, 2017||Apr 18, 2017& (mail)
Apr 25, 2017 (online or by phone)
|Jun 03, 2017||May 09, 2017||May 16, 2017& (mail)
May 24, 2017& (online or by phone)
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017||August 8, 2017 (mail)
August 15, 2017 (online or by phone)
|October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 19, 2017 (mail)
September 27, 2017 (online or by phone)
|November 4, 2017||October 5, 2017||October 17, 2017 (mail)
October 25, 2017 (online or by phone)
|December 2, 2017||November 2, 2017||November 14, 2017 (mail)
November 21, 2017 (online or by phone)
|May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018||April 17, 2018 (mail)
April 25, 2018 (online or by phone)
|June 2, 2018||May 3, 2018||May 15, 2018 (mail)
May 23, 2018 (online or by phone)
SAT 2017-18 International Dates and Deadlines
|SAT Date||Early Registration Deadline via Representative||Registration Deadline||Deadline for Change|
|May 6, 2017||March 22, 2017||April 7, 2017||April 25, 2017|
|October 7, 2017||August 23, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 27, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||October 18, 2017||November 2, 2017||November 21, 2017|
|March 10, 2018||January 24, 2018||February 9, 2018||February 28, 2018|
|May 5, 2018||March 21, 2018||April 6, 2018||April 25, 2018|
Important points to note about international deadlines:
- The international deadlines apply to anyone who is applying from outside the US and other US states.
- For international testing, there is no late registration, which means online and telephone registrations must be completed by the first deadlines mentioned above.
- Deadlines expire at 11:59 pm before the test day.
Aspirants can opt for online SAT registration test. In order to apply for SAT, students have to first open an ‘My College Board’ Account through which they can have access and manage their SAT test dates 2017, timings and centres of SAT 2017.
SAT Test Centre
Once candidates have registered for the SAT, the next step is to check for the SAT test centre. When candidates select the test date, they must first check whether a test centre is available on that particular date. The test centre details can be checked once the student selects the country from where he will appear for the test.
From March 2016, the SAT test pattern has changed. According to the new SAT pattern, the exam will be scored on a total of 1600 while the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math sections will each be scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Although there is no change in the SAT test dates 2017, the duration of the test is now 3 hours, with an additional 50 minutes for the Essay, which is optional. The new SAT pattern has five components. They are:
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
- Reading Test
- Writing and Language Test
- Essay (optional)
SAT is a standardised test taken for undergraduate admission in United States. It is an internationally recognised test that evaluates a candidate’s knowledge in reading, writing and quantitative aptitude, and also other specialised subjects. Since it is taken for admission in colleges, students are advised to take the test when they are in junior or senior high school. In India, that would be equivalent to 11 and 12 standard.