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Students should take the SAT once in the spring semester of their junior year and once in the fall of their senior year. 
  • Test scores should be sent to colleges by College Board.  
  • Those who receive free or reduced price lunch are eligible for two SAT fee waivers, which waive the registration fee for the exam.  Fee waivers are available in the College Office to students who are already registered to receive free or reduced lunch or who provide the most current 1040 tax return from that documents financial need as outlined by College Board.
  • Students who receive SAT fee waivers will also receive four college application fee waivers from College Board.  They can be found in the students College Board account under the SAT section.
SAT Subject Tests are College Board exams that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in a particular subject. Some selective colleges require their applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores. Students are expected to research the requirements of colleges they are applying to. Students who have received SAT fee waivers are eligible for two Subject Test fee waivers.

Test Fees

SAT Registration Fees
Test Fee
SAT $46
Fee waiver available
SAT with Essay $60
Fee waiver available

Additional Fees

Other Registration-Linked Fees
Item More Information Fee
Register by phone

Available only if you've registered previously.

Change fee

For changing your test center or test date or changing between the SAT and SAT Subject Tests or vice versa. Does not apply to changing between the SAT and the SAT with Essay, but you pay the difference between the tests if adding the essay.

Late registration fee

For registering after the regular deadline but before the late registration deadline.

Waitlist fee

Charged only if you are admitted to the test center on test day.


Score Services and Fees

Fees for Additional Score Services
Service More Information Fee
Registration score reports

Four registration score reports are available up to nine days after the test date.

Additional score report request

Additional score reports (outside of the above four), or score reports ordered outside of the above time period are subject to this fee per report.

Fee waiver available
Rush order

If you request rush service, your score reports will typically be sent to colleges within two to four business days (not counting holidays and weekends). Additional score report fees (as described above) still apply on rush orders.

Scores by phone

Scores by phone are released according to the same schedule as online scores. This service does not send scores to colleges any earlier.

To get your score by phone, call Customer Service. You will need your test registration number (printed on your Admission Ticket), your birth date, a credit card number, and the card's expiration date.


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Archived (older) scores order

If you want to retrieve old test scores, you should request archived scores. You can request them by phone or mail. The standard fee for additional score report requests applies to each score report you wish to include with your order.

SAT Question-and-Answer Service*

This service provides the test questions from the specified test you took, the correct answers, scoring instructions, and a form you can use to order a copy of your answer sheet.

The QAS service is not available for every SAT administration.

Fee waiver available
SAT Student Answer Service*

This service provides a list of question types from the specified test you took; whether you answered the question correctly or incorrectly, or omitted the answer; and the level of difficulty.

Fee waiver available
Multiple-choice score verification

When hand scoring of a multiple-choice score is requested, your entire answer sheet will be manually reviewed — you cannot request verification of scores for a single section on the SAT or just one of several SAT Subject Tests taken on the same date.

For SAT only: If you order hand score verification, you will no longer see the full online score report, and you will not have access to the Student Answer Service or Question-and-Answer Service for your hand scored answer sheet.

Fee reduction available
Essay score verification

This verification determines whether there was an error made in the scanning or processing of the essay scores assigned by essay readers. If an error is found, your adjusted score is automatically reported and your fee is refunded.

Fee reduction available

New Score Release Policies

Starting in October, you’ll get your SAT scores faster. Learn more about the changes.

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2018-19 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration.

2018-19 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 25, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date July 27, 2018

August 7, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

August 15, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 15, 2018
October 6, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date September 7, 2018

September 18, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

September 26, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 26, 2018
November 3, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date October 5, 2018

October 16, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

October 24, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 24, 2018
December 1, 2018

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date November 2, 2018

November 13, 2018 (for mailed registrations)

November 20, 2018 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 20, 2018
March 9, 2019

SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 8, 2019

February 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

February 27, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date April 5, 2019

April 16, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

April 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

May 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 22, 2019

Score Release Dates

Most SAT scores are released about two weeks after test day. June scores take longer, up to six weeks. Find out when scores will be released.

Important Information

U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.

  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
  • Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
  • Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020 SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
  • If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
  • Your registration options will be limited if you aren't taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.

SAT Subject Tests

Anticipated Dates

These tables list U.S. SAT test dates. See international SAT test dates.

2019-20 SAT Dates

2019-20 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)
SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
August 24, 2019 Yes
October 5, 2019 Yes
November 2, 2019 Yes
December 7, 2019 Yes
March 14, 2020 No
May 2, 2020 Yes
June 6, 2020 Yes

2020-21 SAT Dates

2020-21 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)
SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
August 29, 2020 Yes
October 3, 2020 Yes
November 7, 2020 Yes
December 5, 2020 Yes
March 13, 2021 No
May 8, 2021 Yes
June 5, 2021 Yes

2021-22 SAT Dates

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates (Anticipated)
SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
August 28, 2021 Yes
October 2, 2021 Yes
November 6, 2021 Yes
December 4, 2021 Yes
March 12, 2022 No
May 7, 2022 Yes
June 4, 2022 Yes