Table: 2016, 2017 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

This year's test dates, normal registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score availability are posted below. The test dates, deadlines, and score release dates below are confirmed officially by the College Board. All of these dates are for the redesigned version of the SAT.

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

October 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

Sept 20, 2016

October 27, 2016

November 5, 2016

October 7, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 29, 2016

December 3, 2016

November 3, 2016

November 22, 2016

December 22, 2016

January 21, 2017

December 21, 2016

January 10, 2017

February 23, 2017

March 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 28, 2017

April 13, 2017

May 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 25, 2017

June 8, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

July 12, 2017

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.


Score Delivery Dates:

SAT scores will be available to students beginning on the dates listed below.

  • Oct. 1 test date: Oct. 27 score delivery

  • Nov. 5 test date: Nov. 29 score delivery

  • Dec. 3 test date: Dec. 22 score delivery

  • Jan. 21 test date: Feb. 23 score delivery

  • March 11 test date: April 13 score delivery

  • May 6 test date: June 8 score delivery

  • June 3 test date: July 12 score deliver



Test Fees:





SAT with Essay



Additional Fees:


More Information


Register by phone

Available only if you've registered previously


Change fee

Test type (from SAT to SAT Subject Tests or vice versa), center or date change


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



Myth: Some SAT Test Dates are Always Easier than Others:

A common myth about the SAT is that specific test dates tend to be easier or harder than others. The incorrect logic is that each test date is curved based on students taking that specific test. Therefore, if you take the test with many ambitious hard-working students, the curve will be harder and your test score will be lower. On the other hand, if you take the test with a lot of younger, unprepared students, your test score will be higher.

Why Students Need to Spend More Time Studying for the SAT:

The answer from research, from experience, from teachers and college counselors is absolutely clear. It's the natural combination of two factors.

The first is that the SAT is so important in your life. A 100 point increase on average doubles your chance of getting into any given college, and raises your lifetime salary by $44,000. For almost all students, the value of increasing your SAT score is immense.

The second reason is because the SAT is so studiable. A recent report shows that as few as 10 hours of focused studying can improve your SAT score by dozens of points.




  • Mathematics.

  • Science.

  • English.

  • History.

  • Languages.



It’s a good idea to plan ahead, and get comfy, before you start to register.

  1. Sign in to your free College Board account. Your parent or counselor can’t register for you.

  2. Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information. Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID.

  3. Decide if you want to answer other questions about yourself. This takes time, but it’s worth it if you want colleges and scholarship organizations to find you.

  4. Decide whether to sign up for the SAT with Essay. See which colleges recommend or require it.

  5. Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements.

  6. Check out, and print your Admission Ticket.