If you are student planning to take the SAT, one of the first steps in the process is to know when the test is being administered. This knowledge will allow you to determine which SAT test date works best for you, both in terms of fitting into your busy schedule and providing you with an adequate amount of time to prepare. Whether you’re taking the SAT for the first time or taking it again, knowing all of the SAT test dates - not just the next one - should be a part of your overall college planning process.

So, with that in mind, here are the upcoming SAT test dates:

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines 2017

SAT Test Date Normal Deadline Late Registration* Online Scores Released
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 25, 2017 June 8, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 24, 2017 July 12, 2017
August 26, 2017 July 28, 2017 August 11, 2017 September 14, 2017

Projected SAT Test Dates in 2017 and 2018

SAT Test Date Normal Deadline Late Registration* Online Scores Released
October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017 September 22, 2017 October 27, 2017
November 4, 2017 October 6, 2017 October 20, 2017 November 23, 2017
December 2, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 17, 2017 December 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 29, 2018
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 20, 2018 May 24, 2018

*Late Registration is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.

**This is the last possible date for seniors applying to start in Fall of 2017 to take the test to have scores back in time to send to schools. Only if applying Regular Decision.

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Before deciding which SAT test date is right for you, it’s important to be aware of a few points:

Which SAT test date is right for you?

When considering which SAT test date is best, you should consider a number of factors, several of which depend on your current grade year and where you are in the testing process.

For those of you who will be rising seniors this summer (currently a junior, class of 2018):

For all members of the class of 2018 planning to take the SAT, the best thing you can do now is to pick an upcoming SAT test date, block off your calendar, and start prepping now. Above all else, DON’T WORRY!

For those of you who will are currently sophomores or younger (classes of 2019 and above):

Now that you’ve chosen an SAT test date, what’s next?

Once you have chosen the SAT test date that works best for you, the next step is to start the planning and prepping process. The good news is that there are many great resources to prepare for the SAT, including Testive, which offers hundreds of free questions (and answers) as well as personalized one-on-one coaching to help you maximize your SAT score.