SAT Test Dates 2024

Find the test date that works best for you.

Trying to figure out when to take the SAT? Choosing the right test date and giving yourself enough time to prepare are extremely important steps in your college admissions process! Here are the SAT test dates for 2024:

SAT Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline
June 1, 2024May 17, 2024May 21, 2024
August 24, 2024August 9, 2024August 13, 2024
October 5, 2024September 20, 2024September 24, 2024
November 2, 2024October 18, 2024October 22, 2024
December 7, 2024November 22, 2024November 26, 2024
March 8, 2025February 21, 2025February 25, 2025
May 3, 2025April 18, 2025April 22, 2025
June 7, 2025May 22, 2025May 27, 2025

What Are the SAT Test Dates for 2024?

There are several SAT test dates for 2024. Registering by the designated deadline is your best option; however, there are also late registration and waitlist options. Waitlisted students who missed the late registration deadline are not guaranteed a seat on test day; waitlisted seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All registration materials in the US must be postmarked by the registration deadlines for those particular test dates. Try to plan ahead as best as you can.

If you are planning to take the SAT during one of the aforementioned 2024 test dates, make sure to check the SAT website to ensure you know the proper registration deadlines as they are posted.

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How Do I Choose the Right SAT Test Date?

Typically, the first time you take the SAT will be during the spring of your junior year of high school. You will receive your test score within four weeks of your test date, which should give you enough time to retake the SAT if need be. Regular decision college applications deadlines are usually between January 1st and January 15th. If you are taking the SAT as a junior, you have time to take the test in March, May, June, August, or October. If you are a senior in high school, you will need to choose a fall SAT test date if you are aiming for a regular decision application deadline.

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Some students apply for college by early decision or early action deadlines. Usually, these deadlines fall between November 1st and December 15th. To meet these deadlines, you will want to choose a March, May, June, or August test date. October scores may or may not be accepted; double-check with the colleges to which you are applying to be safe. As a helpful note, the University of California System has an application period between November 1st and November 30th. If you are applying to a UC, make sure to take your SAT exam in March, May, June, or August; again, October scores may be accepted, but you will need to double-check with the colleges to which you are applying.

Some colleges and universities have late decision or rolling admissions. This means you may be able to take the SAT during a different time frame, but it’s best to check with your intended colleges before registering to take the SAT. You will want to give yourself enough time to register for the SAT, prepare for the SAT, and receive your test score before your college applications deadlines.

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Now that you have a list of 2024 SAT test dates, you should have a better idea of when to register for the exam. What comes next is preparation. The best way to ensure you get the score you need on the SAT is to thoroughly prepare using the most comprehensive test preparation resources available. Mometrix Test Preparation has the study materials you need in the complete SAT Secrets study guide. The SAT Secrets study guide contains actual SAT content, along with expert tips to help you recall information, reduce test-day anxiety, and get the SAT score you need on your first attempt.

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Remember, the better your SAT score, the better your likelihood of getting into your first-choice college or university.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: June 28, 2024