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Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines (Updated 2017)

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Feb 10, 2014 8:47:00 PM

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Future SAT test dates are only known for sure less than a year in advance, but we at PrepScholar have done the hard work of looking at past test date patterns to predict future dates.  For 2017, the following official timetable is already known. But even future years like 2018 and 2019 can be predicted with decent confidence.  These predictions have been updated in February 2017 to reflect the latest possible data.

For historical SAT test dates from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and before, check out our post on past SAT test dates.

 

School Year Ending 2017 (i.e. 2016-2017)

This year's test dates are listed by the College Board, but still subject to change. The registration deadlines are projected by PrepScholar. Please read the notes about projection accuracy below.

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Oct 1, 2016 Sep 2, 2016 Sep 16, 2016
Nov 5, 2016 Oct 7, 2016 Oct 21, 2016
Dec 3, 2016 Nov 4, 2016 Nov 18, 2016
Jan 28, 2017 Dec 30, 2016 Jan 13, 2017
Mar 11, 2017 Feb 10, 2017 Feb 24, 2017
May 6, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 Apr 21, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 19, 2017

 

 

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School Year Ending 2018

This year's test dates are listed by the College Board, but still subject to change. This will be the first year with an August test date instead of a January one.

The registration deadlines are projected by PrepScholar. Please read the notes about projection accuracy below.

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Aug 26, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Aug 11, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Sep 22, 2017
Nov 4, 2017 Oct 6, 2017 Oct 20, 2017
Dec 2, 2017 Nov 3, 2017 Nov 17, 2017
Mar 10, 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
May 5, 2018 Apr 6, 2018 Apr 20, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018

 

 

School Year Ending 2019

This year's test dates are listed by the College Board, but still subject to change. The registration deadlines are projected by PrepScholar. Please read the notes about projection accuracy below.

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Aug 25, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 Aug 10, 2018
Oct 6, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Nov 3, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 Oct 19, 2018
Dec 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Mar 9, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 Feb 22, 2019
May 4, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 Apr 19, 2019
Jun 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 17, 2019

 

 

School Year Ending 2020

This year's test dates are listed by the College Board, but still subject to change. The registration deadlines are projected by PrepScholar. Please read the notes about projection accuracy below.

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Aug 24, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 Aug 9, 2019
Oct 5, 2019 Sep 6, 2019 Sep 20, 2019
Nov 2, 2019 Oct 4, 2019 Oct 18, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 22, 2019
Mar 7, 2020 Feb 7, 2020 Feb 21, 2020
May 2, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Apr 17, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020

 

 

How to Use These SAT Test Date Projections

The vast majority of the dates above should be exactly correct.  So if you're taking the test in January of 2017 and want to know if a test date lands on your birthday, much more likely than not, this calendar will tell you.  Also, if you're okay with some dates being off by a week exactly, then you can look at the calendar and know that it's okay to take a long vacation at the end of December through early January 2017 and know you won't hit a test date.

However, like all projections, there will always be some margin of error. Feel free to plan using the calendar above and, within a year of the planned test date, check with the College Board for official dates.  As long as you don't bet your life on it, the above dates should help you get an idea of when future SAT tests will be held.

 

What's Next?

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Dr. Fred Zhang
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Fred is co-founder of PrepScholar. He scored a perfect score on the SAT and is passionate about sharing information with aspiring students. Fred graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a PhD in Economics.



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