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Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 27, 2017 8:00:00 PM

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Future SAT test dates are only confirmed 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 SAT test dates and registration deadlines.  For 2017, the official timetable is set in stone. But even though they're more uncertain, we can predict future years like 2018 and 2019 with decent confidence.  These predictions have been updated in April 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 and registration deadlines are officially confirmed by the College Board

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 and registration deadlines are confirmed by the College Board. This will be the first year with an August test date instead of a January one.

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Aug 26, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Aug 15, 2017
Oct 7, 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Sep 27, 2017
Nov 4, 2017 Oct 5, 2017 Oct 25, 2017
Dec 2, 2017 Nov 2, 2017 Nov 21, 2017
Mar 10, 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Feb 28, 2018
May 5, 2018 Apr 6, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 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 15, 2018
Oct 6, 2018 Sep 7, 2018 Sep 26, 2018
Nov 3, 2018 Oct 5, 2018 Oct 24, 2018
Dec 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 21, 2018
Mar 9, 2019 Feb 8, 2019 Feb 27, 2019
May 4, 2019 Apr 5, 2019 Apr 24, 2019
Jun 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 22, 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 14, 2019
Oct 5, 2019 Sep 6, 2019 Sep 25, 2019
Nov 2, 2019 Oct 4, 2019 Oct 23, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Nov 27, 2019
Mar 7, 2020 Feb 7, 2020 Feb 26, 2020
May 2, 2020 Apr 3, 2020 Apr 22, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020

 

 

 

School Year Ending 2021

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

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration
Aug 22, 2020 Jul 24, 2020  Aug 12, 2020
Oct 3, 2020 Sep 4, 2020   Sep 23, 2020 
Nov 7, 2020 Oct 2, 2020  Oct 21, 2020
Dec 5, 2020 Nov 6, 2020  Nov 25, 2020
Mar 13, 2021  Feb 5, 2021   Feb 24, 2021
May 8, 2021  Apr 2, 2021   Apr 21, 2021
Jun 5, 2021  May 7, 2021   May 26, 2021

 

 

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.

 

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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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