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When Is the Next SAT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 14, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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Here's a guide on when the next SAT test is happening and deadlines for signing up.

At this moment, the next SAT test date is May 8, 2021.

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Note many test centers have reduced the number of spots and have been canceling exams last-minute due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information about COVID-19  SAT cancellations, rescheduling, and fee refunds, check out this article.


The next SAT registration deadline is April 8, 2021. The late deadline for the May SAT, with extra fees, is April 27, 2021.

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Scores for the May SAT will be released May 21, 2021.

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