We provide all of the most current information about the SAT test dates in 2018 below.
We also link many of our relevant articles about selecting an SAT test date and getting signed up.
As you read this article, it is also important to consider What Test Date Is Best For You and think about How You Will Get Ready For the SAT. If you want to try the SAT before signing up, go use one of these Free Practice SATs.
2018 Test Dates and Deadlines
*Anticipated test dates for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline and score release information will be included as soon as the test dates are officially confirmed.
The SAT is always administered on Saturday mornings. If you cannot take the test on Saturday for religious or other reasons, alternate Sunday test dates are also available.
As you can see, there is a higher concentration of tests in the fall. The August test in 2018 will be a great test date for students who choose to prepare for the SAT over the summer or for rising seniors who need to take the test again.
The SAT tests dates are also usually relatively clustered. Most students will not take the test on back-to-back test dates, as by the time the score come out, the registration deadlines for the next test has already passed. Taking more time between tests also give students more time to study and prepare for their next shot at the SAT.
Once you have decided which test date to sign up for, you will need to register for the SAT. We also recommend registering as soon as you decide to take the SAT, as spots at popular testing locations often fill up quickly. If you want to score well on the SAT, you should definitely prepare for the SAT (check out our article on 4 Ways To Prepare For The SAT). It is also important to plan ahead and decide When You Are Going To Take the SAT.
Also, remember to never just take the SAT without studying (read our article on Why to Never Take the SAT Without Prep). If you want to take a practice SAT to learn more about the test or see how you score, check out these Free Practice SATs.