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Test Dates & Deadlines

Important SAT® dates and information for U.S. and international students

You can help your students register for the SAT by providing them with the testing schedule in addition to helping them negotiate the registration process. For students testing outside the U.S., see the applicable international dates and deadlines below.

U.S. registration dates and deadlines for 2015-16

Test DatesTestU.S. Registration Deadlines (Expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A.)
RegularLate
(a fee applies)
October 3, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
September 3, 2015 September 18, 2015
(for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2015
(for registrations made online or by phone)
November 7, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
October 9, 2015 October 23, 2015
(for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2015
(for registrations made online or by phone)
December 5, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
November 5, 2015 November 20, 2015
(for mailed registrations)

November 23, 2015
(for registrations made online or by phone)
January 23, 2016

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
December 28, 2015 January 8, 2016
(for mailed registrations)

January 12, 2016
(for registrations made online or by phone)
March 5, 2016

Redesigned SAT
SAT only February 5, 2016 February 19, 2016
(for mailed registrations)

February 23, 2016
(for registrations made online or by phone)
May 7, 2016

Redesigned SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
April 8, 2016 April 22, 2016
(for mailed registrations)

April 26, 2016
(for registrations made online or by phone) 
June 4, 2016

Redesigned SAT
SAT & Subject Tests May 5, 2016 May 20, 2016
(for mailed registrations)

May 25, 2016
(for registrations made online or by phone)

Important information for U.S. registration deadlines

  • U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.
  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A..
  • On March 5, only the SAT is offered.  Note that the March 5 SAT is not available in the following U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Sunday administrations for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance usually occur the day after each Saturday test date, except for October 11, which has been moved a week later to avoid conflict with a religious holiday.
  • The Language with Listening Tests are offered only in November.

International registration dates and deadlines for 2015-16

Please note policies regarding available test dates in Egypt, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Test DatesTestInternational Registration Deadlines (Expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A.)
EarlyRegular
October 3, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
August 27, 2015 September 3, 2015
November 7, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
October 1, 2015 October 9, 2015
December 5, 2015

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
October 29, 2015 November 5, 2015
January 23, 2016

Current SAT
SAT &
Subject Tests
December 17, 2015 December 28, 2015
May 7, 2016

Redesigned SAT
SAT & Subject Tests March 31, 2016 April 8, 2016
June 4, 2016

Redesigned SAT
SAT & Subject Tests April 28, 2016 May 5, 2016

Important information for international registration deadlines

  • International deadlines apply to anyone testing outside of the United States and U.S. territories.
  • International registration materials must be received by the international deadlines. Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A..
  • There is no late registration for international testing. Online and telephone registrations must be completed by the international deadline dates listed above.
  • Students registering through International Representatives must submit their paper registration with full payment by the early registration deadline.
  • The SAT is not offered in March outside of the United States and U.S. territories.
  • Sunday administrations for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance usually occur the day after each Saturday test date, except for October 11, which has been moved a week later to avoid conflict with a religious holiday.
  • The Language with Listening Tests are offered only in November.

Be sure your students are aware of restrictions that may apply to them.

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Related Materials

Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • This Is Your SAT
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, U.S. edition
  • SAT Program Student Brochure, International edition
  • SAT Code List, U.S. version
  • SAT Code List, International version
  • Counselor's Guide to SAT Program Fee Waivers

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