SAT Test Dates 2019–2020

SAT Test Dates 2019–2020

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Taking the SAT® is one great way to prepare for your continuing education after high school.

However, taking it does require some planning, including registering for the test beforehand. Registration can be done by mail, by phone, or online, but it must be completed by the deadlines. For mail submissions, this requires that they are postmarked by the regular deadline. For testing in the United States, late registration is available for an additional $30 if you miss the original deadline.

What Are the Dates and Deadlines in the U.S.?

The 2019–2020 SAT® exam test dates and registration deadlines are as follows for those taking the test in the United States.

SAT Test Date Registration
Late Registration
Deadline for Mailed
Late Registration
Deadline for Online
and Phone
Registrations and
All Changes
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 6, 2019 August 13, 2019
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 17, 2019 September 24, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 19, 2019 November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020 Canceled due to
May 2, 2020 Canceled due to
June 6, 2020 Canceled due to
August 29, 2020 Planned    
September 2020 Added; to be
October 3, 2020 Planned    
November 7, 2020 Planned    
December 5, 2020 Planned    

What Are the International Dates and Deadlines?

Late registration is not allowed for international students, and those who register after the deadline will be registered for the next available testing date, when possible. For those who require additional assistance with taking the SAT® exam in your home country, their registration must be received by the early registration deadline. The test dates for international test takers are:

Test Date Early Registration
Deadline (by
Deadline for
October 5, 2019 August 21, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019
December 7, 2019 October 23, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020 January 29, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020
May 4, 2020 March 18, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21, 2020

Are There Any Other Fees?

If you have additional questions about any other associated costs of the SAT®, you can find it here.

Anything Else to Keep in Mind?

You’ll want to be sure to prepare for the test itself by practicing as much as possible. Also, if you are taking the SAT for the first time, it may be a good idea to take it earlier rather than later. This can give you time if you would like to retake the test. Generally speaking, most students obtain a higher score the second time they take the test.

Registering by mail is advisable when you are requesting a Sunday test (for religious reasons), when paying by check or money order, when the testee is younger than 13, when you are registering internationally through a representative, when requesting a new test center be opened closer to your home, or when you are unable to upload a digital photo.

If you are registering online, ensure you have the following items before starting the process:

  • Phone for uploading photo
  • Credit card or PayPal information for payment
  • Internet-accessible computer
  • Printer to print admission ticket (Ticket is also emailed for later printing.)

This will ensure that the registration process goes smoothly.

Where Can I Find Study Materials for the SAT®?

You can find free study guides, practice questions, and flashcards to help you get ready for this test here:

Union Test Prep’s Study Materials for the SAT® Exam

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