It is important to create a test taking plan! Use the SAT Test Schedule for 2014 - 2015 to create a solid testing taking schedule. These test dates are also the same ones offered for the SAT Subject Tests (unless noted otherwise). And don't forget to read my "SAT Registration: An Expert's Guide" for important registration tips to ensure that the testing experience is the best possible one.
Note: The test dates listed below are for test takers in the United States. If you plan to take the SAT outside of the United States, be sure to check the exact SAT Test Schedule for international SAT testing.
January 24, 2015
March 14, 2015 (*SAT only)
May 2, 2015
June 6, 2015
October 10, 2015
November 8, 2015
December 6, 2015
December 29, 2014
February 13, 2015 (*SAT only)
April 6, 2015
May 8, 2015
Please note: The College Board sets the test dates and registration deadlines for the SAT exam at the end of the school calendar year. So, the SAT test dates have not yet been released the dates for fall exams . With that said, the College Board tends to keep to a fairly regular schedule of testing, so these are the most likely test dates and registration deadlines for the 2015 SAT exams (and as the College Board announces them I will update this page if needed). However, the above 2015 SAT Test Schedule will give a good approximation for test planning.
Please Note: The College Board also offers a "Late" Registration for an additional fee. These dates are approximately two weeks after the Regular deadline. But try to avoid this option if you can because it will cost more and seating will be limited.
Before you register for the SAT, read my "SAT Registration: An Expert's Guide", which contains several tips for making sure that you have the best possible experience on the testing day. Learn why colleges are not always the best place to take an exam and what to do if you miss the registration deadline.
Remember that students often take the SAT more than once. Why? For a couple reasons. Some schools will take your "highest combined SAT score" from multiple sittings (which almost always results in a higher total score) and some students just need a couple attempts at the SAT test to feel comfortable and relaxed. Generally, though, after three attempts, students will have achieved their best scores.
Did you know that not all colleges require students to submit SAT or ACT scores to be admitted to college? If you are a strong student, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may be surprised to learn that many colleges, and really good colleges, have become "test-optional". Too many parents and students dismiss "test-optional" as a possible route to college admission. But before you do that, find out more about this growing, "student-friendly" trend in college admission.
Not sure if the SAT is the right choice? Did you know that lots of students are now taking the ACT instead of the ACT? How to decide? Every student should take a practice ACT or SAT before deciding on a test prep plan. The last thing you want to do is spend a ton of money and time preparing for the wrong test. If you have NOT taken an ACT (or an SAT test), read my article "How to get an accurate diagnostic test for the ACT or SAT test. Below, I also linked to the ONLY books that contain official, copyrighted SAT or ACT tests. All of my students use these books as a primary text.
If you have already have an ACT or SAT score and you would like to compare the two test scores, please read "How to convert my ACT score into SAT score equivalent". It is important to understand how your scores on each test cop are to one another.