It is important to create a test taking plan! Use the SAT Test Schedule for 2014 to create a solid testing 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 25, 2014
March 8, 2014 (*SAT only)
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
October 11, 2014
November 8, 2014
December 6, 2014
December 27, 2014
February 7, 2014 (*SAT only)
April 4, 2014
May 9, 2014
September 4, 2014
September 26, 2014
October 24, 2014
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.
Please note: The College Board sets the date and registration deadlines for the SAT exam about one year in advance of the actual exams. So, the SAT Test Dates have not yet been released the dates for 2014. With that said, the College Board tends to keep to a fairly regular schedule of testing. But these are the most likely test dates and registration deadlines for the 2014 SAT exams. When the College Board officially announce the new schedule, the page will be updated. But the 2014 SAT Test Schedule will give a good enough approximation for test planning.
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.