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2016 - 2017 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

This year's test dates, normal registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score availability are posted below.  The test dates and deadlines below are confirmed officially by the College Board. Score availability is confirmed for the October, November, and December dates; the rest of the release times are estimated based on our rigorous analysis of past years.  All of these dates are for the redesigned version of the SAT.

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release***

October 1, 2016 September 1, 2016 Sept 20, 2016 October 27, 2016
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016 October 25, 2016 November 29, 2016
December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016 November 22, 2016 December 23, 2016
January 21, 2017 December 21, 2016 January 10, 2017 February 16, 2017
March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 28, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 25, 2017 May 23, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 24, 2017 June 20, 2017

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.

Full Review of Every Single 2016-2017 SAT Test Date — Don't miss this!  Our experts review every specific test date and discuss whether you should choose it based on where you are in high school.

Four Factors to Consider for Your SAT / ACT Test Date — Our famous test date factor guide by Allen Cheng that discusses general things you should consider in deciding a test date.  We have more discussion on other general considerations here for choosing your date.

You may also want to read SAT Date Selection for Sophomores and Juniors, or for the Summer Before Senior Year, or for Senior Fall.  Also, check out these articles if you're looking for ACT test dates, SAT Subject Test Dates (aka SAT 2), or International Test Dates, 2018 SAT Test Dates, or how to get alternate SAT test dates.

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