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What are SAT Test Dates 2020 – 2021? SAT Registration Guide

2020 – 22 College Board SAT Test Dates, Registration Deadlines & Score Release Dates. This applies to the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. This also includes SAT Registration dates for 2020 – 22 Anticipated by College Board,  SAT Test dates for international students,  and costs of the SAT Test.

2020-21 SAT Dates

2020-21 SAT Administration Dates Anticipated College Board

SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
Aug 29, 2020 Yes
Oct 3, 2020 Yes
Nov 7, 2020 Yes
Dec 5, 2020 Yes
March 14, 2020 No
May 2, 2020 Yes
June 6, 2020 Yes

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2020-21 SAT Dates

2020-21 SAT Administration Dates Anticipated by College Board

SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
August 29, 2020 Yes
October 3, 2020 Yes
November 7, 2020 Yes
December 5, 2020 Yes
March 13, 2021 No
May 8, 2021 Yes
June 5, 2021 Yes

2021-22 SAT Dates

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates Anticipated by College Board

SAT Date SAT Subject Test Available?
August 28, 2021 Yes
October 2, 2021 Yes
November 6, 2021 Yes
December 4, 2021 Yes
March 12, 2022 No
May 7, 2022 Yes
June 4, 2022 Yes

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What are the US SAT Test Dates for 2020?

sat dates

Test Date Normal Registration Late Registration Score Release
Aug 29, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 Sep 17, 2020
Oct 3, 2020 Sep 4, 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Oct 22, 2020
Nov 7, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Oct 23, 2020 Nov 26, 2020
Dec 5, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 Nov 20, 2020 Dec 17, 2020
Mar 13, 2021 Feb 12, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
May 8, 2021 Apr 9, 2021 Apr 23, 2021 May 27, 2021
Jun 5, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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International Test Dates (SAT) 2020-2021

International SAT Test Date Registration Deadline SAT Score Release Date
August 29, 2020 July 29, 2020 September 7-14, 2020
October 3, 2020 August 3, 2020 October 11-18, 2020
December 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 December 13-20, 2020
March 13, 2021 February 13, 2021 March 21-28, 2021
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 May 16-23, 2021

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2020-21 SAT Score Release Schedule

SAT Date Multiple-Choice Scores Release Date Essay Score Release Date Colleges Receive Scores By
August 29, 2020 September 11, 2020 September 14, 2020 September 26, 2020
October 3, 2020 October 16, 2020 October 19, 2020 October 31, 2020
November 7, 2020 November 20, 2020 November 23, 2020 December 4, 2020
December 5, 2020 December 18, 2020 December 21, 2020 January 2, 2021
March 13, 2021 March 26, 2021 March 29, 2021 April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021 May 21, 2021 May 24, 2021 June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021 July 14, 2021 July 14, 2021 July 26, 2021

Check our 2020 – 2022 SAT Test Dates for US and International Students


SAT Registration

If you want to register for the SAT test, you need to:

  • Create a College Board account. You can create an College Board account here.
  • Submit a photo ID and a photo of yourself that can be uploaded to the official registration site.
  • You also need to print out your test admission ticket. The College Board will not allow test-takers into the SAT testing center without a valid ID as well as a printout of their ticket.

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How Much is 2020 SAT?

SAT Registration Fees for US Test-Takers

Test Fee
SAT $49.50
SAT with Essay $64.50

Additional Fees

Other Registration Fees

Item More Information Fee
Register by Cell phone Available only if you’ve registered previously. $15
Change fee On changing your test center or test date or changing between the SAT and SAT Subject Tests or vice versa. Doesn’t apply to changing between the SAT and the SAT with Essay, but you have to pay the difference between the tests on adding the essay. $29
Late registration fee Registering after the regular deadline but before the late registration deadline. $29
Waitlist fee Charged only if you are admitted to the test center on test day. $51


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Score Services And Fees

Fees for Additional Score Services

Service More Information Fee
Registration score reports 4 registration score reports are available up to 9 days after the test date. $0
For Additional score report request The additional score reports (outside of the above 4), or score reports ordered after the above time period are subject to this fee per report. $12
Rush order The rush score reports will typically be sent to colleges within 2 to 4 business days (excluding holidays and weekends). The Additional score report fees will still apply on rush requests. $31
Scores by cell phone Cell phone score reports are released according to the same schedule as online scores. This service doesn’t send scores report to colleges any earlier.
To get your score by cell phone, call College Board Customer Service. We will need your test registration number, date of birth, credit card number, and the card’s expiration date.
$15 (per call)
Previous/old scores report request You can request old score report by phone or mail. The additional score report cost applies to each score report. $31
SAT Question-and-Answer Service* This provides the test questions from the specified test you took, the correct answers, scoring instructions, and a form you can use to order a copy of your answer sheet.The QAS service is not available for every SAT administration. $18
SAT Student Answer Service* This service provides a list of question types from the specified test you took; whether you answered the question correctly or incorrectly, or omitted the answer; and the level of difficulty. $13.50
Multiple-choice score verification When hand scoring of a multiple-choice score is requested, your entire answer sheet will be manually reviewed—you cannot request verification of scores for a single section on the SAT or just one of several SAT Subject Tests taken on the same date.
For SAT only: If you order hand score verification, you will no longer see the full online score report, and you will not have access to the Student Answer Service or Question-and-Answer Service for your hand scored answer sheet.
Essay score verification $55

Cost Tables have been gathered from College Board

How to Choose Your SAT Test Date

quick tips

  1. The deadline for your college applications.

It takes around six weeks for colleges to receive and process your SAT results. This is why it is not advisable to schedule your test when you only have six weeks left before your college application deadlines. You should also consider the deadline for SAT scholarships if you apply also applying for these.

  1. The number of times you’re taking the SAT test.

Many students take the test at least 2 times until they reach their desired score. If you plan to take the SAT at least twice, it would be good to start taking the test in your junior year.

  1. Test preparation time.

How much time you need to study or prepare for the test really depends on the student, but it is best to study at least three months before your chosen test date. You need to be able to establish a regular study schedule where you are able to study comfortably at your own pace. Don’t schedule your test when you know the weeks leading to the test will be filled with extracurricular activities.

If you’re taking the test for the second or third time to improve your score, there should also be enough time to study again for the test. If you took your test in October of your Junior Year, then you can take the SAT again in May of the same school year. This should give you enough time to prepare for the second test.

Students usually retake the SAT test if they want to increase their scores in order to meet or exceed the average SAT scores of the colleges they’re applying to or if they need a higher score to increase their chances of receiving scholarships.

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SAT Scores

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What To Bring On Your Test Day

1. Admission Ticket. You are required to present the print out of your admission ticket in your SAT testing center. A paper copy of the ticket is necessary for your admission. You can print the ticket by logging into your College Board account.

Reminder: You are not allowed to take the test (SAT) if you just show your admission ticket on your cell phone or another device.

2. Student’s Photo ID. The test-takers’ photo ID should resemble the image they uploaded to their official College Board account. Check out the acceptable and unacceptable forms of ID below.

Accepted IDs:

  • Unexpired government-issued IDs (passport, driver’s license, national ID or military ID)
  • Student ID Form (This must be prepared by the school the students currently attend.)
  • Current school ID card.

NOT accepted these IDs:

  • Expired/damaged IDs or IDs that do not match the student’s College Board photo.
  • Unacceptable IDs including ChildFind ID cards, credit or debit cards, employee ID cards, Social Security cards, birth certificates, or any other temporary ID cards.

3. Test-takers are required to bring at least two #2 pencils and a good eraser. The College Board will not allow test-takers to bring liquid paper, highlighters, pens or any other writing utensils – not even for the SAT Essay section.

4. Bring Your Calculator.

  •   Students are allowed to bring a basic four-function calculator (but not recommended) as well as a graphing and scientific calculator.
  •   The test will not allow test-takers to bring cell phones, tablets, laptops, calculators that make noise, a paper tape and an electrical outlet. Students are basically not allowed to bring anything that has communication capabilities and can be disruptive.

As long as students have these four SAT-allowed items, then they should have no trouble being admitted into their SAT testing center. Now that you know the SAT-allowed items to bring to the test, you may take the test and acquire good SAT scores.

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What Will Happen If You Miss Your SAT Test Date?

If students have registered for an SAT test date but decided not to take the test, here are two things that will happen:

1. You don’t have to pay registration fees again.

Students will get a credit. The registration fee that students paid for their SAT test will stay in their official College Board account. Although students will not get a refund, the payment will not get lost unless students choose to never take the exam.

2. The students’ registration for that SAT test date will go away.

Registered students will not get a zero on their test for not taking the exam. Also, colleges and universities will never know the test-takers that did not make it to the SAT testing center on their registered test date.


SAT Test Dates