SAT 2022-2023 Test Dates and Guide


Posted by Kalyan Ray-Mazumder

September 19, 2022 at 5:00 AM

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT

If you’re wondering how to register for the SAT, go to the College Board website linked here, scroll down, and click the yellow Register button. You’ll need to create an account if you haven’t done so previously.

2022-2023 SAT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES (US)

The College Board offers the SAT seven times a year and it is typically administered on Saturdays. 2022-2023 SAT test dates are offered more frequently in the fall as the college process reaches a frenzy. Below, we’ve included a list of 2022-2023 SAT test dates (except for August, which has passed), normal registration deadlines and late registration deadlines so that you can answer the question “when can I take the SAT?” and “when can I register for the SAT”:

SAT TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION/CHANGES DEADLINE
October 1, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 20, 2022
November 5, 2022 October 7, 2022 October 25, 2022
December 3, 2022 November 3, 2022 November 22, 2022
March 11, 2023 February 10, 2023 February 28, 2023
May 6, 2023 April 7, 2023 April 25, 2023
June 3, 2023 May 4, 2023 May 23, 2023

SAT SCORE RELEASE DATES (US)

SAT scores are typically released two weeks after test day. For June scores, it can take up to six weeks. See score release date estimates below:

SAT DATE PAPER/PENCIL SCORE RELEASE DATE
October 1, 2022 October 14, 2022
November 5, 2022 November 18, 2022
December 3, 2022 December 16, 2022
March 11, 2023 March 24, 2023
May 6, 2023 May 19, 2023
June 3, 2023 June 16, 2023

2022-2023 SAT TEST DATES AND DEADLINES (INTERNATIONAL)

The SAT is offered on fewer dates outside of the US. For international locations, the SAT is offered in August, October, December, March, May, and June. See below for a list of 2022-2023 international SAT test dates (other than August, which has passed):

SAT TEST DATE REGISTRATIONS, CHANGES, AND REGULAR CANCELLATION DEADLINE
October 1, 2022 September 2, 2022
December 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
March 11, 2023 (DIGITAL) February 24, 2023
May 6, 2023 (DIGITAL) April 21, 2023
June 3, 2023 (DIGITAL) May 19, 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

  • Additional fees will be charged if you register late, change your test date, change your test center, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. See how to alter registrations here.
  • There is a waitlist for those who miss the late registration deadline
  • Sunday administrations typically occur the day after each Saturday test for students who can’t test on Saturday due to religious reasons.

PREPMEDIANS GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR BEST 2022-2023 TEST DATE

Deadlines for college applications and scholarships

The first thing you should consider when deciding when to take the SAT is your college admission deadline schedule. Ideally, you will have taken the SAT at least once during your junior year of high school before entering senior year fall; starting the test prep process during senior fall is incredibly stressful, as you will want to focus on your grades and college essays.

“When should I take the SAT?”

If you’re a senior, aim to take the August 27th, October 1st, or November 5th SAT and then be done with testing. Many colleges will have cutoffs for how late you can take the SAT, so you’ll want to check your colleges’ admissions websites to see if you can send in the score from the December 3rd test.

If you’re a junior, aim to take the December 3rd SAT as your first test and then the March 11th and May 6th tests as your retakes. You’ll likely take the PSAT in October of your junior year and you should use the results from your PSAT to study more effectively for your December SAT. Keep retaking the tests as many times as makes sense: If you think you’ve hit your max score, then you can stop retesting (and focus on other aspects of your college application like your essays), but if you have waivers or can easily afford to pay for more tests, and you think you can significantly improve (i.e. increase 10+ percentile points), then keep retesting. You might find that you want to take a break over the summer after junior year and try one last time in the beginning of senior year too.

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Posted by Kalyan Ray-Mazumder

Kalyan is the CEO of Prepmedians the Prep Comedians. He's earned perfect scores and/or 99th-percentile scores on the SAT, ACT, and GMAT. He graduated from Yale magna cum laude and from the University of Chicago Booth Business School with High Honors.