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SAT Test Dates (2015-2016)

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2015-2016 Test Dates Tests Offered Registration Deadline Change By Deadline
October 3, 2015
SAT & Subject Tests
Sep 3, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
November 7, 2015
SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 9, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
December 5, 2015
SAT & Subject Tests
Nov 5, 2015
Nov 23, 2015
January 23, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
Dec 28, 2015
Jan 12, 2016
March 5, 2016
SAT Test Only
Feb 5, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
May 7, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
Apr 8, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
June 4, 2016
SAT & Subject Tests
May 5, 2016
May 25, 2016


If you've missed the last registration deadline, you may go online to request a waitlist status. For information about waitlist status, please refer to College Board website.


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SAT Fees

SAT Reasoning Test: $81

SAT Subject Tests:

  • Base Fee: $52.50
  • + Language with Listening Test: $26 (per test)
  • + All Other Subject Tests: $16 (per test)


How do I register for the SAT?

Register online for the SAT at

When is the best time to take the SAT?

Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year. Students will normally take the SAT 2-3 times.

How many times can I take the SAT?

The College Board (which runs the SAT) has no limits on how many times a student can take the SAT. Most students take the exam two or three times to ensure their scores represent the best they can do. Typically, a student will make their first attempt at the SAT in the spring of grade 11 and then rewrite it in the fall of grade 12..

What is the difference between the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests?

The SAT Reasoning Test is what is normally referred to as the SATs. They are required by almost all US Colleges in their admissions process. The SAT Subject tests are additional tests that test specific subject areas and are required by some of the more selective US schools. Normally, the selective schools will require you to take 2 or 3 different subject tests, which are 1 hour in length each.

Do I need to write the SAT Subject Tests?

Only some of the colleges in the US will require the Subject Tests. They will tend to be the more selective colleges.

Can I write the SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subjects Tests on the same day?

No. You can either write the SAT Reasoning Test (4 hrs) or up to 3 different SAT Subject tests (3 hrs) on the same day.

I've missed the registration deadline for the exam. Can I still register for the test?

If you've missed the deadline, you may still be able to write the exam as a standby. The test centre may offer standby testing if they have space for it. In order to register for standby testing, students should arrive at the test location by at least 7:45am on the test date. For more information, please see SAT Standby Testing.

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