By CollegeBoard.org, May 28, 2020
Like all of you, we’re doing our best to adjust to the new normal the coronavirus has created. Throughout it all, our top priorities remain the health and safety of you, your families, and everyone at your school.
At the same time, we’re working hard to support you on your path to college. This includes offering you new opportunities to take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests™ to make up for the cancellations this spring due to the covid-19 pandemic. We’ve added a new test date in September and an SAT Subject Test administration for international students in November. This means that beginning in August, there’ll be an SAT administration every month through the end of 2020. (Please note: As the covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we’ll monitor the situation and let you know if circumstances change. Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for the latest information on how covid-19 is affecting upcoming test administrations.)
We know this is a particularly stressful time if you’re applying for college. Colleges do, too, and this year, they’re rightfully being flexible with their testing requirements. Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.
To make it easier for students without an SAT score to take the SAT at least once before most college applications are due, we’re allowing certain priority students as noted below to register a week in advance for the August, September, or October SAT administrations before those test dates are available to all students.
Here’s the registration schedule for the upcoming 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administrations:
- Students in the high school class of 2020 or 2021 who don’t have an SAT score: You can register now for any 2020 SAT administration, including the August, September, and October test dates.
- Any student who registered to take the June SAT or SAT Subject Test and didn’t cancel their registration: You can also register now for any 2020 SAT or SAT Subject Test administration.
- All other students: You can can register now only for the November and December SAT or SAT Subject Test administrations. Beginning at approximately 8 p.m. ET on June 3, you’ll be able to register for any 2020 SAT or SAT Subject Test administration, including the August, September, and October test dates.
Because of public health restrictions and high demand, we may have limited seating capacity for students to test in certain areas. Together with our members and local communities, we’re doing all we can to add more test centers and more seats. If you can’t find a test center when you first try to register, try again by logging back in to My SAT, selecting the registration you started, and then follow the required steps. You’ll see on the Select Your Test Center page any new seats added in your area. We usually update our systems by 12 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll also provide general updates via email and social media when we add more test centers or seats. If you can’t find a nearby test center with availability on your preferred test date, be sure to check other dates.
If you have priority status, you can register for the August 29, September 26, or October 3 SAT or SAT Subject Test dates beginning May 28, a week before registration opens to all students.
Students who registered for the June SAT or Subject Tests and didn’t cancel their registration and students in the high school class of 2020 or 2021 who do not have SAT scores have priority access to register a week in advance of other students for the August, September, and October SAT or SAT Subject Tests before those test dates are available to all other students.
If you don’t have priority status and try to register during the priority window for the August, September, or October test dates, you won’t be able to proceed past selecting a test center until 8 p.m. ET on June 3. After that time, you’ll be able to register for any SAT or SAT Subject Test date with available seats.
No. If you registered for the June SAT or Subject Tests and didn’t cancel your registration, you can transfer that registration to any of the upcoming SAT or SAT Subject Test dates. You won’t be charged a change fee if you transfer before July 31. If you transfer after July 31, there will be a change fee. If you’ve already canceled your June SAT or SAT Subject Test registration, you should’ve already received a refund, so you’ll need to pay the registration fee for any future tests.