Upcoming SAT Administrations, Including New September Administration
We are doing all we can to expand availability of the SAT at test centers. We'll provide weekend SAT or SAT Subject Test administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new SAT administration on September 26 and a new SAT Subject Test administration for international students on November 7. We will also add a test date in January 2021 if there is demand for it. Our top priority is your health and safety. Please note that as the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor and will let you know if circumstances change closer to the test dates.
Test Center Availability and Capacity
Because of public health restrictions and high demand, there is limited seating capacity for students testing in certain areas. This year, many centers have fewer seats because of social distancing guidelines or may encounter unexpected closures. While the College Board cannot directly control capacity and test center availability, we are working with local high schools, colleges, and other sites to increase seating capacity in areas where August and September registration are filling up. 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. On the Select Your Test Center page, you'll see any new seats added in your area.
We'll also provide general updates as 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.
Registration for all SAT tests is open for all students.
If you are unable to find a seat in a test center near you, please check other dates.
Please know that colleges are being flexible with their application requirements this year; in some cases they are extending deadlines and/or allowing students to submit scores after deadlines pass. Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.
Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.
Fall 2020 SAT Dates
SAT School Day Administrations
To provide more opportunities for students to take the SAT in fall 2020, College Board is adding a School Day administration on September 23. Schools that administer the SAT Suite of Assessments can order the September 23 SAT School Day administration. Schools can administer School Day on both September 23 and October 14.
Additionally, most state and large district SAT School Day partners plan to offer the SAT to students, for free, in the fall to replace canceled administrations in the spring. This is an important opportunity, as states and large districts who participate can provide the SAT for free to all their students. If students were scheduled to take the SAT as part of state-required testing, they can check with their school or district for updates.
College Admissions Information
We have asked colleges to extend deadlines for receiving test scores and to equally consider students for admission who are unable to take the test due to the coronavirus (covid-19). We are asking member colleges to provide flexibility to students in three ways:
- Accepting scores as late as possible in their process, especially by extending score deadlines for early action and early decision to take some pressure off and give students more time to test and send their scores.
- Equally considering students for admission who are unable to take the exam due to covid-19 as those who submitted scores. (The College Board will keep colleges up to date on testing availability).
- Recognizing that students who do submit scores may not have been able to take the test more than once. (e.g., taking into account that students who tested as high school juniors but who could not as seniors would have likely achieved score gains).
And it's more important than ever to pay close attention to the context in which all students live and learn as they make admissions decisions.
Future Testing Opportunities and At-Home SAT Update
We know students are anxious about how the coronavirus crisis will affect their college application process, including taking the SAT.
We’re committed to giving students as many chances as we can to show their strengths to colleges, while relying on the guidance of public health officials. Throughout, we’ll continue to focus on students with fee waivers and those with accommodations.
Earlier this spring we decided to pursue a digital remote-proctored version of our physical SAT to ensure all students had an opportunity to test, in the unlikely event that schools would still be closed in the fall.
However, after gathering more understanding and evidence over the past weeks and months, we have decided to delay an at-home digital SAT.
- An at-home SAT would require three hours of uninterrupted, video-quality internet which cannot be guaranteed for all students.
- While we will continue to deliver the SAT online in some schools, we do not want to introduce the stress of extended at-home testing in this already disrupted admissions season.
- We are committed to a future with a digital test, but we are changing the timeline and sequencing.
Resources and Support
To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, College Board and Khan Academy® will continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools.
Together with our member schools and colleges, we will be flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative in exploring ways to continue to support student learning and provide opportunities to test during this challenging time.
Our focus will remain on student safety and ensuring students have the tools they need and opportunities to succeed on their path to college.
Please check this page regularly for updates.
If you have questions or concerns about your scheduled testing with College Board programs, please contact us as soon as possible. Given the high volume of inquiries, wait times may be longer than normal.
Email: Contact SAT Support
Phone (domestic): 866-756-7346
Phone (international): +1-212-713-7789
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Phone (domestic): 888-477-7728
Phone (international): +1-212-237-1335
Updated Customer Service Hours
To better support you throughout this crisis, and in compliance with local, state, and federal safety regulations, College Board's phone support hours are now 9 a.m.—6 p.m. ET, Monday—Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration is fully open for all students as of Wednesday, June 3.
We are providing SAT and/or SAT Subject Test administrations every month for the rest of this year, beginning in August. We also announced there will be an exam date in January if there is demand for it.
This year, many centers will have fewer seats because of social distancing guidelines or may encounter unexpected closures due to the coronavirus (covid-19). We are working to increase seating capacity, particularly in areas where August and September registration is filling up. While the College Board does not directly control availability, it is working with local high schools, colleges, and other sites to see if they will serve as test centers. Additionally, most state and large district SAT School Day partners plan to offer the SAT to students, for free, in the fall to replace canceled administrations in the spring.
We’ll be working with test centers throughout the summer and providing guidance on ways to maximize each test center’s capacity.
Capacity for the fall administrations may be limited in certain areas due to public health restrictions and/or high demand.
For each administration, we’re working to expand our capacity for students to take the SAT as soon as schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to open their doors and provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to can take the SAT.
If you are currently unable to find a seat in your preferred area, please select another location or another administration date. Additionally, please note that we are always working to add additional seats in areas of high demand, including working with local high schools, colleges, and other sites to increase seating capacity.
We are also waiving all change fees through the end of July should your plans change.
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.
College Board is monitoring the spread of covid-19 and as the situation rapidly evolves, we're focused on the health and safety of students, educators, and their communities. As of now, the August 29 administration is scheduled to proceed as planned. If this changes, students and educators will be notified as soon as possible. If individual test centers close, updates will be posted to our Test Center Closings page.
If you’re eligible for a fee waiver and you've taken a College Board assessment in the past, or if you used a fee waiver in the past, you can log into your College Board account to unlock your fee waiver benefits. If this is your first time requesting a fee waiver, please contact your school counselor for a fee waiver code to unlock fee waiver benefits. If you can’t get in touch with your counselor to get your fee waiver code, you can call College Board Customer Service and they can help you get a code to unlock your fee waiver benefits.
How to unlock your fee waiver benefits:
- Sign in to your College Board account
- Click on My SAT
- Complete and save Step 1 (Update Personal Info)
- Return to your College Board account homepage and click on My SAT again
- Acknowledge and accept your fee waiver benefits in the pop-up window (ensure your browser allows pop-ups)
Your school determines your fee waiver eligibility so please make sure to contact your school counselor or principal before the end of the school year to get a fee waiver. If you’re not able to reach them before summer then please contact them as soon as school begins again so that they can validate your eligibility and provide you with a fee waiver.
Yes, fee waivers used for May or June have been returned to your account.
Yes, these will be rescheduled for later this year. We’ll inform you when the date is finalized.
We are planning to provide multiple SAT administrations internationally through the end of the year, beginning in August. This includes a new SAT administration on September 26 and a new international Subject Test administration on November 7, as well as the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, and December 5. Please note that as the covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor and will let you know if circumstances change closer to the test dates.