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Weekend SAT

College Board is providing weekend SAT administrations on March 13, May 8, and June 5. Please note that as the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we will continue to monitor the situation and will let you know if circumstances change closer to the test dates.

Local schools and test centers make individual decisions about whether to administer the SAT. All weekend test centers must adhere to local public health guidelines and follow College Board requirements:

  • All students and staff are required to wear a mask or protective face covering during an SAT administration. Students won't be allowed in the test center without a mask, which is required for the duration of testing.
  • Students must be seated at least 6 feet apart during testing.
  • Students must confirm a series of statements (more below) prior to entering the test center or testing room.
  • Students who violate the requirements put in place by their test center or College Board should be dismissed from the test center; if this happens their scores will be canceled and they won't receive a refund.

The CDC recommends taking additional precautions such as:

  • Requiring and/or providing gloves, hand sanitizer, or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Posting signs in highly visible locations (e.g., school entrances, restrooms, etc.) that promote protective measures.
  • Encouraging students and staff to practice regular handwashing and stay home if they're sick.

If students don't feel well on test day, please stay home. You'll be able to transfer your registration to another test date at no charge through March 2, 2021. If you'd rather cancel your registration, you'll be issued a full refund. Contact Customer Service between test day and the next business day (Monday, 5 p.m. ET) to make this request.

When students arrive on test day, and before letting them into a test center, testing staff will administer a short survey before letting students into a test center to determine if a student should be sent home due to sickness. Testing staff will administer this survey verbally to all students, and deny entry to any student who doesn't confirm all the statements below or refuses to answer them.

  • In the past 14 days, I have not come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has tested positive for covid-19 test or is presumed to have covid-19.
  • I do not have covid-19 or have reason to believe I have covid-19. Symptoms of covid-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • To my knowledge, I am not violating any travel restrictions or quarantining requirements.
  • I agree to wear a mask the entire time I'm at this test center and follow instructions from test center staff, otherwise I will be dismissed.
  • We have taken measures to help create a safe testing environment; however, it isn't possible to entirely remove the risk of covid-19 exposure. By entering the testing room, you're accepting that risk.

Check your test center's website for any additional or specific entry requirements it may have. If you're traveling to test, it's your responsibility to know and follow any quarantine requirements or travel restrictions in the location where you're testing. Test centers may require proof that you've followed quarantine requirements and/or travel restrictions at check-in.

This year, many schools and test centers will have reduced capacity because of social distancing guidelines, and they may encounter unexpected closures. Because of public health restrictions and high demand, there is limited seating capacity for students testing in certain areas. While College Board can't directly control capacity and test center availability, we're working to ensure that as many students as possible are able to test safely.

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 understand that there are limited opportunities for students to take a college entrance exam due to covid. Most colleges are not requiring a test score for the upcoming admissions cycle. While almost all still accept scores, most are rightfully being flexible for students who submit scores later or who did not have a chance to test more than once. You should check the college’s website for the most updated information on their application requirements.

Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.

Spring 2021 SAT Dates

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    March 13

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    May 8

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    June 5

Schools and test centers continue to discuss the extent to which they'll be open, and we know educators will be facing uncertainties as they prepare to administer the SAT.

The March 13 administration is scheduled to proceed as planned. We are checking with test centers to confirm they will be open and we encourage test centers to report closures as early as possible so we can help ensure students are informed ahead of test day. Test centers may close for various reasons, including cancellations or capacity reductions. For specific information about your registration, please check the email address associated with your registration.

Important: Test centers that decide they need to close or reduce the number of students who can test due to social distancing restrictions should contact College Board as soon as possible so we can help ensure students are informed ahead of test day.

If a test center decides to close, students will receive direct notification from College Board, though there may be a delay between the test center closing and the email notification. We also recommend students check directly with the test center, including the test center's website, on the morning of the test.

The College Board has 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 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 students and give them more time to test and send their scores.
  • Equally considering students for admission who are unable to take the test 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 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.

To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed or delayed in opening, 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 the 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.

Students
Email: Contact SAT Support
Phone (domestic): 866-756-7346
Phone (international): +1-212-713-7789

SAT Educators
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-212-520-8600

PSAT Educators
Email: [email protected]
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 phone support hours are now 9 a.m.—6 p.m. ET, Monday—Friday.

The March 13 administration is scheduled to move ahead as planned. College Board is monitoring the spread of covid-19 and as the situation continues to rapidly evolve, we are focused on the health and safety of students, educators, and their communities.

Schools and districts will make the decision to administer the assessments in accordance with College Board requirements and their local health and safety guidelines. We are asking test centers to report closures to the College Board as soon as possible in order to help ensure students are informed and to reduce stress and uncertainty ahead of test day.

Important: Test centers that decide they need to close or reduce the number of students who can test due to social distancing restrictions should contact us as soon as possible so we can help ensure students are informed ahead of test day.

For in-school testing, students can expect to hear directly from their schools and test centers about cancellations or changes. For weekend testing, students can expect to hear from College Board.

Across all weekend test centers, the College Board is requiring all students and staff to wear a mask or protective face covering during an SAT administration, and students must be seated at least 6 feet apart during testing. Test centers will also be required to follow local public health guidelines and building policies which may include additional precautions.

We are asking test centers to post the information about their specific policies prominently on their website.

Yes, across all weekend test centers, the College Board is requiring all students and staff to wear a mask or protective face covering during an SAT administration. Students should bring their own mask or protective face covering to the test center on test day, and may want to have an extra on hand. Students will need to wear their mask for the duration of test day.

Across all weekend test centers, College Board requires all students and staff to remain at least 6 feet apart during an SAT administration.

If your plans change, you can make changes to your registration at no charge through March 2, 2021. This includes transferring your registration to another test date or test center or changing your test type from Subject Tests to SAT or vice versa.

If you no longer feel safe taking the SAT or you don’t feel well on test day, please stay home. You will be able to transfer your registration to another test date at no charge through March 2, 2021. If you are sick on test day and would rather cancel your registration, you will be issued a full refund. Contact Customer Service between test day and the next business day (Monday, 5 p.m. ET) to make this request.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the College Board has expanded its distribution of electronic fee waiver codes to school counselors, test coordinators, and community-based organizations to make it easier for students to access SAT fee waivers.

We are working with our partners in K-12 and higher ed to reach out to students who received a fee waiver to encourage them to register in areas where there is still capacity. We're providing our partners with template language to contact students directly, social media sample posts, and information about the fee waiver program.

States, districts, and schools continue to navigate the uncertainty of covid-19 and may face last-minute closures. For this reason, College Board is extending the adapted policies and procedures from the fall 2020 administrations to support schools administering the SAT® School Day and PSAT-related assessments between February–April 2021. If your school is part of a state or district contract, contact your district or state for specifics about your testing plans.

Based on feedback from educators, we're continuing to offer the fall 2020 flexibilities when administering tests to support schools in adhering to safety and social distancing guidelines:

  • Options to test across multiple dates: Schools can take advantage of multiple test administration dates to reduce the number of students reporting to school on a single test date for SAT School Day. This flexibility already exists for PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 because these assessments are administered across testing windows.
  • Off-site testing: Schools no longer need to submit an off-site plan for approval for administering tests off-site. For SAT School Day, schools simply select the sites they want to use and order materials for those sites. This flexibility already exists for administering PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10.
  • Flexible start times: For SAT School Day, PSAT 8/9, and PSAT 10, schools can start testing earlier and/or later in the day than usual and split their students into different testing groups on a single day. All testing must start before the first group to test completes testing. In other words, no group of students can begin testing after another group has completed the test.
  • No charge for unused tests: Schools won't be charged test fees if they're unable to administer PSAT-related assessments and SAT School Day in the 2020-2021 school year. We understand the decision to test may not be made until closer to the administration dates. Adjust your test book volumes the best you can by the ordering deadlines.

All flexible testing options apply to the January PSAT/NMSQT administration. For more information about the January administration, click here.

There are no changes to the SAT School Day administration dates for spring 2021. A complete list of administration dates and the timeline to each test day can be found here:

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Schools that aren't part of a district or state contract can order for multiple SAT School Day administrations to reduce the number of students reporting to school on a single test date. Note that students testing on April 27 won't have a makeup option. Please also note that the test booklets sent for one test date can’t be used for a different test date. If your school is part of a state or district contract, contact your district or state for specifics about your testing plans.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10

All flexible testing options already exist for both PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10. To learn more, visit our assessment homepages:

We know you may be experiencing uncertainties and challenges with providing our assessments this year. The following resources are available to support your flexible testing choice this spring.

Please refer to your testing manuals for more information about test day.

College Board is committed to giving you and your students a positive testing experience. We'll continue to provide detailed updates for schools and districts, as well as webinars and other resources in the coming weeks and months.

SAT School Day and PSAT-Related Assessments

If a storm, power failure, or other event or emergency results in delayed start or closing of your school, please notify College Board immediately at 855-373-6387.

If the emergency results in school closure, please notify students of the closure as soon as possible.

We're adapting some of our policies and procedures for administering SAT School Day and PSAT-elated assessments to provide more flexibility so schools can adhere to safety and social distancing guidelines. As many schools continue to manage changing re-opening plans, we're extending the adapted policies and procedures from the fall 2020 administrations to support schools administering assessments in February–April 2021.

Yes. If you can estimate how many students will test in the February–April 2021 administrations, you should place your order as soon as possible by the ordering deadlines.

Similar to the fall schools won't be penalized for test fees should they be unable to administer tests in February–April 2021. We understand the decision to test or not to test may not be made until closer to the administration dates, so please adjust your test booklet volumes the best you can by the ordering deadlines.

These options currently apply to SAT School Day, and PSAT-Related Assessments for administrations in the 2020–2021 school year. We'll continue prioritizing the health and safety of students and educators as the pandemic evolves and will provide updates later this year for next school year.

Yes, schools can combine two or more of the options to test their students safely.

No, schools that have been approved to order test materials are not required to submit testing plans or notification of policies used to College Board.

Schools will be required to follow local public health guidelines and should be prepared to communicate all requirements to students ahead of test day. College Board supports efforts to help ensure the safety and comfort of their staff and students, such as:

  • Requiring and/or providing face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, or other PPE.
  • Spacing students at least 6 feet apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Encouraging students and staff to practice regular handwashing and stay home if they are sick.

Schools should refer to their test day manuals for additional guidance on administering College Board assessments. If you have questions about what's allowed this year, you can call the following customer service numbers:

PSAT-related assessments: 888-477-7728 toll-free for educators in the United States only; +1-212-237-1335 outside of the U.S.A.

SAT School Day: 855-373-6287