May 21, 2021—8:54 a.m. ET
Given ongoing test center cancelations due to coronavirus, we are seeing a very high interest in students wanting to register for the SAT. We offer weekend SAT administrations seven times throughout the year, including in March, May, and June this spring. Please consider other test administrations if you are unable to find a seat in your area for a given SAT administration.
Below are the U.S. metro areas currently experiencing high SAT demand. For students in these areas, you can use this page to get a sense of what test center capacity looks like for upcoming administrations near you.
While these are the metro areas currently experiencing the highest demand, things may change. Whether or not you see your metro area listed below, you can check actual availability as you complete the registration process. If you are looking for availability outside of the U.S., know that we are continuing to look for additional capacity internationally as well, though these locations often take longer to identify and evaluate.
We are waiving all change fees through June 25 should your plans change.
Colleges are rightfully 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. Get more information.
Please note that Customer Service unfortunately is currently unable to assist with any capacity related inquiries.
|Metro Area||June Status|
|Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||orange/50-75% seats taken|
|Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC||orange/50-75% seats taken|
|Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||orange/50-75% seats taken|
|Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||red/75-100% seats taken|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL||yellow/25-50% seats taken|
|Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Pittsburgh, PA||orange/50-75% seats taken|
|Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Raleigh, NC||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA||red/75-100% seats taken|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV||red/75-100% seats taken|