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LAST UPDATED:
July 6 2020, 8:24 a.m. ET

Given the spring administrations canceled due to coronavirus, we are seeing very high interest in students wanting to register for the SAT. Seats for the August SAT, in particular, are in high demand in some locations. We are offering weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, so 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 also waiving all change fees through the end of July 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.

This year, many centers will have fewer seats because of social distancing guidelines and 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.

Please note that Customer Service unfortunately is currently unable to assist with any capacity related inquiries.

Highlighted Metro Areas

  •  75-100% seats taken
  •  50-75% seats taken
  •  25-50% seats taken
  •  1-25% seats taken
Metro Area August Status September Status October Status November Status December Status
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken
Worcester, MA-CT red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA red/75-100% seats taken red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO red/75-100% seats taken orange/50-75% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI red/75-100% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Raleigh, NC orange/50-75% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Pittsburgh, PA orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN orange/50-75% seats taken yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA orange/50-75% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL yellow/25-50% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken green/1-25% seats taken