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SAT Test Dates: A Full Guide for 2024 & 2025

Here's your full guide to choosing SAT test dates for 2024 and 2025.

The SAT is administered several times a year, giving students multiple opportunities to take the test. The schools you apply to have no indication of how many times you tested, so we encourage students to start early and test as many times as needed to achieve your goal. When choosing an SAT test date, there are a few factors to consider, such as your preparation timeline, college application deadlines, and personal schedule. Here are the SAT test dates for 2024 and 2025, along with some tips to help you make an informed decision:



Upcoming 2024 SAT Test Dates:


August 24, 2024: The August SAT allows students to use the Summer to prepare. It is a great option for rising seniors who want to retake the test before early application deadlines. Rising juniors are also encouraged to take this test, with the chance of achieving their goal score early and putting their test prep behind them before the rigors of junior year. This is an extremely popular test date so register as early as possible to ensure your testing location is close to home. Registration for August typically opens in June.


October 5, 2024: This test date is suitable for both juniors and seniors. It falls in the early part of the school year and allows students to focus on their SAT performance before midterms begin. 


November 2, 2024: The November SAT is another opportunity for seniors to retake the test before regular decision deadlines. Juniors can also take advantage of this test date.


December 7, 2024: This is the last SAT test date of the year. It can be a final chance for seniors to improve their scores before the majority of college application deadlines.


2025 SAT Test Dates:


March 8, 2025: The first SAT test date of 2025 can be beneficial for juniors who were unable to prepare over the Summer and opt to integrate test prep into the academic year. It offers ample time for retakes if needed. Some coaches will ask for an early read on scores 


May 3, 2025: This option is suitable for juniors, allowing them to take the SAT before the end of the school year. Students should evaluate the amount of time they will have to dedicate to the SAT this month as AP Exams are also administered in May


June 7, 2025: This test date is advantageous for rising seniors who want to get a head start on their college applications during the summer months. Once again, students will be facing final exams this month and should plan their studying accordingly. 


August 23, 2025:  The August SAT is a great option for rising seniors who want to retake the test before early application deadlines. It also provides time for additional preparation during the summer. Rising juniors are also encouraged to take this test, with the chance of achieving their goal score and putting their test prep behind them before the rigors of junior year. 


October 4, 2025: This test date is suitable for both juniors and seniors, falling early in the school year to allow focused preparation.


November 8, 2025: Another opportunity for seniors to retake the test before regular decision deadlines. Well-prepared juniors can also consider this test date.


December 6, 2025: The final SAT test date of the year, providing a last chance for seniors to improve their scores before the majority of college application deadlines.


Two Quick Tips for Choosing an SAT Test Date:

Consider your preparation timeline: Evaluate how much time you need to adequately prepare for the SAT. Choose a test date that allows you enough time to study and practice. We recommend utilizing the Summer prior to Junior year to get a head start on the preparation. 


Be aware of college application deadlines: Research the application deadlines for the colleges you're interested in. Choose an SAT test date that aligns with these deadlines, ensuring your scores will be available.


Remember, everyone's circumstances and priorities are different, so choose SAT dates that work best for you and allow you to perform at your highest potential.






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