SAT Exam Dates 2024: Check SAT Dates and Registration Deadlines


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Aishwarya Bhatnagar

Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Jun 23, 2024 22:14 IST

SAT Exam Dates 2024: SAT is a globally recognized standardized test taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools in popular international destinations like Australia, Canada, the USA, and the UK. In India, the SAT exam is conducted in the months of March, May, June, August, October, November and December. SAT exam is conducted around seven times a year, however, in order to appear for the exam, an applicant needs to register for the SAT and choose the desired SAT exam dates based on suitability. In this article, we will inform you about SAT exam dates 2024, so, you can plan to take your exam in advance. In this article, we will inform you about SAT Digital exam dates in 2024-25, so, you can plan to take your exam in advance.

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Q:   What are the upcoming SAT test dates for Indian students in 2024?


The upcoming SAT exam dates are scheduled to happen in the following months of 2024:

  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October
  • November 
  • December

College Board releases the SAT exam dates beforehand, which are accessible for students to plan their exam dates ahead. The students must also check for the registration deadlines to avoid extra charges for late registrations. 


Q:   When should I appear for SAT exam?


Usually, students take the SAT once they have decided to apply for undergrad abroad. Candidates should plan the test in such a way that they have the SAT scores with them at the time of applying to the colleges. The ideal time to apply for SAT should be after passing out from school after taking a month or two for preparation. The SAT results are released in a matter of few days, this has been possible with Digital SAT in India. Thus, after having your SAT scores you can begin applying to universities abroad. 

Thus, applicants must decide on the SAT dates prior so that they do not have to rush at the last hour for preparation and registration. The SAT dates must also be dediced beforehand so that the applicants don't miss out on university deadlines for SAT score submissions. In case of delays applicants may be penalised and may not be considered for admission also where SAT scores are an important part of the admission process. 


Q:   Can I apply for same SAT exam date twice?


No, applicants are permitted to make only one account and thus, only one SAT exam date can be chosen. There is no sense in creating two accounts for the same SAT exam date on College Board. Applicant will get only one chance to appear for any one chosen SAT exam date and cannot appear twice on the same exam date. Thus, ensure to be practical and make the correct choice while selecting an exam date and creating a single account. Multiple accounts of the same person for SAT registrations can lead to permanent ban on the applicant for appearing for any SAT exam date.


Q:   What is the process of rescheduling SAT dates?


The process for rescheduling SAT dates is simple, students will have to log in to the College Board website and click on the test they have registered for. Upon clicking it the students will get an option to reschedule it, and Change Registration option would reflect. Click on the change registration option, select the new SAT date and pay the registration fee and save the changes. Applicants will have to pay a fee of USD 25 for rescheduling the SAT exam date. 


SAT Important Dates and Deadlines 2024

Among the given set of SAT dates choose the one that helps you in getting appropriate time for SAT prep. Candidates should complete their online registration according to the listed deadlines. Based on the SAT exam date 2024, the applicants can expect to receive their SAT results within a couple of days. With the introduction of SAT Digital for international students, the SAT exam has become shorter and SAT results are released within a week or two's time.

Planning to take the SAT for undergraduate admissions? Check out the SAT exam dates 2024 India, also about SAT registration deadlines, the deadline for changes, and SAT deadlines for changes or cancellations below. The following table throws light on SAT exam dates 2024 and the anticipated 2025 deadlines and their corresponding registration deadlines for Indian or international students: 

SAT Digital Test Dates 2024

SAT Registration Deadline 

Deadline for Changes, and Regular Cancellation 

August 24, 2024

August 9, 2024

August 13, 2024

October 5, 2024

September 20, 2024

September 24, 2024
November 2, 2024 October 18, 2024 October 22, 2024
December 7, 2024 November 22, 2024 November 26, 2024
SAT Digital Test Dates 2025 SAT Registration Deadline  Deadline for Changes, and Regular Cancellation 
March 8, 2025 February 21, 2025 February 25, 2025
May 3, 2025 April 18, 2025 April 22, 2025
June 7, 2025 May 22, 2025 May 27, 2025

Applicants should note that some dates for the year 2024 are yet to be announced and are tentative for now. Please check out the anticipated SAT dates given in the section below.

Anticipated SAT Dates 2024

The following are the anticipated SAT exam dates for the year 2024 for international students who are planning to apply for admission abroad:

  • August 24, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
  • December 7, 2024

These anticipated SAT exam dates have been sourced from the College Board website.

Students who are taking the SAT digital need to borrow a device from College Board and will need to register and request their device earlier than the registration deadline, to allow time for international shipping.

Q:   How to select appropriate SAT exam date?


Usually students prefer to give the SAT exam while in class XII or after passing out from high school. Plan to take the SAT test in such a way that at the time of the application process you have SAT scores with you. Appropriate SAT exam dates should be chosen in such a manner that students have good preparation and ample practice on mock tests. Also students must ensure to have their SAT scores in hand right before applying to foreign universities. 

Appropriate exam date selection for SAT is also based on the applicant's university deadlines or the kind of time they would need to prepare for the exam. SAT exam dates are predefined and hardly change hence, the dates for SAT dates that are upcoming are also posted on the official website. Thus, applicants will have enough time to decide which SAT date they can choose to appear for the exam because the ultimate goal is to send the SAT scores to universities the applicants have to apply to so that the process of admission is not delayed. 


Q:   What factors affect in choosing the right SAT exam dates?


The timing for your SAT is extremely important to reap its benefits in full. The timing for your SAT exam date should be ideally governed by the following factors.

  • When Are Your College Application Deadlines?  This should be your primary deciding factor. Candidates are advised to appear for their SAT exams in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle. Ideally, candidates should apply 3-4 months in advance to experience a smooth college application procedure.
  • Are You Applying for SAT Scholarships?  This is another important factor. Candidates who are looking to apply for scholarships that require you to provide SAT Scores should apply in advance as scholarships usually take a longer time to process and include a lot of paperwork.
  • How Many Times Will You Take the SAT?  The validity for your SAT Score is a period of 5 years and there is no limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for his SAT Exam. Hence, a candidate can start early and appear as many times as he/she likes.
  • How Much Study Time Will You Need?  Candidates who take a longer time to study should schedule their exams as per their requirements. The SAT is an expensive exam and candidates are always recommended to prepare entirely and be sure of their performance before booking an exam slot.

Q:   Is there a the process of changing SAT dates without additional charges?


No, there is no process of changing SAT dates without additional charges. This is for students who are unable to sit for SAT exam on their chosen date while registering can either cancel taking the SAT exam or register for another date with an additional fee of USD 25. Students can make a choice by logging on to their College Board profile and select the appropriate option of either cancelling taking the SAT exam or altering the SAT exam date to a later date with an additional fee. Once the student makes the choice, he or she can save their changes and submit. But it is always better for applicants to make a choice in the first go rather than making changes to SAT dates later on.

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SAT Digital Dates and Results 2024

The following are the Digital SAT score release dates for 2024 and their expected score release dates:

SAT Digital Test Dates 2024

SAT Digital Test Score Release Dates

August 24, 2024


SAT test dates times start between 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and the doors open for SAT centres from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Applicants should note these timings and plan themselves accordingly. 

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Q:   In how much time are SAT results declared after exam is conducted?


SAT score results are declared within two weeks of exam conduction. It usually takes 13-14 days for College Board to release the scores of SAT exam for the applicant, but the score reports take some more time to be relased. Within a week or two the score reports with SAT exam scores are sent to the colleges the applicant had selected during SAT exam registrations. Thus, applicants should ensure that the SAT exam date they choose, the results of the exam align with their admission applications. Also the time for sending the SAT score reports should also be taken into account. 


Q:   Based on College Board SAT result dates, are SAT results delivered on the announced dates?


Yes, College Board releases the SAT exam dates, SAT exam registration dates along with when the SAT exam results will be declared. Hence, there are rarely any changes in the proposed dates or timelines as released by College Board for SAT aspirants. Thus, applicants should keep themselves updated with the exam dates and exam result dates as well. 


How to Register for SAT Exam?

Students can register for SAT exam online and through the mail. In the online process, students need to create a profile on the College Board’s official website. Then select the test date and centre and pay the examination fee online. Whereas, students need 'The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests’ which is available in schools if they want to register by mail. This guide contains the registration form which students need to fill out and sent along with the demand draft to the regional office of USIEF (United States India Educational Foundation). Apart from this, students can also register late for the exam after paying a late fee. For registration, students need to check the SAT exam dates. There are two ways you can register for the SAT exam in India:

Online Application Registration for SAT

  • Create a student profile on the College Board website
  • Choose a test date and test centre (Sunday testing or the option to choose a test centre closer to home is not offered)
  • You will receive an immediate registration confirmation
  • Pay the exam fee through a credit/debit card or online funds transfer.
  • Registration deadlines are typically about three to four weeks before a test date.
  • Late registration deadlines are typically about two to three weeks before the test date, and registering late will incur a late fee

Register by Mail

  • You first need ‘The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests’, which is available at schools.
  • The guide includes a registration form and a return envelope.
  • The form needs to be sent along with a demand draft.
  • The local representative of the SAT in India is the USIEF. The mailed forms will be directed to their regional office.

Q:   Is there a chance of SAT exam dates change after they are announced?


Yes, SAT exam dates are predetermined by College Board, thus, when applicants are applying for SAT exam they can see only two or three test dates. Out of these two or three test dates, applicants have to choose any one of the test dates. The SAT dates are official on the website while registering and are not subject to change. All details selected pertaining to SAT dates and centres are incorrigible at a later stage post submission. Also, there is rare chance of SAT dates getting changed or altered, thus, if any such thing happens, students will be informed way before the exam is conducated. Plus alternative options will also be provided. 


Q:   Can I select multiple SAT dates while registering for SAT exam?


While registering for SAT exam students are permitted to choose only one SAT exam date. There is no option of making multiple selections for SAT exam dates on College Board. Students ideally should prepare themselves and ensure that they apply for the SAT date only when they are able to sit for the exam and score as per their expectations. Thus, making changes to SAT dates is possible but multiple selections are not. Applicants should thus, make up their minds before hand and then make the final choice because altering choices can be costly for them at a later stage.


Q:   How can Indian students easily register for SAT exam?


The ideal way to register for SAT exam as an Indian student is through the online mode. Since the process of online SAT registration is easier, more flexible and accessiblilty is any day better, it is only feasible to apply for the SAT exam online. The process of offline registration for SAT can be tedious and may not allow students to make changes in the already submitted application. 

Also those who wish to re-register for SAT if they miss on the already registered SAT date is possible through the online application mode and not applicable for offline registration modes. In case the applicants wish to register for the SAT exam on a late registration deadline, then this is also possible through the online mode in place of the time taking offline mode of application. 

Thus, if applying as an Indian national, the applicants can register for the SAT exam online and submit their photographs also at a later date, make possible changes at a given point of time, easily switch SAT exam dates and register for another SAT exam easily or even apply for the SAT exam on a late registration date, plus making payments for the SAT exam is for sure better and safer online rather the time taking demand draft payment for the offline mode of registration. Hence, Indian applicants should choose to go with the SAT online registration rather than the offline registration. 


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SAT 2024 Indian Test Centres

Administered by the College Board, the SAT test is conducted at around 53 institutes spread across 30 cities of India. With such a huge coverage, there still exists a lag in booking test centers as the test is conducted once a month. Since the number of applicants is increasing every year, the test requires its aspirants to apply almost a month in advance. Check out the list of SAT Test Centre in India Here.

Q:   Can students swap the SAT dates without changing the original SAT centre for taking the exam?


No, applicants will not be allowed to enter the SAT exam centre if the details of the SAT date and registrations do not match. Students will have to appear for their SAT exam on their selected SAT date only and not before or after the chosen date. Once the SAT date of exam is missed, applicants will have to apply again and then appear for the exam. Please note, that such tactics will not prove beneficial for the applicants. 


Q:   How I will know whether my SAT test centre is open or closed on the chosen SAT date?


College Board will email you if your test centre has been closed. You can also contact the test centre directly and know whether they are open or not. In case the SAT exam centre is closed, the applicant may have to alter his/her selected centre and choose another one. This option is open for a  free switch before the applications for SAT exam are submitted. Once the SAT exam form is submitted, the exam centre change will require fee of USD 25 for a change. 


Q:   Can I reschedule SAT exam for the same SAT exam centre as before?


Applicants can reschedule their SAT exam date but there is no guarantee of getting an option for the same SAT exam centre. In some cases an applicant may find a spot at the previously chosen SAT exam centre as before may be available and in some cases it may not be available. This is why it is advised that students must make up their minds before choosing an exam date or centre. However, in case of genuine reasons, the option for rescheduling and changing the exam date and centre respectively are also available.


SAT Exam Dates FAQs

If you still have doubts regarding the SAT Test dates then check out the SAT Dates FAQs and learn more about the exam.

Q:   How much time should be taken in hand for preparation after choosing a SAT exam date?


After choosing the SAT exam date, it'll take at least 6-12 weeks to prepare for the SAT exam depending on the applicant's previous knowledge also. Thus, SAT preparation time can vary from individual to individual. But the key to crack the SAT exam is ample practice of mock tests. Make sure you have enough time so you have the SAT score with you at the time of the application process at the foreign university as well so that they have their scores while applying.


Q:   Can students swap the SAT dates without changing the original SAT centre for taking the exam?


No, applicants will not be allowed to enter the SAT exam centre if the details of the SAT date and registrations do not match. Students will have to appear for their SAT exam on their selected SAT date only and not before or after the chosen date. Once the SAT date of exam is missed, applicants will have to apply again and then appear for the exam. Please note, that such tactics will not prove beneficial for the applicants. 


Q:   What if I miss a SAT exam date registration?


In case an applicant has missed on a particular SAT exam date, then he/she can apply for the next or the upcoming exam date. The applicant can try and apply on the last deadline for registration. In case they miss out on the last date of the deadline also, then there is only one option, that is, to apply for the next date available. The applicants should ideally, keep a check on the upcoming SAT exam dates and their corresponding dates for registration as well. 

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What if I pass sat in 11? Like what am I suppose to do now? Clear 12 then register for college with my 11 sat marks?

Reply to Ishika Sonthalia

1)Are SAT & SAT subject test both different? 2) Is it compulsory to attempt both sat & sat subject test? Can you please give information about it?

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Shakil Jahan

4 months ago

Am I eligible to appear for SAT after five years of passing out from high school?

Reply to Shakil Jahan


Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

4 months ago

Hello Shakil! Yes, you are eligible to appear for the exam. All the best!



5 months ago

what scholarships are offered to students scoring good marks?

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Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

5 months ago

Hello! Scholarships depend on the university the applicant is applying to and based on the criteria fulfilled. So when you apply for admission to any university, you can check on what score cutoff of SAT a scholarship is being offered and apply for that scholarship accordingly. Hope this helps!



5 months ago

How much do I need to score to get seat in iiit Hyderabad

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Aishwarya BhatnagarStudy Abroad Expert

5 months ago

Hello Durgaprasad! You will have to check the university website and the course you are applying for. Sometimes a cutoff is mentioned and sometimes it is not. In case it is not mentioned, you can connect with the university's admissions committee and request for details. Good luck!

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