SAT Exam Dates 2023: Check Registration Deadline, Slot Booking & Reschedule Test Date


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Aishwarya Bhatnagar

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Updated on Sep 21, 2023 11:15 IST

SAT Exam Dates 2023: 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 Digital exam dates in 2023-24, so, you can plan to take your exam in advance. 

SAT Important Dates and Deadlines 2023-24

 In this article, we will inform you about SAT Digital exam dates in 2023, so, you can plan to take your exam in advance.

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, 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. The next Digital SAT exam is scheduled to be conducted in August. The next SAT exam date is 7 October 2023 and the final deadline to apply is 26 September 2023

Planning to take SAT for undergraduate admissions? Check out the SAT exam dates 2023 India, also about SAT registration deadlines, the deadline for changes, and SAT 2023 result dates below. The following table throws light on SAT exam 2023 dates and their corresponding registration deadlines for Indian or international students: 

SAT Digital Test Date 2023 

SAT Registration Deadline 

Deadline for Changes, and Regular Cancellation 

October 7, 2023

September 8, 2023

September 26, 2023

November 4, 2023

October 6, 2023

October 24, 2023

December 2, 2023

November 3, 2023

November 21, 2023

March 9, 2024



May 4, 2024



June 1, 2024



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 2023-24

The following are the anticipated SAT exam dates for the year 2023-24 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.



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SAT Digital Dates and Results 2023

The following are the SAT Digital test dates for 2023 and their expected score release dates:

SAT Digital Test Dates 2023

SAT Digital Test Score Release Dates

June 3, 2023   

June 16, 2023 (Announced)

August 26, 2023


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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.

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.

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SAT 2023 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.

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

SAT Exam Dates FAQs

Q. What are the SAT test dates for 2023?

A. The SAT Dital exam dates for 2023 are out now, students registering for SAT 2023 will be able to sit for the exam in the months of March, May, June and August for now as per College Board website. The upcoming test dates of SAT are as follows:

  • March 11, 2023
  • May 6, 2023
  • June 3, 2023
  • August 26, 2023

Students can register for any of the above-given SAT exam test dates. The dates of SAT exam usually do not change once announced, hence if students are not comfortable applying for one set of registered date, they cancel and register for another date as well.

Q. How to select appropriate SAT exam date?

A. 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. 

Q. Are SAT dates during registration final?

A. Yes, the SAT dates during registration are final are not subject to change usually. Thus, whatever two-three SAT dates options appear, applicants have to choose any one of them only. The students can register for the SAT online at their official website Also students can check the SAT test dates on the official website before choosing to register for it.

Q. How many test dates on SAT can be selected at once?

A. 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.

Q. What is the process of changing SAT dates?

A. 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.

Q. Are SAT dates predetermined by College Board?

A. 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. 

Q. Can I go on a different SAT date but on my chosen centre?

A. 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. As per the chosen SAT date when should I start preparing for the exam?

A. 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 I apply for same SAT exam date twice?

A. 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.

Q. What is the process of rescheduling SAT dates?

A. 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. 




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