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ACT and SAT Testing Dates

By July 1, 2022 July 19th, 2022 ACT, College Counseling, SAT

A little advanced planning can go a long way when it comes to admission testing.

One of the first steps in designing the most effective test prep plan is to determine a target test date. The November SAT might seem like an ideal time until you realize that it’s the day after Homecoming! Sitting down early to compare the test dates with your personal and school calendar can save you the headache of trying to switch test dates or registration down the line.

Below, we’ve compiled a chronological list of the ACT and SAT test dates. Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are announced or estimated.

Need help registering for one of these test? Click here to learn everything you need to know about registering for the SAT and ACT.

Test DateTestRegistration DeadlineLate RegistrationMultiple Choice Scores Available
August 27, 2022SATJuly 29, 2022August 16, 2022September 19, 2022*
September 10, 2022ACTAugust 5, 2022August 19, 2022September 23–November 2, 2022*
October 1, 2022SATSeptember 2, 2022September 20, 2022October 14, 2022*
October 22, 2022ACTSeptember 16, 2022September 30, 2022November 4–December 16, 2022*
November 5, 2022SATOctober 7, 2022October 25, 2022November 18, 2022*
December 3, 2022SATNovember 3, 2022November 22, 2022December 16, 2022*
December 10, 2022ACTNovember 4, 2022November 11, 2022December 23, 2022– February 3, 2023*
February 11, 2023ACT January 6, 2023January 20, 2023February 24–April 7, 2023*
March 11, 2023SATFebruary 10, 2023February 28, 2023March 24, 2023*
April 15, 2023ACTMarch 10, 2023March 24, 2023April 28–June 10, 2023*
May 6, 2023SATApril 7, 2023April 25, 2023May 19, 2023*
June 3, 2023SATMay 4, 2023May 23, 2023June 12, 2023*
June 10, 2023ACTMay 5, 2023May 19, 2023June 23–August 4, 2023*
July 15, 2023ACT (Not Offered in NY)June 16, 2023June 23, 2023July 28–August 28, 2023*
Test DateTestRegistration DeadlineLate RegistrationMultiple Choice Scores Available
August 28, 2021SATJuly 30, 2021August 17, 2021September 20, 2021
September 11, 2021ACTAugust 6, 2021August 20, 2021September 24–November 3, 2021
October 2, 2021SATSeptember 3, 2021September 21, 2021October 15, 2021
October 23, 2021ACTSeptember 17, 2021October 1, 2021November 5–December 17, 2021
November 6, 2021SATOctober 8, 2021October 26, 2021November 19, 2021
December 4, 2021SATNovember 4, 2021November 23, 2021December 17, 2021
December 11, 2021ACTNovember 5, 2021November 19, 2021December 24, 2021– February 4, 2022
February 12, 2022ACT January 7, 2022January 21, 2022February 25–April 8, 2022
March 12, 2022SATFebruary 11, 2022March 1, 2022March 25, 2022
April 2, 2022ACTFebruary 25, 2022March 11, 2022April 15–May 28, 2022
May 7, 2022SATApril 8, 2022April 26, 2022May 20, 2022
June 4, 2022SATMay 5, 2022May 25, 2022June 13, 2022
June 11, 2022ACTMay 6, 2022May 20, 2022June 24–August 5, 2022
July 16, 2022ACT (Not Offered in NY)June 17, 2022June 24, 2022July 29–August 29, 2022

Once you’ve selected a target test date, you can start thinking about how far in advance you should begin your preparation. Download our guide to popular prep timelines for more information.

Download Compass Testing Timelines

Popular testing locations fill up, so savvy families make sure to register for the ACT or SAT early!

To register for the ACT, click here.

To register for the SAT, click here.

In the table that follows, we compare fees and policies for the ACT and SAT.

Policy or FeeACTSAT
Sunday testing for religious reasonsAvailableAvailable
Standard Fee$63 + $25 for Writing Test$60
Late registration Feeadd $36add $30
Change test dateadd $40add $25
Change test centeradd $40add $25
Cancel registrationn/aadd $25
add $35 for canceling after the change deadline
Standby/Waitlistadd $63Not available for 2022–23
Included score reports44
Additional reports$16 each$12 each
Score choiceper test dateper test date
Cancel scoresUntil Thursday after testUntil Thursday after test
CalculatorNo Alegebra functions; TI-89 and -Nspire CAS not permittedAlgebra functions OK; TI-89 allowed
Essay Verification$50 for multiple choice; $40 will confirm the essay was not mis-scanned$55 to hand score the multiple choice
Copy of Test$30 if the order is placed before the test begins
$40 if the order is placed after the test
$16
Ash Kramer

About Ash Kramer

With a career in test prep and higher education that began in the late 90s, Ash has held a variety of educational roles from tutor to administrator. She is currently a PhD candidate at USC and the Director of Curriculum at Compass, where she is lucky to lead a brilliant team creating the very best learning materials for students and their tutors.

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