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ACT and SAT Testing Dates

By April 5, 2018 September 12th, 2019 ACT, College Counseling, SAT, SAT Subject Tests

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 DateTestRegistrationLate RegistrationMultiple Choice Scores Available
August 24, 2019SAT & Subject TestsJuly 26, 2019August 13, 2019September 6, 2019
September 14, 2019ACTAugust 16, 2019August 30, 2019September 24– November 8, 2019
October 5, 2019SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 6, 2019September 24, 2019October 18–24, 2019
October 26, 2019ACTSeptember 20, 2019October 4, 2019November 12–December 30, 2019
November 2, 2019SAT & Subject TestsOctober 3, 2019October 22, 2019November 15–21, 2019
December 7, 2019SAT & Subject TestsNovember 8, 2019November 26, 2019December 20–26, 2019
December 14, 2019ACTNovember 8, 2019November 22, 2019December 26, 2019– February 7, 2020
February 8, 2020ACT January 10, 2020January 17, 2020February 25–
April 3, 2020
March 14, 2020SATFebruary 14, 2020March 3, 2020March 27–April 2, 2020
April 4, 2020ACTFebruary 28, 2020March 13, 2020April 14–May 29, 2020
May 2, 2020SAT & Subject TestsApril 3, 2020April 21, 2020May 15–21, 2020
June 6, 2020SAT & Subject TestsMay 8, 2020May 27, 2020July 15, 2020
June 13, 2020ACTMay 8, 2020May 22, 2020June 23–August 7, 2020
July 18, 2020ACT (Not Offered in NY)June 19, 2020June 26, 2020July 28–August 31, 2020
Test DateTestRegistrationLate RegistrationMultiple Choice Scores Available
July 14, 2018ACT (Not Offered in CA and NY)June 15, 2018June 22, 2018July 23 - August 6, 2018
August 25, 2018SAT & Subject TestsJuly 27, 2018August 15, 2018September 18, 2018
September 8, 2018ACTAug 10, 2018August 26, 2018September 18 - October 2, 2018
October 6, 2018SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 7, 2018September 26, 2018October 19 - 25, 2018
October 27, 2018ACTSeptember 28, 2018October 14, 2018November 13 - 27, 2018
November 3, 2018SAT & Subject TestsOctober 5, 2018October 24, 2018November 16 - 22, 2018
December 1, 2018SAT & Subject TestsNovember 2, 2018November 20, 2018December 14 - 20, 2018
December 8, 2018ACTNovember 2, 2018November 19, 2018December 18, 2018 - January 1, 2019
February 9, 2019ACT January 11, 2019January 18, 2019February 19 - March 5, 2019
March 9, 2019SATFebruary 8, 2019February 27, 2019March 22 - 28, 2019
April 13, 2019ACTMarch 8, 2019March 25, 2019April 23 - May 7, 2019
May 4, 2019SAT & Subject TestsApril 5, 2019April 24, 2019May 17 - 23, 2019
June 1, 2019SAT & Subject TestsMay 3, 2019May 22, 2019July 10, 2019
June 8, 2019ACTMay 3, 2019May 20, 2019June 18 - July 2, 2019
July 13, 2019ACT (Not Offered in CA and NY)June 14, 2019June 24, 2019July 23 - August 6, 2019
Test DateTestRegistrationLate RegistrationMultiple Choice Scores Available
August 26, 2017SAT & Subject TestsJuly 28, 2017August 16, 2017September 15, 2017
September 9, 2017ACTAugust 4, 2017August 18, 2017September 19, 2017
October 7, 2017SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 8, 2017September 27, 2017October 20-26, 2017
October 28, 2017ACTSeptember 22, 2017October 6, 2017November 7, 2017
November 4, 2017SAT & Subject TestsOctober 6, 2017October 25, 2017November 17-23, 2017
December 2, 2017SAT & Subject TestsNovember 3, 2017November 22, 2017December 15-21, 2017
December 9, 2017ACTNovember 3, 2017November 17, 2017December 19, 2017
February 10, 2018ACT (Not Offered in NY)January 12, 2018January 19, 2018February 20, 2018
March 10, 2018SATFebruary 9, 2018February 28, 2018March 23-29, 2018
April 14, 2018ACTMarch 9, 2018March 23, 2018April 24, 2018
May 5, 2018SAT & Subject TestsApril 6, 2018April 25, 2018May 18-24, 2018
June 2, 2018SAT & Subject TestsMay 3, 2018May 23, 2018July 11, 2018
June 9, 2018ACTMay 4, 2018May 18, 2018June 19, 2018
July 14, 2018ACT (Not Offered in CA and NY)June 15, 2018June 22, 2018July 24, 2018

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

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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.

To register for the SAT Subject Tests, click here.

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

Policy or FeeACTSATSubject Tests
Sunday testing for religious reasonsAvailableAvailableAvailable
Standard Fee$52 + $16 for Writing Test$49.50 + $15 for Essay$26 base, $26 per Listening test, $22 per non-listening test
Late registration Feeadd $30add $30add $30
Change test dateadd $32add $30add $30
Change test centeradd $32add $30add $30
Change test typen/aadd $30add $30
Standby/Waitlistadd $55add $53add $53
Included score reports444
Additional reports$13 each$12 each$12 each
Score choiceper test dateper test dateper test subject
Cancel scoresUntil Thursday after testUntil Thursday after testUntil Thursday after test
CalculatorNo Alegebra functions; TI-89 and -Nspire CAS not permittedAlgebra functions OK; TI-89 allowedMath Subject Tests only, not permitted on Physics
Essay Verification$50—for multiple choice; $40 will confirm the essay was not mis-scanned$55—Score Verification will confirm the essay was not mis-scannedn/a
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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