SAT Exam Dates 2023-24 - Check Test Dates in India, Registration & Result Date

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Aarushi Jain
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 9:49 PM IST

SAT is a standardised test accepted by leading the US and other international universities. Top US universities such as Harvard, Cornell, Yale, and Princeton encourage students to take the SAT even if they have gone test-optional amid and post the pandemic. The SAT exam is conducted throughout the year a total of seven times, six for international students.

The availability of SAT exam dates varies for US and non-US candidates. For international students including Indians, the test is usually conducted in the months of March, May, June, August, October, November, and December. The November SAT exam date 2023 is only applicable for candidates from the US, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. 

The SAT registration dates and SAT exam dates for 2023-24 for international students and US territory students have been released. One may also reschedule or cancel their SAT tests before the deadline for the date of rescheduling following the terms and conditions.

SAT Exam Dates and Registration Deadlines 2023-24

Those who wish to take the test in the upcoming months of SAT exam dates can check the deadlines, as well as the SAT registration dates for 2023-24 here:

SAT Exam Dates

SAT Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellations and Late Registration

June 3, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 23, 2023

August 26, 2023

July 28, 2023 August 15, 2023

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 February 23, 2024 February 27, 2024*
May 4, 2024 April 19, 2024 April 23, 2024*
June 1, 2024 May 17, 2024 May 21, 2024*

**The registration options are only available for the United States, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

*SAT tentative deadlines.

SAT Exam Dates and Result Dates 2023-24

The SAT test result dates for all international and US and US territories SAT exam dates are given below:

SAT Test Date

SAT 2023 Score Release Date

August 26, 2023 September 8, 2023
October 7, 2023 October 20, 2023
November 4, 2023 November 17, 2023
December 2, 2023 December 15, 2023

Before taking the SAT, here are some important articles to learn more about the exam: 

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What to Do After Taking the SAT and ACT Exams?

How Can You Apply for SAT Exam 2023?

Students planning to study in the USA or any other university accepting SAT scores for undergraduate admissions should first apply for the same via the available options. Commonly, students register for SAT exam dates either through online mode or by mail and select the appropriate test centre.

According to regulations, students wishing to take the SATs this year and wish to apply via mail must first acquire ‘The Student Registration Guide for SAT and SAT Subjects’ which includes the form that should be filled out and sent to the regional office of the US India Educational Foundation (USIEF).

Outlined here are the steps that aspirants must complete in order to register for SATs online or offline this year.

Book the SAT Exam Dates Online

Those opting to book their SAT exam dates online must follow the steps detailed below, for a successful registration:

Step 1: Visit the College Board website and create a student account.

Step 2: Provide all the necessary details from basic information to academic qualifications. Make sure that personal information like name and address should match with the government ID.

Step 3: Upload a picture, which satisfies the uploading specifications.

Step 4: Go through the form again, recheck the answers and eliminate errors. 

Step 5: Submit and log out. Students can take a printout of the admission ticket. 

Book the SAT Exam Dates via Mail

Before opting for the offline option, students can follow these quick steps to choose an SAT exam date via mail:

Step 1: Get a 'The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests’. These are easily available in respective high schools. If not, students can request the College Board to send the guide. 

Step 2: Look for the form on the last page.

Step 3: Read all the questions carefully and fill out the form. Make sure to answer all the fields shaded in red and marked as 'Required'. 

Step 4: In case a student is looking for a fee waiver, then they can attach the fee waiver card with the registration form.

Step 5: The form comes with an envelope attached. Students need to attach the demand draft for the registration fee along with the form and seal it in the envelope. 

Step 6: Mail it to the address given in the guide.

Steps to Book SAT Exam Dates and Location

There are two ways that students can opt for when booking their SAT exam dates and test centres, i.e. online or via mail. Either way, students are required to fill out the forms with the necessary identity details and contact information and pay the application fee. The selection of the dates and test centres will be slight differences between the two. Detailed below are the steps and processes that aspiring test takers should complete in order to select their SAT test centre and book their slots.

Book SAT Exam Dates and Location via Online

Step 1: Collect all the documents required to fill out the form. This includes the academic details, photographs, ID proofs and other details. 

Step 2: Go to the College Board website and register. Registration is completely free. 

Step 3: Enter all basic information like name and email address to complete the signup procedure. Recheck the name spelling as it should match with the official documents.

Step 4: Now, book SAT exam date and location. Students are advised to choose the nearest location. 

Step 5: Answer all questions, including family background, etc. It will help the student to get financial aid, if necessary. 

Step 6: Revise all the information and rectify errors, if any.

Step 7: Upload picture as per requirements. 

Step 8: Pay the SAT exam fees through a credit, debit card or any available net banking option.

Step 9: Now download or print your admission ticket.

Book SAT Exam Date and Location via Mail

Students need 'The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests' to book SAT exam dates and locations. They can get it either in their school or request the College Board to send one. 

Step 1: The guide comes with a form and envelope. Take the form and go through it.

Step 2: Start filling up the form with the necessary details.

Step 3: Tick on the desired exam date and location. It is advised to choose a nearby location.

Step 4: After filling out the form, recheck it. Keep it tidy.

Step 5: Attach the demand draft of fees with the form and seal the envelope.

Step 6: Mail it to the address given in the guide. 

Which Month is Best for SAT Exam?

What else can be more important in students' life than getting admission to a renowned international university? However, to make this happen, SAT scores can help students out. Being one of the most recognised standardised tests amongst universities worldwide, SAT scores help students to achieve their career goals. 

According to CollegeDekho experts, it is a must to keep three to four clear months in hand to prepare for the SAT. Hence, they suggest that students should take the SAT test in March or in the spring of their junior year. So, students can look for the test dates accordingly.

Check out SAT exam scores, their calculation, how they are accepted by US universities, and their respective score requirements as well:

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FAQs on SAT Exam Dates

How many days after the SAT exam dates can I expect my SAT results?

You can expect your SAT results around two to four weeks after your scheduled SAT exam date. The College Board begins delivering SAT score reports to the universities and the candidates online once the test result is available. You can also check your SAT scores via alternative methods like paper score reports and receiving scores over your cellphone.

What is the difference between not showing up on the SAT exam date and cancelling the SAT registration?

There is not much difference between not showing up on the SAT exam date and cancelling the SAT registration except for the monetary factor. The absence of any student is never taken into account by the College Board or any other institution. You will be eligible for a partial refund of USD 10 if you cancel your SAT registration before the deadline which you will not receive if you merely skip the test.

Can I cancel my SAT exam dates and get a refund?

Yes, you can cancel your SAT exam dates and get a refund only if you have at least five days at hand before your scheduled exam date. As per the College Board's cancellation policies, to get a refund applicants must cancel their SAT test at least prior to five days. Applicants will not be refunded the cancellation fee if they cancel the exam dates after that.

What important things I should keep in mind before rescheduling my SAT exam date?

Before rescheduling your SAT exam date, there are a few important things you should keep in mind like its rescheduling cost. It will cost you USD 28 per reschedule and this will be in addition to the USD 60 fee you have already paid when you registered for the SAT exam. However, the good news is that rescheduling SAT test dates is not subject to a deadline.

Can I reschedule my SAT exam date?

Yes, you can reschedule your SAT exam date by visiting your ‘My SAT’ page where all your registered test dates will appear. Under the test you want to reschedule, click on 'change registration'. After that, you will be automatically redirected to a new tab where all your SAT admission ticket details will now be shown. Now, click on ‘change my test date’ at the bottom of the page to reschedule your SAT exam date.

When do SAT deadlines expire?

All international SAT deadlines expire at 11:59 PM EST (USA). Candidates are advised to submit their application before the given time for a hassle-free application. If in any case, they have to submit their application after the deadline, the candidates will be required to submit an extra fee.

How many times is the SAT conducted in a year?

SAT exam for non-US candidates is typically conducted around five times a year between March and December depending on the country. It is usually held on the first Saturday of the month. So students can choose to take their test at their convenience and time.

To which countries do SAT international test dates apply?

SAT international registration deadlines apply to anyone testing outside of the United States, US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico. To get more details, candidates can go to the CollegeBoard website to know more about this.

How many days prior to the college application deadline should the SAT test date be?

Ideally, an international student should take the SAT exam at least six months before the college application deadline to avoid the last-minute rush or any technical errors that may arise. As the SAT exam is held multiple times a year, candidates can opt for the exam at recognised SAT test centres across major Indian cities.

When is the SAT conducted in India?

SAT is conducted multiple times in India, specifically in the months of August, October, December, March and May. For more details on specific centres and other exam-related information, candidates can check the CollegeBoard website.

Can I register for the SAT 24 hours prior to the test date?

No, you cannot register for SAT exam a day before the test. Candidates are allowed to register for the SAT exam latest by a month prior to the test date. It is advised to plan at least a year earlier for your SAT exam to get plenty of time to prepare for the test.

What is the ideal time to take the SAT?

The ideal time to take the SAT is during October-November, giving you enough time to retake the test and be ready with SAT scores for college admissions. For your first attempt, take the test in October, November, or December and for the second attempt, take the SAT in March, May or June.

Is there a late registration deadline for the SAT?

A late registration deadline is available for SAT but only for those who want to register online or by phone. However, the candidates are still advised to check the dates earlier and apply for the same before the deadline to avoid paying an extra fee.

Should I take the SAT in Class 11?

You can take the SAT in either the 11th or 12th standard depending on how well prepared you are for the test. The same shall also be planned based on the application deadlines of the colleges you are applying to. Just make sure you have plenty of time to prepare for your SAT exams.

How many times can a candidate attempt the SAT exam?

A candidate can attempt the SAT exam as many times as they want. The College Board, which administrates the SAT exam in India has not set any restrictions on the number of attempts one should take. However, only seven SAT test dates are normally scheduled throughout the year.  At the end of their junior year and the start of their senior year, the majority of applicants take the exam twice.

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