SAT Test Dates 2016 - 2017

The most current data for College Board SAT test dates for the 2016 to 2017 school year.  This is the first year where the new SAT is in effect for the full year, and we use the best historical data to give you a sense of what the testing schedule will look like, for test dates, registration deadlines, and score release dates.


At our site we keep track of the latest changes to SAT dates and bring that information straight to you. You can see 2015-2016 SAT test dates here, and previous years are all available here. We also do rigorous predictions for future years, like 2017, 2018, 2019, and even 2020 -- just check out our future SAT expected test date page.

School Year Ending 2017 (i.e. 2016-2017)

The 2016-17 SAT test dates are based on the College Board's released schedule. PrepScholar uses rigorous analysis of historical data and date selection principles to project the registration deadlines and score availability. 
Test Date
Normal Registration
Late Registration
Online Score Release
Oct 1, 2016
Sep 2, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Nov 5, 2016
Oct 7, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Nov 24, 2016
Dec 3, 2016
Nov 4, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Jan 28, 2017
Dec 30, 2016
Jan 13, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
May 6, 2017
Apr 7, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
May 25, 2017
Jun 3, 2017
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
Jun 22, 2017


SATs are given about seven times a year, with more test dates in autumn than spring.  They are given on Saturdays, although if you have religious or other qualified reasons you can take the alternate Sunday test dates.  

Notes About New SAT and Accuracy

First, the above table, as with everything in the future, is never 100% certain, so we encourage you to read our notes about prediction accuracy at the bottom of this article here. Futhermore, as you may know, the the 2016-2017 SAT testing year will be totally based on the new SAT.  Therefore, there may be exact date changes in 2016 as the College Board figures everything out. Score releases may also be delayed. We encourage you sign up for our free notifcation service of SAT date changes and reminders through our blog.  We'll keep an eye on changes so you don't have to!

What's Next?

The next step after you've figured out which dates you want is to register for the SAT: read our step-by-step instructions here.  
Also, if you want to score well, you should consider which SAT prep method makes the most sense for you.  We consider the pros and cons of different prep methods with our free ebook.