Timeline to Test Day

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If you're offering SAT School Day as part of a state- or district-wide contract, your dates and deadlines may differ from those on this timeline. Contact your state or district assessment office with any questions about the timeline for your school's SAT School Day administration.

2020-21 Timeline

Date Deadline
January 8 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
January 12 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
January 29
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
February 16–18 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
February 24–March 1 All schools receive test books.
March 3 Test administration
March 3–4 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 3 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 3–5 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
March 26 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
January 29 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 2 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
February 19
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 9–11 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
March 17–22 All schools receive test books.
March 24 Test administration
March 24–25 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 24 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 24–26 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
April 19 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 12 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 22 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 5
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 30–April 1 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
April 7–9 All schools receive test books.
April 13 Test administration
April 13–14 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 13 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
April 13–15 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
May 6 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 26 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
March 8 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 19
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
April 13–15 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
April 21–23 All schools receive test books.
April 27 Test administration
April 27–28 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 27 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
May 21 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.

2021-22 Timeline

Date Deadline
August 24 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
September 15
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
September 28–October 1 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
October 7–11 All schools receive test books.
October 13 Test administration
October 13–14 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 13 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
October 13–15 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
October 28 Makeup test date.
November 4 Most scores available in K–12 portal.
Date Deadline
September 8 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
September 24
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
October 12–14 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
October 20–25 All schools receive test books.
October 28 Test administration
October 28–29 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 28 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
November 19 Most scores available in K–12 portal.
Date Deadline
Late fall 2021 Ordering opens
January 11, 2022 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
January 28, 2022
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
February 15–17 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
February 23–28 All schools receive test books.
March 2 Test administration
March 2–4 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
March 25 Most scores available in K–12 portal.
Date Deadline
Late fall 2021 Ordering opens
February 1, 2022 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
February 18, 2022
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 8–10 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
March 16–21 All schools receive test books.
March 23 Test administration
March 23–25 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
April 18 Most scores available in K–12 portal.
Date Deadline
Late fall 2021 Ordering opens
February 22, 2022 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 11, 2022
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 29–31 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
April 6–11 All schools receive test books.
April 13 Test administration
April 13–15 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
May 5 Most scores available in K–12 portal.
Date Deadline
Late fall 2021 Ordering opens
March 7, 2022 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 25, 2022
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
April 12–14 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
April 20–22 All schools receive test books.
April 26 Test administration
May 20 Most scores available in K–12 portal.