Timeline to Test Day

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If you are 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.

Fall 2017 Administration

  • October 11 (Wednesday): Primary test date
  • October 25 (Wednesday): Makeup test date

Order Early and Save Time on Test Day

Ordering test materials early guarantees your school will be among the first to receive answer sheets, instructions, and student guides. The sooner you receive these preadministration materials, the more time you’ll have before test day for students to fill out their identifying information. Completing these preadministration activities early significantly reduces your overall testing time on test day.

Order by August 24 to receive our earliest shipment of student guides and preadministration materials. Learn more about the preadministration option.

Fall 2017 Timeline

June 30

  • Request SAT School Day benefits for low-income students by this date to ensure all eligible students receive them. Requests to increase benefits after this date will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.

August 22

  • Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities.

August 24

  • Order tests by this date to receive preadministration materials and student guides by September 13.

September 1

  • Deadline to reduce test-book orders.

September 7

  • Order tests by this date to receive preadministration materials and student guides by September 27.

September 13

  • Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date if they ordered by August 24.

September 22

  • Deadline to place orders for standard and nonstandard test books.

September 27

  • Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date if they ordered by September 7.

October 3

  • Schools that ordered between September 8 and September 22 receive their preadministration materials.

October 4–9

  • All schools receive test books during this time.

October 11

  • SAT School Day primary test date

October 12

  • Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 11 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)

October 11–13

  • Window to order test books for the makeup test date (12 a.m. ET on October 13).

October 23

  • Schools receive makeup test books by this date.

October 25

  • Makeup test date

November 3

  • Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.