Taking the SAT in School

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Many schools now offer SAT School Day, which lets you take the SAT at your school on a weekday.

SAT School Day is administered on the following test dates. Please contact your principal or counselor to find out if your school is participating.

2020-21 SAT School Day Test Dates

Test Date Score Release Date
September 23, 2020 October 15, 2020
October 14, 2020 November 4, 2020
October 27, 2020 (Makeup) (formerly October 28) November 19, 2020
March 3, 2021 March 28, 2021
March 24, 2021 April 18, 2021
April 13, 2021 May 8, 2021
April 27, 2021 May 22, 2021

What You Should Know

  • Students don't register for SAT School Day through the College Board. Schools and districts choose whether to offer it and determine if there are fees students need to pay.
  • SAT School Day is only available to U.S. schools.
  • Low-income students participating in SAT School Day are eligible for the same benefits as students who use fee waivers for weekend administrations.
  • We recommend students take the SAT at least twice to give themselves the best chance of standing out to colleges. View our weekend SAT dates.

Download this flyer (.pdf/519 KB) for details about what to expect during SAT School Day.

How to Get Ready for SAT School Day

Confirm your school’s test date with your counselor. Then once you've signed up with your school, take these steps:

  1. Sign up for free practice on Khan Academy®. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy gives you an individualized study plan that helps you focus on the areas you need to practice the most. It includes thousands of practice questions with instant feedback, video lessons, and eight full-length practice tests.
  2. Create a College Board account. You'll need a College Board account to view your SAT scores when they're ready. You can also use it to search for colleges and build a college list.
  3. Decide where to send your scores. On test day, you can choose the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs to send your four free score reports. Make sure you’re ready with your list. The SAT is accepted by all U.S. colleges.

Download this flyer (.pdf/519 KB) for more tips on preparing for SAT School Day.