Testing dates

ACT and SAT scores are valid for five years. You can resit them multiple times, and some universities will combine the highest marked sections from each test date, known as superscoring.

However, each standard exam costs around $100 (Subject Tests are an additional ~$60), and universities will view multiple retakes critically.

You should take the exam(s) when you are most confident you will score as highly as possible, and in time for your scores to be considered by the universities to which you are applying.

Registration deadlines are typically five weeks before each ACT or SAT testing date. You must register before these deadlines to sit the exams. Otherwise you will be put on a waitlist and admitted to the test centre on a first-come, first-served basis if seats are vacant.

ACT test dates

For the remainder of 2018-19, the ACT is expected to have two consecutive testing dates for international students in each of these months, although official testing dates and test centre availability should always be confirmed via the ACT website:

  • December (7 & 8)
  • February (8 & 9)
  • April (12 & 13)
  • June (7 & 8)

SAT test dates

For the remainder of 2018-19, there is expected to be one SAT testing date for international students in each of these months, although official testing dates should always be confirmed via the College Board website:

  • December 2018
  • March 2019
  • May 2019

SAT Subject Test dates will be available in:

  • November 2018
  • December 2018
  • May 2019
  • June 2019

2019-20 anticipated dates

There is expected to be one SAT testing date for international students on each of these dates for 2019-20, although official testing dates should always be confirmed via the College Board website:

  • October 5, 2019 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • December 7, 2019 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • March 14, 2020 (SAT only)
  • May 2, 2020 (SAT and Subject Tests)

2020-21 anticipated dates

There is expected to be one SAT testing date for international students on each of these dates for 2020-21, although official testing dates should always be confirmed via the College Board website:

  • August 29, 2020 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • October 3, 2020 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • December 5, 2020 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • March 13, 2021 (SAT only)
  • May 8, 2021 (SAT and Subject Tests)
  • June 5, 2021 (Subject Tests only)

Please note that you cannot sit the SAT Subject Tests on the same date as the SAT itself. Not all Subject Tests are offered on every testing date.

The November SAT Subject Tests will no longer be offered internationally starting in the 2020-2021 school year - see above for available Subject Test dates. SAT Subject Tests for languages with listening will be offered in November 2018 and 2019 and will move to the month of May for international students from the 2020-21 school year onwards.