Registration and Fees
At this time, registration is open for all students for the entire 2023–24 testing year. All deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. ET, U.S. These test dates and deadlines apply to international students taking the digital SAT. For U.S. students taking the paper and pencil SAT in the fall, please refer to the U.S. dates and deadlines.
|SAT Test Date*||Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,|
and Late Registration
|Nov 4, 2023||Oct 5, 2023||Oct 24, 2023|
|Dec 2, 2023||Nov 2, 2023|
|Nov 21, 2023|
Even though some colleges and universities made the SAT exam optional at the start of the pandemic, the number of students taking the test at least once is rising back to pre-pandemic levels.
According to the college board that administers the test, more than 1.9 million students in the graduating class of 2023 took the test. That marks an upswing from a major decline in test takers between the graduating classes of 2020 which finished high school just after the onset of the pandemic, and 2021 (more than 2.1 million versus more than 1.5 million respectively).
Yet even as the number of test takers grows, the average total score on the test’s math reading and writing sections remains on a bit of a decline since 2017. At the same time, new data from researchers highlights how students from wealthier households are more likely to score higher on standardized college admissions tests such as the SAT and the ACT.