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The New August SAT Test Date

Posted by Suniti Mathur on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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*The new test date only applies to US based students. 

New SAT Date in August 2017

 Not sure you’re ready to take the SAT in June but don’t want to wait until the fall either? Well, there’s good news. There’s now going to be an SAT date in August. Here’s what we know so far.

 

 When is the first August SAT?

The August SAT will be administered for the first time on August 26, 2017. The following table shows the remaining SAT dates for 2017 with registration deadlines.

TABLE: Remaining SAT Dates and Registration Deadlines for 2017

SAT Date

Available In

Registration Deadline

August 26, 2017

US only

July 28, 2017

October 7, 2017

Worldwide

September 8, 2017

November 4, 2017

US only

October 5, 2017

December 2, 2017

Worldwide

November 2, 2017

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Where will the August 2017 SAT be available?

The August 2017 SAT will be available in the US only. International test centers will not be offering the August 2017 SAT.

Why should I consider taking the August SAT?

There are several reasons to consider taking the SAT in August. Some of these reasons are listed below.

1. No need to cram for the June test

We all know that cramming for the SAT is not effective. If you find that you don’t have enough time to study for the June administration, consider rescheduling for August or adding the August date. Give yourself ample time to improve, and put your best foot forward.

2. You have the entire summer to prepare

During the summer, you’ll be able to study for the test without the additional pressure of classes and afterschool activities. Furthermore, getting the test out of the way before the start of the school year will give you more time in the fall to focus on other parts of your college application. If you need ideas for studying over the summer read this blog on How to Prepare For the SAT/ACT This Summer. 

3. Perfect if you’re applying early

If you’re planning on applying to any colleges early decision or early action, you’re probably looking at an application deadline of mid-October. If you take the SAT in August, you’ll have your scores in time for the October deadline. Learn about Early Decision and Early Action applications here. 

4. Free up your time in the Fall to focus on other things

Getting your SAT testing out of the way frees up additional time for you to spend on the rest of your college application in the fall. Still need to take a subject test or two before you submit your application? Now you can use the October test date to get those done! Remember, you can take up to 3 subject tests in one day, but you can't take the SAT and subject tests on the same day. 

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