Seniors, fall is right around the corner and that means final opportunities to strengthen your standardized test scores in anticipation of the application season. You will have four chances to sit for the SAT and three chances to sit for the ACT this fall. Dates and registration deadlines are listed below. The September ACT, August SAT/SAT Subject Tests and October SAT/SAT Subject Tests will all be accepted by colleges that make use of October 15 and November 1 early application deadlines. Some schools will accept the October ACT and November SAT/SAT Subject Tests for early applications but this is less common.
SAT/SAT Subject Tests Fall 2017 Test Dates (note: you can sit for either the SAT or the SAT Subject tests on any particular test date – you cannot sit for both)
|Test Date||Normal Deadline||Late Registration*||Online Score Release|
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017||August 15, 2017||September 14, 2017|
|October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 27, 2017||October 27, 2017|
|November 4, 2017||October 5, 2017||October 25, 2017||November 23, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||November 2, 2017||November 21, 2017||December 21, 2017|
*Note: The SAT Subject Tests are offered on all of these dates but not all subject tests are offered on every day. See a full list of which tests are available which dates on the College Board’s website.
ACT Fall 2017 Test Dates
|Test Date||Normal Deadline||Late Registration||Online Score Release*|
|Sept 9, 2017||August 4, 2017||Aug 18, 2017||Sept 19; Oct 3, 2017|
|Oct 28, 2017||Sept 22, 2017||Oct 6, 2017||Nov 7; Nov 21, 2017|
|Dec 9, 2017||Nov 3, 2017||Nov 17, 2017||Dec 19, 2017; Jan 2, 2018|
*The first date is when multiple-choice scores become available, the second date is when complete scores (inclusive of the Writing section) become available.
Remember that a growing number of universities offer test-optional or test-flexible application processes. A list of these schools can be found on FairTest.org’s website.
You are welcome, at any time, to review your current scores, test taking strategy, score reporting options/requirements and test prep opportunities with the College Counseling team. We are eager to help you navigate this and all parts of the application process.
Mrs. Jennifer Scott, Director of College Counseling