Fall 2017 SAT/ACT Testing Dates & Details

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
Norfolk Academy
Summer, 2017