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SAT Prep

Are you ready for the SAT?

  • Have you taken the PSAT?
  • Have you used your PSAT Score Report to review the items you missed?
  • Are you familiar with the directions for each type of SAT question?
  • Have you completed Algebra II and English II?
  • Have you taken challenging academic classes?
  • Have you met with your school counselor?

Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 30 ngày quaIf you answer “no” to any of these questions, see your school counselor before registering for the SAT.

2020-21 SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date Registration Deadline
($52/$68 w/essay)
Late Registration
(fee applies)
August 29 (CANCELED) July 31 Aug. 11 (mail); Aug. 18 (online/phone)
September 26 August 26 September 15
October 3 September 4 Sept. 15 (mail); Sept. 22 (online/phone)
November 7 October 7 Oct. 20 (mail); Oct. 27 (online/phone)
December 5 November 5 Nov. 17 (mail); Nov. 24 (online/phone)
March 13 February 12 Feb. 23 (mail); March 2 (online/phone)
May 8 April 8 Apr. 20 (mail); Apr. 27 (online/phone)
June 5 May 6 May 18 (mail); May 26 (online/phone)

When should my child take the SAT?

  • The SAT is usually administered seven times a year: October, November, December, January, March, May and June, but additional dates have been added.
  • Most students take the SAT in their junior year.
  • Many students find it to their advantage to take the test more than once; however, simply re-taking the test without additional preparation will not be beneficial.
  • Students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II and English 11.
  • Students are encouraged to meet with their school counselors to determine the most appropriate testing date.

How can my child prepare for the SAT?

  • Students should take challenging academic courses every year, including English, math, science, social studies, foreign language and fine arts.
  • Students should read regularly, both fiction and nonfiction. Make reading a priority over television and computer time.
  • Students should work on expanding their vocabularies. Learn prefixes, suffixes and roots. Look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary. Subscribe to one of the word-a-day email lists. Study a foreign language.
  • Students should get involved in clubs, organizations and sports. College Board research links participation in extracurricular activities in high school to higher SAT test scores.
  • Students should use their PSAT Score Reports to target specific areas for practice.
  • Students should become familiar with the SAT format and types of questions by practicing with official SAT materials.

Where can I find practice materials?

Visit the College Board website to access the following free materials:

  • Official SAT Question of the Day can be emailed to your child’s inbox daily.
  • Free Practice Questions in critical reading, math and writing.
  • Free full-length Practice Test with score report and answer explanations online.
  • Purchase The Official SAT Study Guide or borrow a copy from your child’s school.
  • Visit word-a-day websites such as or Merriam-Webster.
  • Contact your child’s school counselor or student achievement specialist regarding school-based materials and opportunities.