SAT Dates 2021/2022

Here are your upcoming SAT dates for the 2021/2022 school year:

SAT Dates 2021/2022 Deadlines And Test Center Closures

SAT Dates

-Deadlines are not yet confirmed. You can click HERE to confirm at College

As soon as College Board confirms the deadlines, you will see them updated on this page.

There are late registration times, also. You need to know that there is a fee associated with late registration. Also, if you choose late registration, there is a possibility you can be on standby. That means you might not be able to take the test on your planned date.

Lastly, the deadlines for late registration are not yet official. Once they are, weíll post them. Meanwhile, you can check College Board for details.

Oh and another thing: please, please, please check your site (CEEB code) for updates. Ever since May, 2020 – due to Covid – most of the test centers in Southern California have canceled their test dates. Students on the East Coast have reported good experience with some testing centers remaining open. However, SoCal has been hit hard with cancellations of testing center opportunities. So, itís up to you to keep track of your choices if you happen to receive an email or text notification from College Board. If the specific test date is important for you, especially for a deadline, be ready to scramble to re-register at a second choice test site. Youíve been warned.

Other Considerations For Your SAT

-Many colleges & universities in North America have gone SAT-optional to SAT-free for the class of 2022. As the situation is still in flux, youíll want to check your list of target schools for details and updates. If you believe taking an SAT can help you and your target schools accept the test, by all means take it. And, prep for it.

-The UC System is still SAT-free in their admissions for class of Ď22 onwards.

-Most schools are desperate for students. This is despite calm, outward appearances. Most 4-year college enrollments are down. So, if you believe an SAT score can help your chances for admission, by all means, register for it. 

Schools which might have been stretch schools for you a few years ago, are possibly within reach for you if you position yourself well.

Basically, the top 20 schools are doing well with their enrollment. Itís most of the other schools where there is opportunity for you. These schools are extending admissions deadlines along with their SAT deadlines.

For example, if State College used to have a regular admission deadline in December and their last SAT accepted would be January for freshman admission, they are likely now accepting regular applications until January and allowing an even later SAT date.

Again, admissions policies vary by campus. The good news it that many of my students (class of Ď21) have given me encouraging information confirming these trends reported in the news.

May this information help you in your college journey!


By Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.