National SAT Testing

National SAT Testing Information

For any inquiries regarding national SAT testing, please contact Ms. Claudia Sahagun at 708.434.3884 or via email at  Doors open - 7:45am; Doors close - 8:15am

For information about the new SAT requirement for Illinois high school juniors, click here.

Official website: The website has the most up-to-date information about test dates, registration deadlines, and fees.

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college.  These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in away that's fair to all students.  The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success.

Difference between SAT National Testing and SAT School Day Testing

The SAT National Test is optional and the SAT School Day is required to meet graduation requirement and is a State accountability assessment to measure student achievement. Both scores are accepted by all U.S. Colleges and Univerisities. There is no fee for all students testing SAT School Day, however, SAT National Testing depending on registration deadlines will incur a fee. To learn more about SAT National Testing fees click here. Students with free and reduce status may qualify for fee waiver. 

Due to school closure test dates may be subjected to be cancelled. If this is the case, communication of cancellation will be shared. If test dates are cancelled and you need assistance changing test site, reach out to College Board at (866) 756-7346.

2020 - 2021 SAT National and SAT Subject Test Administration Dates and Deadlines

Test Date  Registration Deadline Late Registration deadline Deadline for Changes    
August 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 18, 2020   Cancel

September 26, 2020

*Subject Test not available

August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone) September 15, 2020   Cancel
October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 22, 2020   Cancel
November 7, 2020 October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 27, 2020   Cancel
December 5, 2020 November 6, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 24, 2020   Cancel

March 13, 2021

*Subject Test not available

February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 2, 2021    
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 27, 2021    
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 26, 2021    

 To register for the SAT, you may

  • Register online -  Online registration is the quickest and easiest way to register.  You can choose your test date and test center in real time, receive immediate registration confirmation and get 24-hour access to registration for printing or correcting your Admission Ticket. If you missed the registration deadline, you can request to be put on the waitlist status. 
  • Register by mail -  You will need to register by mail if you pay by check or money order (payable to "The College Board", register for Sunday testing for the first time due to a religious observance, or cannot upload a digital photo as part of the online registration process.  To register by mail, you need The Paper Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, which is available from your Counselor or Counselor's secretary.
  • Applying for accommodations - If you have a documented disability, you may be eligible for accommodations on SAT Program tests.  To receive test accommodations, you need to work with your case manager or counselor to submit a request for accommodations online.  When registering online for the SAT, you are prompted to enter your unique SSD Eligibility Code.  This code is located in the upper right-hand corner of your Eligibility Letter, which you receive when your accommodations are approved.  If you choose to register by mail, include a copy of your Eligibility Letter with your registration and payment.  For further information, you can visit College Board's SSD Student Page.
  • Home-Schooled Student Registration - Home-schooled students can register online or by mail.  When prompted for a high school code, enter 970000.  Students schooled at home who do not have acceptable photo identification should download and print out a Student ID Form.  Complete the form and take it to a notary public for validation.  A current photo must be attached to the form, in the area indicated, before the form is notarized.  This form must be dated and is good for only one year.  You will be asked to sign the Student ID Form again at the test center.

For information regarding SAT Fee Waivers, click here

*SAT Subject Test only