SAT Exam dates 2024, Centers, fees, Registration Guide

SAT Exam dates 2024 has been set and candidates who are preparing for this test must take note of these dates to avoid rush in preparation. 

This standardized test known as SAT is recognized around the globe as the premium exam taken by students seeking admission in places like the United States, Australia, Canada, and the UK. The students need to get a certain level of score in this test if they truly wish to be accepted by their preferred institution. 

Most Universities and Colleges, however, do not require this test for admission, but may still offer students admission based on their SAT scores. 

SAT exams 2024 will be conducted seven times in the months of March, May, June, August, October, November and December. Dates are set for each month’s exam and students also have to choose their best preferred month to take the exam while completing the registration. 

SAT Exam dates 2024

This standardized test is conducted seven times every year. The dates for 2023 exams are:  August 26, 2023, October 7, 2023, November 4, 2023, and December 2, 2023. These are preset dates for 2023 SAT exams. However, candidates seeking to take this test have to register for it earlier than the above dates. 

SAT Exam Dates 2024 and Deadline Table 

The best thing a candidate who is preparing for the SAT should do is to make preparations earlier, but they must know the deadlines for registration

2023 SAT registration deadlines  Deadlines for Changes and  cancelation  2023 SAT Exam dates 
July 28, 2023 August 11, 2023 August 26, 2023
September 8, 2023 September 26, 2023 October 7, 2023
October 6, 2023 October 24, 2023 November 4, 2023
November 3, 2023 November 21, 2023 December 2, 2023

What is SAT? 

SAT also known as “Scholastic Aptitude Test” is a standardized test used for admission in countries like the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK. It was invented in 1926 and has become so popular that in 2022, over 1.7 million candidates seeking College admission took this test. 

It is in two sections: verbal and mathematics. They are scored from 200 to 800 each, but combination scores are from 400 to 1,600. The fee for this test is $60 to $108 depending on the country you are taking the test. 

Future SAT Dates for 2024

Candidates who will not take the standardized test in 2023 but are hoping to sit for it in 2024 should take not of these dates:

  • March 9, 2024
  • May 4, 2024
  • June 1, 2024
  • August 24, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
  • December 7, 2024

These future dates will help students prepare for the exam very well, especially those applying for Ivy League Universities that require very high standardized test scores. 

How to Register for 2024 SAT Exams 

Registration is done either by Mail or through the online registration portal. Firstly, students have to create an account on the College board’s website, choose their preferred exam dates and make payment for exam fees. 

The United States India Educational Foundation takes care of the Mail registration option. They have to get “The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests”, fill the registration form inside it and forward it to the United States India Educational Foundation. 

Step-by-step Guide for SAT Online Registration 

  1. Create a student profile on the College Board website with your real details;
  2. Secondly, students have to choose a test date and test center, but sunday testing or the option to choose a test center closer to home is not available;
  3. After the step above, you will receive an immediate registration confirmation;
  4. Now, make payment for the exam fee through a credit/debit card or online funds transfer (whichever way you prefer);
  5. Deadlines are usually about three to four weeks before the test date;
  6. However, late registration deadlines are usually two to three weeks before the test date. Also, late registration will attract additional late fees. 

Step-by-step Guide to Register SAT by Mail 

This form of registration is also available for students who can meet up with its requirements. 

  1. Firstly get “The Student Registration Guide for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests”, which is available at schools. The guide will includes a registration form and a return envelope;
  2. While sending this form after completing it, you need to send it along with a demand draft;
  3. There is always a local representative in countries outside the United States. Some of them are called the United States India Educational Foundation.

SAT Exam Centers 2024

It won’t be difficult to locate a center in the United States for your SAT test. However, if you are outside the U.S. Here are some places you can find SAT Exam centers. 

SAT Test Locations in India 

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Odisha
  • Telangana. 

SAT Test Locations in Nigeria 

  • Abuja FCT 
  • Asaba 
  • Enugu 
  • Jos 
  • Lagos 
  • Owerri 
  • Port Harcourt 
  • Kaduna 
  • Benin 
  • Kwara
  • Ibadan Osun. 

Conclusion 

SAT Exam dates 2023 are already fixed, and candidates waiting for these  have to prepare to avoid getting average results. Though many schools will claim they don’t need these standardized tests to offer admission to students but that’s not always the case. Yes, they may not require it but will consider it while making admission choices. 

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