2018-2019 SAT Test Dates
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|August 25, 2018||July 28, 2018||August 15, 2018|
|October 6, 2018||September 8, 2018||September 27, 2018|
|November 3, 2018||October 5, 2018||October 25, 2018|
|December 1, 2018||November 2, 2018||November 21, 2018|
|March 9, 2019||February 9, 2019||February 28, 2019|
|May 4, 2019||April 6, 2019||April 25, 2019|
|June 1, 2019||May 3, 2019||May 23, 2019|
Register for SAT Subject Test
SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.
SAT Fees (2018- 2019)
|Regular SAT Test||Fees|
|SAT with essay||$60.00|
|SAT (without essay)||$46.00|
|SAT Subject Tests||Fees|
|Language Tests with Listening (Only available in November)||Add $26.00|
|Each SAT Subject Test (Except Language Tests with Listening)||Add $21.00 per test|
|Registration Services (Additional Costs)||Fees|
|Register by phone||$15.00|
|Additional score report request (first 4 included)||$12.00 each|
SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. may be able to have test fees waived. SAT Subject Test fee waivers are available for students in grades nine through 12.
If you have an questions about SAT fee waivers, come stop by the College and Career Center and we can help you!
The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT
Are you conflicted on which test to take? Here’s a chart to help explain the differences
|Content-based test||Type of Test||Content-based test|
|Reading: 1, 65-min section; Math: 1, 25-min section (no calculator) & 1, 55-min section (w/ calculator); Writing & Language: 1, 35-min section; Essay: 1, 50-min section (optional)||Test format||English: 1, 45-min section; Math: 1, 60-min section; Reading: 1, 35-min section; Science: 1, 35-min section; Writing: 1, 40-min essay (optional)|
|Reading, relevant words in context, math, grammar & usage, analytical writing (optional)||Content Covered||Grammar & usage, math, reading, science reasoning, and writing (optional)|
|Questions are evidence and context-based in an effort to focus on real-world situations and multi-step problem-solving||Test Style||Straightforwards, questions may be long but are usually less difficult to decipher|
|Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing are each scored on a scale of 200-800. Composite SAT score is the sum of the two section scores and ranged from 400-1600||Scoring||English, Math, Reading, and Science scores ill each range between 1-36. Composite ACT score is the average of your scores on the four sections; ranges between 1-36|
|No- you do not lose points for incorrect answers||Penalty for Wrong Answers?||No- you do not lose points for incorrect answers|
|Yes- you can choose which set(s) of SAT sores to submit to coles||Score Choice?||Yes- You can choose which set(s) of ACT scores to submit to colleges|
|Questions increase in difficulty level as you move through that question type in a section (except reading passage questions, which progress chronologically through the passage)||Difficulty Levels||Difficulty level of the questions is random|
|Arithmetic, problem-solving & data analysis, heart of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; formulas provided||Math Levels||Arithmetic, algebra I and II, functions, geometry, trigonometry; no formulas are provided|
|With private schools and schools on the east and west coasts; however, every four-year college in the US accepts SAT scores||Tends To Be More Popular?||With public schools and schools in the midwest and south; however, every four year college in the US accepts ACT scores|
|Seven times per year; January, March, May, June, August, October, November, December||Offered When?||Six times per year: February, April, June, September, October, December (note that some states offer the ACT as part of their state testing requirements; these tests are not administered on the national test dates)|
|Typically about four weeks before the test date||Registration Deadline?||Typically about five to six weeks before the test date|
Why the SAT Over the ACT?
Staying Ahead of the SAT Wave
Advice for taking the SAT:
- Choose a test date that works best for the student’s schedule. The SAT is given in January, March, May, and June. Taking the earlier tests are always better than taking the later tests.
- Plan to take the SAT just one time in junior year.
- Plan a test preparation strategy so that the students can earn the highest possible score on the test the first time and never have to repeat the laborious, stress-filled process.
- Commit about 20 hours of time over four weeks to practice at home, thereby ensuring the best possible reparation results.
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