SAT Exam Dates 2020-2021

About the SAT

The new SAT exam is more focused on what you learn in high school and what you need to succeed in college. The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the SAT. This means there is no more memorizing words or facts that you will never use again. The SAT Test contains multiple-choice and grid-in tests in four areas: Reading, writing and language, math (with no calculator), math (with calculator). SAT’s writing test is optional and will not affect your composite score.

SAT Exam Dates for 2020-21

Test DateNormal RegistrationScore Release*Subject Test Availability
August 29, 2020July 31, 2020September 21, 2020Yes
September 26, 2020August 26, 2020October 9, 2020Not offered
October 3, 2020September 4, 2020October 16, 2020Yes
November 7, 2020October 7, 2020November 20, 2020Yes
December 5, 2020November 5, 2020December 18, 2020Yes
March 13, 2021February 13, 2021March 26, 2021Not offered
May 8, 2021April 8, 2021May 21, 2021Not offered
June 5, 2021May 6, 2021July 14, 2021Not offered

*Estimated release dates based on prior trends.

Format & Timing of the SAT Exam

Section# of QuestionsTime AllowedExtended Time
Reading5265 min97.5 min
Writing & Language4435 min52.5 min
Math (no calc)2025 min37.5 min
Math (calc)3855 min82.5 min

Optional Essay: 50 minutes

Anticipated 2021-22 SAT Administration Dates

Dates listed below are subject to change.

August 28, 2021March 12, 2022
October 2, 2021May 7, 2022
November 6, 2021June 4, 2022
December 4, 2021August 27, 2022