About SAT® School Day
Everything You Need To Know
The SAT® School Day provides an opportunity for high school students to take the SAT during class time on a regular school day. You can take the SAT through this program if your school and/or district participate(s) in the College Board®'s SAT School Day program.
Taking the test on a School Day allows students to easily register for the test, request a fee waiver, and avoid having to travel to an unfamiliar testing location. Furthermore, your scores on the SAT School Day are just as valid as the regular SAT scores. Let's take a look at a few more benefits the SAT School Day program has to offer:
- Your school takes care of the SAT registration process and testing accommodations.
- You take the SAT on a weekday during school hours.
- Your SAT test fees might be waived.
- You get 4 free score sends.
SAT School Day Eligibility and Registration
You are eligible to take the SAT on a School Day during your junior or senior year if your school participates in the program. The registration and fee waivers will be processed by your school. Reach out to your school counselor or principal before test registration to know whether you need to submit any extra paperwork. Also remember to ask for the Student ID Form, which you need to carry on your test day.
If you require accommodations for your school exams, you might be eligible to place accommodations requests for taking the SAT as well. Remember to fill out the consent forms and get them signed by your guardian or parent before submitting them to the school counselor well in advance of test day.
The standard cost for taking the SAT is $60. However, your high school may offer the SAT for free or at a reduced fee. The College Board also offers an SAT School Day Student Questionnaire to help students with the test-taking process and guide them on where to send the free score reports.
No. While some states make it a requirement for high school graduation, others mark the SAT as an optional criterion. Depending on where you live, taking the SAT on School Day could be optional or a requirement. Below is a list to help you out:
|Mandatory SAT||Optional SAT|
|4.||District of Columbia||Florida|
*You have to choose between the SAT and the ACT as part of high school graduation requirements.
SAT School Day Test Dates
The College Board has announced the following test and score release dates for SAT School Day, 2023. However, the score release dates may be subject to change. Confirm with your school counselor if you do not receive your scores on the dates mentioned below.
|SAT School Day Test Dates||Probable Score Release Dates||Colleges Receive Scores On|
|Mar 1, 2023, Wednesday||Mar 23, 2023, Thursday||April 2, 2023|
|Mar 22, 2023, Wednesday||Apr 14, 2023, Friday||April 24, 2023|
|Apr 12, 2023, Wednesday||May 3, 2023, Wednesday||May 13, 2023|
|Apr 25, 2023, Tuesday||May 18, 2023, Thursday||May 28, 2023|
If you want to learn how your SAT test is scored, check out our SAT Scoring Guide.
SAT School Day Policies, Terms and Conditions
Before you gear up for your SAT School Day, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Make sure to carry the SAT School Day Student ID Form along with the other things to bring on SAT test day.
- Consider bringing a backup calculator, and a list of four colleges/scholarships to which you want to send your test results.
- If you opt for the SAT with Essay and decide not to write it, your official score report will show a zero for SAT Essay.
Refer to the SAT School Day terms and conditions to stay updated on testing policies and regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does an SAT School Day differ from other SAT Test Days?
How long is the SAT School Day test?
Is the School Day SAT more difficult than the real SAT?
Are SAT School Days only US or are there international versions?
Where do we receive SAT School Day results?
Can I go to another high school for my SAT School Day?
Is it possible to cancel SAT School Day test scores?
However, if you decide to cancel your scores after you leave, you will have 72 hours to do so.