Students wanting to further their education by attending a university that offers four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees will likely need to take a standardized college entrance exam. When applying to a U.S. college or university, you will probably be asked to provide either your SAT or ACT test scores. SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Due to Covid 19, Cal State Universities and University of California are not requiring that students take the SAT or ACT for the 2021-22 school year. However, students can take the exams and add their scores to amplify their college application.
Upcoming SAT & ACT registration deadlines and testing dates are listed below:
2022-2023 SAT Test Dates and Registration Details
(CLICK for available subject tests by date)
|Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/submit by)|
|June 4, 2022||May 5, 2022|
|August 27, 2022||July 29, 2022|
|October 1, 2022||September 2, 2022|
|November 3, 2022||October 7, 2022|
|December 3, 2022||November 3, 2022|
|March 11, 2023||February 10, 2023|
|May 6, 2022||April 7, 2023|
*Registration deadlines expire at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, U.S. and final late deadline dates are final dates for registration changes.
Visit the College Board website to register, pay fees and for additional testing information and score release dates. To request a fee waiver, please contact your teacher.
ACT Test Dates
National test dates are for the United States, US territories, and Puerto Rico. If you have missed the late registration deadline for a test date, you may be able to request standby testing.
If you are unable to test on a Saturday test date for religious reasons, there may be options available to you. See Non-Saturday Testing.
All requests for accommodations and English Learner supports, including appeals, must be submitted by the late registration deadline through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations (TAA) system. Accommodations and English learner supports are available for standby testing.
|Testing Date||Regular Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline
Late Fee Applies
|Standby Deadline & Photo Upload Deadline|
|September 10, 2022||August 5||August 19||September 2|
|October 22, 2022||September 16||September 30||October 14|
|December 10, 2022||November 4||November 11||December 2|
|February 11, 2023||January 6||January 20||February 3|
|April 15, 2023||March 10||March 24||April 7|
|June 10, 2023||May 5||May 19||June 2|
|July 15, 2023||June 16||June 23||July 7|
Visit the ACT website to register and for additional testing information and score release dates.