2024 ACT and SAT Test Dates

Take the test you prefer ideally four times, to maximize your score, including the mandated test date if applicable in your state. Many colleges start accepting applications July 1 or August 1 of your senior year, so fitting in multiple tests is difficult if your first test isn’t until April of your junior year.

ACT National Test Dates

Check the ACT website for updates and to register. Note: Online testing is available at some but not all locations. Check online test availability in your area. You may need to choose “paper” as your testing option to see available test centers.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee
ACT Standby
Begin to Post
February 10, 2024 January 5 January 19 February 2 February 20
April 13, 2024 March 8 March 22 April 5 April 23
June 8, 2024 May 3 May 17 May 31 June 18
July 13, 2024 June 7 June 21 July 5 July 23
September TBD
October TBD
December TBD

SAT National Test Dates

Check the Digital SAT website for updates and to register.

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Deadline Scores
Begin to Post
March 9, 2024  February 23  February 27 March 22
May 4, 2024  April 19  April 23 May 17
June 1, 2024  May 17  May 21 June 14
ANTICIPATED DATES (subject to change)  
August 24, 2024    
October 5, 2024    
November 2, 2024    
December 7, 2024    

Want to learn more?

ACT: The Ultimate Guide to the ACT in 2024
SAT: The Definitive Guide to the SAT 2024
Which test is best for you: Should You Take the ACT or SAT?