If this is your first time taking the SAT, consider choosing a QAS date and ordering the service. A copy of the test questions can help guide your preparation for your second time.


According to the College Board, the SAT provides colleges insight into how you think, solve problems, and communicate by assessing reasoning and critical thinking skills in reading, math and writing. They state that the SAT, along with your high school grades, is the best predictor of how well you will do in college.

All claims aside, one thing the SAT undoubtedly measures is how good you are at… taking the SAT. Beyond that, the SAT (and the ACT) can give colleges an objective way to compare students. For this reason, after your high school record, your standardized test scores are arguably the most important component of your college application.

Let's admit it, the SAT can be intimidating; however, it's not impossible. What's required is a commitment to practice and learn, an understanding of SAT-specific strategies, and a belief in yourself — confidence — that you can do well.

2013-2014 Test Dates

(Click here for the official College Board page on Test Dates and Fees)

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
October 5, 2013 (*QAS) September 6, 2013 September 20, 2013
November 2, 2013 October 3, 2013 October 18, 2013
December 7, 2013 November 8, 2013 November 22, 2013
January 25, 2014 (*QAS) December 27, 2013 January 10, 2014
March 8, 2014 February 7, 2014 February 21, 2014
May 3, 2014 (*QAS) April 4, 2014 April 18, 2014
June 7, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 23, 2014

*QAS - Question and Answer Service available (click here for additional information).
Provides a copy of your test booklet (which includes scoring information, a scoring worksheet, conversion tables, and an answer sheet copy order form) and a one-page report detailing the correct answer, your answer, type of question, and difficulty level for each question.