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There will be seven SAT test dates for international students annually. These test dates are typically scheduled on the 1st/2nd Saturday of the month. Here are the SAT test dates released for 2024 from College Board, do note that the deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, US. It’s best to complete registration early once you’ve decided on your test date as seats tend to fill up way before the registration deadline.

SAT Test Dates 2024

SAT Test DatesRegistration DeadlineDeadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
and Late Registration (Additional fees may apply)
March 9, 2024February 23, 2024February 27, 2024
May 4, 2024April 19, 2024April 23, 2024
June 1, 2024May 16, 2024May 21, 2024
August 24, 2024*
October 5, 2024*
November 2, 2024*
December 7, 2024*
(*)Anticipated August–December 2024 Test Dates

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I prepare for the SAT?

Here’s our yearly advice to SAT candidates which never go wrong. The preparation time needed would depend on this top 3 factors:

  • Your starting score
  • Whether you’re on school break or not
  • How much time you can dedicate to SAT preparation per week

Step 1 – Focus on the syllabus, concepts & strategies

Typically students need anywhere between 3-6 months to be well-prepared for the SAT. The first month or so should be spent focusing on covering the SAT syllabus, concepts and strategies.

Step 2 – Take full-length SAT tests

Once done, you should move onto doing full-length SAT tests under timed conditions to acclimatize yourself with the actual test. This is also the time to fine-tune your preparation by focusing on specific topics/sections where you’re still getting questions wrong, or working on effective time management.

The only way to progress and build your stamina is by powering through and attempting several practice tests. As soon as you end your test, Prep Zone Academy sends you a score report with areas of improvement for students to focus on. Please ensure though that you are practicing with proper direction and purpose; doing daily tests without addressing your mistakes and weaknesses from previous tests isn’t a very effective approach to preparation.

How About College Applications?

Taking the SAT is crucial, but do remember to keep track of your college application deadlines and work backwards accordingly. Ideally, a good time to attempt the SAT for the first time is in the middle of your junior year (IB year 1 for our international school students and JC 1 for the local students). This way you don’t need to worry about your SAT tests in your senior year (Grade 12) and can focus on school final exams and college applications instead.

Remember, as crucial as it is, the SAT is only one component of your college application. Colleges would be taking into account your school grades, co-curricular activities, leadership roles, volunteer work, references, and application essays when they consider your profile for admission.

Knowing that the test is offered several times does not suggest that you should delay your application process. Don’t be complacent. Plan early & get going!

What’s next?

The first step would be to come up with a preparation plan and timeline for your SAT. The good news – Prep Zone Academy™ has a host of free tools you can utilize to prepare for your SAT.

For new, first-time candidates, we recommend taking the SAT diagnostic test to get an understanding of the test format and difficulty level, and for us to better gauge your current strengths & weaknesses. Once done, we’ll generate your score report and give you a pretty thorough review of your strong and weak dimensions across the different sections. After that, you can sit down with one of our course managers to discuss your performance, and get advice on how to improve your score to a competitive level.

For students who have already taken the actual SAT or a mock test before, we can have you dive right into preparation! Feel free to get in touch to know how we can help, and also check out our SAT courses or contact us for a personalised schedule which fits your needs.

Optimise Your SAT Preparation Timeline With Us!

If your SAT test dates are coming soon, your SAT preparation plan needs to focus on what matters to maximise your score.

Over our years of helping students ace the SAT, we have come across many students who do not have a concrete SAT preparation plan, and fail to achieve a good score despite being strong academically.

The stakes are even higher if you are aiming for top colleges, where a high SAT score is pretty much a requirement.

At Prep Zone, our trainers will provide you with a comprehensive preparation plan depending on your timeline & schedule to maximise your SAT score. The plan will help you focus on your weak areas, while putting you in the right mindset to score well in the actual exam.

To find out how a personalised SAT preparation plan can help, sign-up for a free, personalised consultation with our consultants today! Simply fill in the following form and we will get in touch to propose a suitable time slot.

For any additional inquiries, call our hotline at +65 6812 9999

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