ACT and SAT Test Dates for 2019-2020

If you’re a high school junior or senior planning to take the ACT or SAT, it can be helpful to choose your testing date at the start of the academic year. Staying organized and on top of your testing schedule can help you avoid missing exam registration deadlines and allow time to establish a personalized study plan. It can also help to ensure you have enough time to send your test scores to the colleges to which you’re applying.

If you’re ready to make your ACT or SAT plan for this school year, keep reading to learn the ACT and SAT test dates for 2019-2020 . 

ACT test dates for 2019-2020

As you decide when to take your ACT exam, it’s important to not only take note of test dates, but also registration deadlines. Here’s a summary of ACT test dates for the 2019-2020 academic year. You can register for an ACT exam here.  

*For the July 18, 2020 test date, note that no test centers are scheduled in New York.

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SAT test dates for 2019-2020

When selecting the right test date, it’s important to choose one that allows for ample prep time before exam day. Below are the SAT test dates for the upcoming academic year. You can register for the SAT here.

Note that the first late registration deadline is for mailed registrations, and the second is for online or telephone registrations. 

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How to send your ACT or SAT scores to colleges

When you register for the ACT or SAT, you’ll be asked to choose several colleges to which your scores will be sent after you take the exam. Each test date corresponds to a different score availability date. This is important because colleges and scholarships often have score submission deadlines to be mindful of. To learn when your score will become available, check here for the ACT and here for the SAT. 

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How to prepare for your ACT or SAT test date

When selecting a test date for the ACT or SAT, it’s essential to allow yourself enough time for adequate exam prep. In other words, don’t schedule a test before you’re ready to take it. It’s also smart to leave yourself enough time to take another ACT or SAT exam if you’re not happy with your first score.

When studying, it can be beneficial to utilize a prep book and online practice materials for the ACT and SAT. You may also want to consider forming study groups at your school. Additionally, Varsity Tutors offers private, personalized tutoring options for students to help you identify your ACT and SAT strengths and weaknesses to improve your scores quickly. 

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