Important SAT Dates to Know for 2019

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Important SAT Dates to Know for 2019


We’ve finally reached that hectic time of year again! It’s finally time for high school students to sign up for the SATs. Narrowing down a date to take the SATs can be a tough choice for high school student since they’re already busy with college applications. For students planning to take the SATs this year, here are important SAT dates to remember for 2019.

1. Saturday, March 9, 2019

This is the earliest date in 2019 for high school students to register for the SATs. More importantly, it’s also the last SAT date recommended for high school seniors if they want college applications submitted on time. For ample prep time, students should begin studying in January and into February. The registration date for this SAT exam is February 8, with a late registration deadline on February 27. Students should expect to receive their scores on or around March 22.

2. Saturday, May 4, 2019

Not only is it National Star Wars Day, but it’s also an SAT test date. Students planning to take the exam on this date should begin studying in March. The registration date is April 5, while the deadline for late registration is April 24. Students should receive their scores on May 17.  Best of luck and May the Fourth be with all students signing up for this SAT date.

3. Saturday, June 1, 2019

The last SAT date before the school year ends occurs on the first day of June. It is suggested that students begin their SAT preparation in May. The registration date is May 3 with a late registration deadline lasting until May 22. Students can expect their scores to arrive on July 10.

How Should Students Prepare for the SATs?

Preparation for the SATs entirely depends on the student and their learning needs. Many students thrive in closed SAT classes, but some students may need some extra attention. These students may see more impressive results with help from a private SAT tutor. Again, effective SAT preparation isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it depends entirely on each unique student. Some may even perform well with little to no preparation. Meanwhile, others tend to study better using helpful study guides or flash cards with SAT material. Remember to always choose a student method that aligns with a student’s strengths.

When Should Students Take the SATs?

Like finding the best preparation method, selecting a test date depends on the student. Students need to put a lot of thought into this heavy decision and consider a plethora of factors such as personal schedule; other commitments like AP exams or extracurricular activities; and even university application deadlines. Most SAT tutors implore students to sign up as early as their schedules will allow, as well as registering for SAT tutoring. Comprehensive SAT preparation courses can start as many as 8 to 10 weeks before the test.

Students also have the opportunity to take the SATs more than once, with most experts recommending between 1-3 times. Once students receive a score they’re satisfied with, they can turn their attention to completing their college applications.

There’s no denying that the SATs may be a stressful time in a high school student’s life. But knowing these important dates give test-takers an advantage when strategizing a game plan to beat the SATs. Best of luck this SAT season, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more helpful SAT tips!