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2017-2018 SAT and ACT Test Dates

SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Test

Visit the College Board website for more information

In 2018, there will no longer be a January test date. This date is instead being replaced by an earlier August test date (starting in 2017) which will only be available in the U.S. Additionally, from the 2017-18 testing year onward, the international November and June test dates will offer only SAT Subject Tests.

Test DateNormal DeadlineLate Registration*Online Score Release
August 26, 2017July 28, 2017August 15, 2017Mid-September 2017
October 7, 2017September 8, 2017September 27, 2017October 20-26, 2017
November 4, 2017October 5, 2017October 25, 2017November 17-23, 2017
December 2, 2017November 2, 2017November 21, 2017December 15-21, 2017
March 10, 2018**February 9, 2018February 28, 2018March 23-29, 2018
May 5, 2018April 6, 2018April 25, 2018May 18-24, 2018
June 2, 2018May 3, 2018May 23, 2018

July 11, 2018

The College Board suggests students register ONLINE at www.collegeboard.org

(To sign up you must create an account which includes username and password.)

College Board Phone Number: 1-866-756-7346

  • College Board materials (for online or paper registration) are available in Guidance.
  • To avoid confusion, give your name exactly the same way on all College Board forms.
  • Keep an account of your registration number on each testing date and begin keeping a file organizing all materials used for the college application process.
  • Keep a record of the 4 or more colleges you send your scores to.
  • West Bridgewater High School code: 222320
  • If you plan to take the SAT Subject Tests, you must take these on a separate test date, and you
  • must submit a separate registration form.
  • Test Center Codes: Bridgewater State College – 22-220
  • Brockton High School – 22-232

Stoughton High School – 22-780

  • College codes are 4 digits: ex. Bridgewater State – 3517, Stonehill – 3770
  • County Code: Plymouth County – 25023
  • Check your calendar to be sure you are free the day you sign up for the SAT exam.
  • SAT Questionnaire – cumulative average (GPA) should be a general average of your grades.
  • Fees: refer to collegeboard.org for exam fees.
  • Deadlines: paper application postmarked by 5:00 pm or you will be billed for late fees.
  • Preparing for the Test: Take the sample test beforehand at collegeboard.org or pick up a prep
  • booklet in the guidance office. Get a good night’s rest before the test; you must be awake, fresh, alert and on time.
  • On the day of the test you will need your admission ticket and acceptable identification, two #2
  • pencils, an eraser and a calculator.
  • If using paper registration, you must use a #2 pencil – fill in corresponding ovals under each letter;
  • erase all errors completely, fill in the information on the envelope, check test date and affix label that matches the month of your test date. Check made payable to “The College Board”. Do no staple check to registration form.

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ACT Test Dates for 2017-2018

Looking for information about the 2017-2018 ACT test dates? Look no further! The charts below provide comprehensive information about the test dates, regular registration deadlines, late registration deadlines, and score release dates.

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineEstimated Score Release*
September 9, 2017August 4, 2017August 5-18, 2017September 19, 2017
October 28, 2017September 22, 2017September 23-October 6, 2017November 7, 2017
December 9, 2017November 3, 2017November 4-17, 2017December 19, 2017
February 10, 2018**January 12, 2018January 13-19, 2018February 20, 2018
April 14, 2018March 9, 2018March 10-23, 2018April 24, 2018
June 9, 2018May 4, 2018May 5-18, 2018June 19, 2018
July 14, 2018**June 15, 2018June 16-22, 2018July 24, 2018

*Multiple-choice scores begin rolling out online.**No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates.

Note: The dates provided in these charts are based on information released by the ACT and previous ACT test dates. In some cases, the information provided has not yet been confirmed by the ACT. Visit www.act.org for the most up-to-date published information.

Related Topics

  • Wondering how to register your child for the ACT? Visit our ACT Registration page for specific details.
  • Find out why StudyPoint recommends that students wait until after the test date to send their scores to colleges. Visit our Sending ACT Scores page to learn more about the ACT’s score choice policy.
  • SAT or ACT? Find out which test is more popular in your state.


Please Note:

The SAT is the more widely used exam in this part of the country, but colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. If you are unhappy with your SAT scores, you may want to consider taking the ACT.

In addition to the SAT Reasoning Test, some schools also require the SAT Subject Tests. Check with your guidance counselor if you are unsure as to whether or not you need to take the SAT Subject Tests.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance for these exams. By taking the time to review the instructions and practice questions, students will be more comfortable with the format of the test. Sample tests are available online and in the guidance office. In addition there are many test prep courses available.

Many colleges require that the official SAT/ACT scores be sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT. When you register for the SAT/ACT you can send your scores to 4 colleges (for no additional fee). Additional schools can be added at any time, for an additional fee. It is highly recommended that you take the SAT at least twice, once in the spring of your junior year and once in the fall of your senior year. Regardless of the number of times you take the SAT, colleges will look at your highest scores when making admissions decisions.