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Early fall

Seniors: Ask for recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, or others. Learn how to get the best recommendations.

If applying early decision/early action, begin working on applications. Get tips on applying early.

September 24, 2018–March 29, 2019

Testing window for the PSAT 8/9. Learn more about the PSAT 8/9.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available. Seniors should fill it out to apply for financial aid. Learn more about the FAFSA.

CSS Profile becomes available. Seniors should complete the form for additional financial aid opportunities. Learn more about CSS Profile.

October 5

Regular registration deadline for the November 3 SAT. Register now.

October 6

SAT test day: Register now.

October 10

Primary test day for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT for sophomores and juniors. Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT.

SAT School Day test day (anticipated). Learn more about SAT School Day.

October 12

Deadline to request accommodations for the December 1 SAT and SAT Subject Tests. Learn more about testing accommodations.

October 13

Saturday test day for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT for sophomores and juniors. Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT.

October 16

Late registration deadline for the November 3 SAT for mailed registrations.

October 19

For students who took the SAT with Essay on October 6, multiple-choice scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

For students who took the SAT without the essay and SAT Subject Tests on October 6, full score reports will be available at Student Score Reports.

By October 21

For students who took the SAT with Essay on October 6, SAT Essay scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

October 24

Late registration deadline for the November 3 SAT for registrations made online or by phone. Register now.

Alternate test day for the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT for sophomores and juniors. Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT.

October 31

Deadline to request the AP Exam Multiple-Choice Rescore Service for the May 2018 exams. Learn more about AP score reporting services.

October–November senior year

Deadlines for early decision/early action applications usually fall in these months. Learn more about applying early decision/early action.

November 2

Regular registration deadline for the December 1 SAT. Register now.

For students who took the SAT with Essay on October 10 (on a school day), multiple-choice scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

For students who took the SAT without the essay on October 10, full score reports will be available at Student Score Reports.

By November 4

For students who took the SAT with Essay on October 10 (on a school day), SAT Essay scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

SAT test day: Register now.

November 12

Deadline to send four free score reports for the November 3 SAT. Sending score reports after midnight on this date incurs a fee, except if the student is eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Learn how to send scores.

November 13

Late registration deadline for December 1 SAT for mailed registrations.

November 16

For students who took the SAT with Essay on November 3, multiple-choice scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

For students who took the SAT without the essay and SAT Subject Tests on November 3, full score reports will be available at Student Score Reports.

November 18

For students who took the SAT with Essay on November 3, SAT Essay scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

November 20

Late registration deadline for December 1 SAT for registrations made online or by phone. Register now.

December

PSAT/NMSQT scores from October will be available at Student Score Reports.

December 1

SAT test day: Register now.

December 10

Deadline to send four free score reports for the December 1 SAT. Sending score reports after midnight on this date incurs a fee, except if the student is eligible for an SAT fee waiver. Learn how to send scores.

December 14

For students who took the SAT with Essay on December 1, multiple-choice scores will be available at Student Score Reports.

For students who took the SAT without the essay and SAT Subject Tests on December 1, full score reports will be available at Student Score Reports.

Deadline to request accommodations for PSAT 10 testing window (February–March). Learn more about the PSAT 10.

By December 16

For students who took the SAT with Essay on December 1, SAT Essay scores will be available at Student Score Reports.