Testing Dates and Deadlines for SAT and ACT

SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
  • Register at SAT College Board

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools recommend taking the SAT in your junior year to have a score ready for your college applications at the start of your senior year. You should also take the test a second time in your senior year if you hope to boost your scores.

    SAT/ACT Information 


ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
  • Register at ACT Student Registration. All students take the ACT in the spring of their Junior year during a scheduled school day.


    Paying for the SAT and ACT

    Payment information for the SAT and ACT is available on the sites where you register for the tests. If you qualify for a fee waiver please see your counselor. Qualifying students can receive up to 2 SAT and ACT fee waivers.


    Preparing for the SAT and ACT

    The College Board has great resources for preparing for the SAT, including questions of the day sent straight to your phone and practice tests. Check out SAT Practice help you get the highest score you can.

    Use your PSAT scores for free, personalized SAT prep help on My College Quickstart. Check out College Quickstart to enter your personal ID code on your test scores and access the prep materials that are waiting just for you.

    ACT has several resources available for preparing for their test including practice tests and questions of the day sent straight to your phone. Check out Test Prep and help boost your ACT score.

    Use your PLAN results from junior year to help prepare for your ACT and to explore career options. Check out PLAN Student for tips and tools to make the most of your PLAN test results.

    For free SAT and ACT prep information, visit Prep Factory.


    Registering Late for the SAT

    If you are registering for the SAT after the above mentioned deadline you still have time to submit a registration, but you must pay a late fee. Late registrations made by mail have a different deadline from those made by phone or online. Please see for late registration deadlines and fees.