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    UPDATE as of 05/02/2022: CSU & UC do NOT consider
     SAT/ACT scores in their admissions decisions. For private universities or out-of-state universities, check websites to see if they will be using SAT/ACT scores in their admissions decisions.

    You must register online for both ACT and SAT tests.
    ACT: www.actstudent.org


    2022–23 School Year Test Dates

    SAT Test Date* Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
    and Late Registration
    Aug 27, 2022 Jul 29, 2022 Aug 16, 2022
    Oct 1, 2022 Sept 2, 2022 Sept 20, 2022
    Nov 5, 2022** Oct 7, 2022 Oct 25, 2022
    Dec 3, 2022 Nov 3, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

    Mar 11, 2023 Feb 10, 2023

    Feb 28, 2023
    May 6, 2023 Apr 7, 2023

    Apr 25, 2023
    June 3, 2023 May 4, 2023

    May 23, 2023
    *Your registration options will be limited if you aren't taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.

    **United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands only.



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    You have the option to send up to four score reports at no additional charge. More score reports can be added for an additional fee. Scores sent after the testing date will be charged separate fees. Universities use your best scores in admissions decisions, so we recommend sending all scores to selected schools at the time of test registration. To save money and maximize your four free score reports, you can:

    • Send SAT scores to one CSU and they will be available to all CSU schools.

    • Send SAT scores to one UC and they will be available to all UC schools.

    • Use the code 9999 to send SAT scores to the NCAA (for athletic eligibility) 


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