Testing dates

ACT and SAT scores are valid for five years. You can resit them multiple times, and some universities will combine the highest marked sections from each test date, known as superscoring.

However, each standard exam costs around $100, and universities will view multiple retakes critically.

You should take the exam(s) when you are most confident you will score as highly as possible, and in time for your scores to be considered by the universities to which you are applying.

Registration deadlines are typically five weeks before each ACT or SAT testing date. You must register before these deadlines to sit the exams. Otherwise you will be put on a waitlist and admitted to the test centre on a first-come, first-served basis if seats are vacant.

ACT test dates

2021-22 dates

For 2021-22, the ACT is expected to have testing dates for international students in each of these months, although official testing dates and test centre availability should always be confirmed via the ACT website.

  • 10-11 September, 2021
  • 8-9 October, 2021
  • 10-11 December, 2021
  • 11-12 February, 2022
  • 1-2 April, 2022
  • 10-11 June, 2022
  • 15-16 July, 2022

SAT test dates

 2021-22 dates

There is expected to be one SAT testing date for international students on each of these dates for 2021-22, although official testing dates should always be confirmed via the College Board website:

  • August 28, 2021
  • October 2, 2021
  • December 4, 2021
  • March 12, 2022
  • May 7, 2022

2022-23 anticipated dates

There is expected to be one SAT testing date for international students on each of these dates for 2022-23, although official testing dates should always be confirmed via the College Board website:

  • August 27, 2022
  • October 1, 2022
  • December 3, 2022
  • March 11, 2023
  • May 6, 2023