International SAT Test Dates same as in US?

Are the SAT testing dates for other countries the same as the testing dates in the US?

Yes, except there is no March testing date offered internationally. In addition, as we discuss in the PrepScholar guide to choosing International SAT test dates, you can't register late for International SATs. The main upshot is that you won't be able to wait for your scores on the last test to come out before you sign up for the next SAT. This isn't a huge loss, though, since students rarely take two tests in a row (as there usually isn't enough time to improve/study between two consecutive test dates). Plus, if you have the financial resources, you can always register for two test dates in a row and cancel the second date if you're happy with your score on the first test.

Finally, depending on the country, there may be some other testing restrictions. For example, if you're in India and Pakistan, there are no "test closer to home" or Sunday test options, and you can't get on the SAT waitlist in Cameroon, Ghana, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Nigeria, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Here's what the international testing calendar looks like for the next year:

  • May 7th, 2016
  • June 4th, 2016
  • October 1st, 2016
  • November 5th, 2016
  • December 3rd, 2016
  • January 28th, 2016
  • May 6th, 2017

While there is no March test date offered internationally, all other SAT test dates remain exactly the same, whether administered domestically or internationally.