2020 Standardised Test Dates

February 24, 2020




Interest in studying in the US is becoming so popular the SAT testing centres in Sydney are reaching capacity well before the registration deadline. Given these test seat limitations, it is imperative for students plan ahead. To help with this, below we have included the SAT and ACT Standardised Test dates as well as SAT Subject Test dates for 2020.


To learn more about SAT Subject Tests we invite you to read our article titled ‘Optional standardised tests for admission purposes to US uni’s - who should take them?’ We have also updated an article which summarises the SAT and ACT as well as an article which provides an overview of the US admission process

From 2019 in Australia the ACT has moved to computer based testing (CBT) where the SAT continues to be a hard copy testing format.


2020 SAT and ACT Test Dates


SAT                                        ACT

14 March                                8 February

2 May                                     4 April

29 August TBC                      13 June

3 October TBC                      18 July   

5 December  TBC                 12 September    

                                              10 October

                                              12 December



Note: the ACT is now offered in Queensland. 


Students do not need to sit both the SAT and ACT but instead are encouraged to study and prepare for their preferred test. Either test may be sat multiple times, however, we encourage students to sit their preferred test twice with appropriate study prior to each testing date. 


2020 SAT Subject Tests


2 May

6 June

3 October TBC

7 November TBC

5 December TBC


Not all subjects are offered on all testing dates. To find out which subjects are offered and when, click here

A reminder you are not able to sit the SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same testing date. Students may sit up to three SAT Subject Tests on each testing date.


SAT International Registration 

ACT International Registration


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