Advantage Testing SAT Q&A

How many times can you take the SAT?

There is no limit to how many times you can take the SAT. In the U.S., the SAT is offered seven times each year—in June, August, October, November, December, March, and May. Most students perform better when they retake the SAT because they have had more practice and experience with the test content and format.

Even though you can take the SAT an unlimited number of times, you should not sit for every administration across multiple years. Take the test only when you feel sufficiently prepared and comfortable with the content. We recommend that most students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of their junior year, allowing time to retake the test the following summer and fall if necessary. Thus, we also recommend that students begin preparing in the second half of their sophomore year. Check out our college admissions timeline for more help planning your testing schedule.

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