SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Tests)

Upcoming SAT exam dates at Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo Campus 

Test Dates

Deadline for Applying

(these are approximate - check for exact deadlines)


Many colleges and universities in the USA use the SAT as an indicator of a student’s readiness to do college-level work. Most require or recommend SAT plus one or more SAT Subject Tests.

  • SAT measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills.
  • SAT Subject Tests measure knowledge on a particular academic subject.
  • Students may register for SAT or up to three SAT Subject Tests per sitting.

For more information on costs, how to prepare for SAT, and to register, go to


  • Our Country Code, 651 and Test Centre Number, 94436 are needed to register.
  • Walk-in registration or test centre change on test day is not available.

Print off Confirmation and Admission Ticket when online registration is completed. Bring this with you on test day.


Vancouver Island University
900 5th Street
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5

Campus map

SAT testing usually takes place in building 200 - signs will be posted to indicate room number/location.

In the event of severe weather conditions, the VIU campus may be closed

  • Decisions around closures will be made, if possible, before 6 AM.
  • Please check the VIU website, local radio stations or call the main switchboard at 250 753 3245 for updates.


  • Check in for testing starts at 7:45am.
  • SAT exam starts at 8:15am.


  • Paid parking is in effect, 24/7.
  • Do not park at the metered spots.
  • See VIU Parking website for more details.


  • Confirmation/Admission ticket
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Valid photo ID (driver's license, current passport, school ID card, BC ID card)
  • Two number 2 (soft lead) pencils (no mechanical pencils), eraser, pen, calculator (non-programmable)
  • Something to eat and drink during test breaks


  • Available online after test date if you pre-registered.
  • Keep your registration number and pin to access your results.
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