The SAT® is going digital! The first digital SAT exam will be offered in the U.S. in early 2024. This transition may feel overwhelming for students preparing to take the SAT in the next few years. Who should prepare for the paper and pencil test and who should prepare for the new digital version of the test? C2 has clear recommendations for digital SAT prep by grad year to help families create the best plan for success.
Class of 2023
Students graduating in 2023 are not affected by the transition to Digital SAT® and should prep for the current test. They will have graduated before the new test is offered. Students should finalize their SAT® score with the current test if they have not already.
Class of 2024
The class of 2024 should not be affected by the transition to the new test and should prep for the current test. C2 always encourages students to finalize their SAT® score by fall of their junior year, which is December 2022 for the class of 2024. The last opportunity to finalize their score with the existing paper and pencil test is December 2023, which is fall of their senior year.
Class of 2025
The class of 2025 should continue to prep for the paper and pencil exam. As previously mentioned, we recommend students finalize their scores by fall of their junior year, which is December 2023 for these students. If that timing is not possible, these students should start prep for the digital SAT. Digital SAT prep at C2 will be offered starting spring 2023.
Class of 2026
The class of 2026 and younger should prep for the digital SAT. The first digital SAT test will be offered spring of their sophomore year. Students can begin practicing the concepts, skills and knowledge for the SAT now at C2. Dedicated Digital SAT classes will be available in early spring.
Ready to get started on SAT test prep today? prepping for the existing test today will help lay the groundwork for the digital test when it’s rolled out. Reach out to your local C2 Education center today!