April 24 UPDATE
The new SAT test date is September 26. Registration will open in May; the exact date will be provided by the College Board the week of May 26th.
April 15 UPDATE
The June SAT is cancelled per a College Board announcement today. Students who were registered can either transfer their registration date or request a refund in May.
Starting in August and assuming it is safe from a public health standpoint, there will be an SAT every month through December. Already scheduled dates are August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5; a date for September will be announced. Registration for all these dates will open in May with early access to some dates for students who were registered for the June date and juniors who do not have any test scores to date. It is also possible that some areas may offer the SAT during the school day this fall.
If schools don’t reopen in the fall, a digital version of the SAT will be made available.
There will be no spring PSAT 10 or PSAT 8/9 this year.
April 6 UPDATE
MIT is no longer considering SAT Subject Tests as part of the admissions process, meaning that there is no longer a single school requiring them. Many, Ivies included, still recommend them. You can review MIT’s updated testing requirements here.
April 3 UPDATE
In response to Covid-19, the College Board cancelled the May SAT. Currently, the next test date is in June, but the College Board has said that they may decide to cancel that test date as well.
For rising seniors, cancelled test dates have a big impact: every cancelled test date means that there is one less chance to improve test scores. When students are eventually able to take the SAT, they may have fewer opportunities to retest, so the stakes for each remaining test date will be higher.
There is good news, though:
- The College Board has announced intentions to add additional test dates once the Covid-19 crisis has passed, which should alleviate some concerns about retesting opportunities.
- Students who had intended to test in May will have more time to prepare for the test. The stakes will be higher on future test dates, but you’ll also be much better prepared.
- SAT prep is available online, helping students to not only improve their SAT scores but also to remain academically engaged during school closures.
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