SAT Update

As the College Board responds to the impact of the coronavirus, our top priorities are the health and safety of students.

Right now, public health officials have made it clear it’s not safe to gather students in one place. Many states have closed their schools for the rest of the academic year, and globally there are widespread school closures across 192 countries. As such, we won’t be able to administer the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ as planned on June 6, 2020.

We’ll ensure that students have opportunities to take the SAT to make up for this spring’s lost administrations. If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September, in addition to the previously scheduled tests.

You’ll be notified by email in May when registration opens for the summer and fall administrations. Eligible students will be able to take the exam with a fee waiver.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT as soon as schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to open their doors and provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to can take the SAT.

In the unlikely event that schools don’t reopen this fall, the College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, much as we’re delivering digital exams for three million Advanced Placement® students this spring. As we’re doing with at-home AP® Exams, we would ensure that at-home SAT testing is simple; secure and fair; accessible to all; and valid for use in college admissions.

We’re committed to giving students as many chances as we can to show their strengths to admissions officers. As we navigate this evolving situation, we’re working closely with our partners in higher education to ensure students have what they need as they continue on the path to college.

We’ll regularly update our website with new information. Thank you for your understanding. Our thoughts are with you during this unprecedented time.

Sincerely,

College Board

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