2020 FAQs

What’s happening with our SAT’s for spring of 2020?

*** An email to counselors from College Board about SAT administrations ***

I’m sharing this email to keep you updated about how the SAT’s will be administered in the coming months. The most common recommendation is for students to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year and again early in the fall of their senior year to get scores for their college applications.  Of course, you can take it earlier and you can take it as many times as you want.  – Mrs. Choplin

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In the face of school closures, we’re adapting to give students opportunities to show their strengths and continue on the path to college. Our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators.

Right now, public health officials have made it clear it’s not safe to gather students in one place. Many U.S. states have closed 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’re working hard to make the SAT available as soon as the public health situation allows. Students will 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 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Students will be able to register for these administrations beginning in May. We’ll communicate directly with students when the exact date is available. Eligible students will be able to take the exam with a fee waiver. Students who were registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who don’t have SAT scores will have early access to registration for the August, September, and October administrations.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT when 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’ll continue to rely on your partnership to ensure students have what they need as they apply to college during the 2020-21 school year.

We’ll regularly update our webpage with information. 

Sincerely,