SAT Notification

The College Board conducts SAT – Scholastic Assessment Test, a standardised test for admissions to undergraduate programs mainly in the US and Canada. Some top-notch universities in India have also started to accept SAT scores for admissions to different programs at the undergraduate level. The SAT exam aims to evaluate the candidate based on their reading, writing, and language and mathematical skills. In the US, SAT is conducted seven times a year. However, internationally SAT is scheduled five times a year in August, October, December, March and May.
Besides SAT, the College Board also conducts SAT Optional Essay and SAT Subject Tests, which have been now discontinued. Candidates can go through the dates for the upcoming SAT Administrations as mentioned by the College Board. SAT is a paper-based test completed in 3 hours.
The College Board has released the SAT notification with the upcoming administrations for students to register for the test. Below-mentioned is the SAT Important Dates to help you in selecting the test schedule as per convenience.
SAT Important Dates
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Deadline for Changes
August 28, 2021
Closed
Closed
October 2, 2021
September 3, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
September 21, 2021
December 4, 2021
November 4, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)
November 23, 2021
March 12, 2022
February 11, 2022 (for registrations made online or by phone)
March 1, 2022
May 7, 2022
April 8, 2022 (for registrations made online or by phone)
April 26, 2022
Key Changes in SAT
College Board announced a few changes in SAT –
  • College Board will no longer offer SAT Optional Essay and SAT Subject Tests.
  • International students applying for colleges in the US might have to prepare for the AP (Advanced Placement) Test instead of SAT Subject Tests.
SAT is conducted five times a year in August, October, December, March, and May. The candidates have a choice to appear for SAT as many times as they want. However, the College Board recommends that they take the exam twice, once in their junior year and others in the senior year. Besides, candidates 12 years and older can appear for SAT exam to better understand the exam and improvised scores.
It has been observed that the candidates score well in the later attempts than the first one. Colleges in the US, Canada, and India consider candidates with higher SAT scores when taking up admission decisions. Appearing for SAT more than two times might help the candidate achieve a higher score and improvise their skills.
A candidate should always be well prepared before giving the examination, and for that, they should know the important dates. Knowing the SAT Test Schedule makes it easier for the candidates to schedule their exam. The College Board has been effectively managing the safe conduct of the SAT exam. If you want to know what measures are being taken for your safety and successful conduction of the examination in 2021, keep reading ahead.
Healthy and Safety Requirements in SAT 2021
  • Every SAT aspirant and monitoring staff member at the test centre must wear masks or some protective shield.
  • Social distancing will be maintained.
  • If the student or staff members do not feel well on the examination date, they are advised to stay home.
  • Unwell students will be able to change the registration to any other SAT date free of cost. Also, if they cannot sit for the test, the test will be refunded.
  • In the year 2021, the test centres are required to operate on a reduced capacity. The College Board is working upon the measures to make SAT Exam as safe as possible.
  • With extensive safety measures, the College Board will soon open registrations for SAT August 2021 administration.
Keep on checking this page for updated SAT notifications. If aspirants want to know more about SAT key features, they can explore our website for SAT updates. The candidates can also visit the official website of SAT for more updates.
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