SAT updates - ICYMI

Posted by Cialfo on Feb 23, 2017 3:40:05 PM

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In case you missed it… College Board has just announced a reduction in the number of SAT test sittings available to international students in 2017.

The College Board is cancelling the SAT I administration in June 2017! Students planning to take the SAT I in June will be rescheduling tests to other months.

SAT II Subject tests will still be available. 

Here are the changes:

SAT I dates for 2017

  • March
  • May (Deadline to register is April 7th)
  • October
  • December

 *The June SAT I has been CANCELLED

SAT II's dates for 2017

  • May
  • June
  • October
  • November
  • December

For the full list of dates and changes made by College Board, click here. Country-specific scheduling changes are expected to be announced in Spring 2017.

Unsure if, or how, these cancellations might affect the college application? If you are a student, go ahead and check in with you counsellor/mentor about these changes. If you are a mentor, stay up to date with College Board's decision on specific dates, and if suitable, recommend other options, such as the ACT, to your students.

These changes are coming in light of College Board revamping security and cracking down on any illicit test-taking practices that have come to light in recent years. The May 4 SAT exams were cancelled across the entire country of South Korea in 2013, after allegations of country-wide cheating. Test centres and tutoring firms allegedly obtained and distributed the tests illegally. Cancellations also happened in January 21 2016, when similar activities were discovered at select testing locations in China and Macau.

Whilst unfavourable, these are necessary steps for College Board and other test administrators to take in their effort to maintain the security and integrity of their exams.

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