We have new SAT test dates to announce. There will be an August administration of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests beginning in August of 2017. That’s right. August. This is great news for students. When school’s out for summer, it’s such a great time to prep for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests. There are fewer distractions with no homework or school exams. It’s been a long time coming. And ACT has a September administration of their exam so it seems natural that College Board would offer an August test date. We happen to think it’s a terrific move.
But in announcing that there will be an August administration of the SAT beginning in 2017, College Board also announced it would discontinue the January administration of the test. We’re very sorry to hear that the January exam will be eliminated. The January exam has always been a senior’s last chance to get a great score, and it’s a perfect time for juniors to take their first SAT — especially because they’ve finished midterms or finals.