Do you remember the Great Neck SAT cheating scandal from a while back? If you’ll recall, high-scoring students were paid to take the test for lower-scoring high school students and they tried to pull it off with fake ID’s. Well, one of the changes that came as a result of this SAT cheating scandal was the elimination of standby test-taking. According to The College Board’s website, “Standby test taking is not permitted. In some cases, you can request Waitlist Status if you miss the last registration deadline, or if your paper registration has been returned unprocessed without enough time to resubmit it.”
So what’s SAT waitlist status, you ask? And how is it different from standby testing? According to The College Board’s website, “Waitlist Status may be available beginning from the last registration deadline up until five days before test day. Although every effort will be made to seat applicants who request Waitlist Status, we cannot guarantee that you will be admitted to the test center on test day. Those on the Waitlist are seated after all regularly registered test-takers have been admitted and if sufficient test materials, staff and seating are available. Test registration on test day at the test center is not available. If your requested test center is closed due to weather or some other unexpected condition, your Waitlist request will be canceled and you will be notifed. If there is still time, you may be able to submit a new Waitlist request for another center. Waitlist requests cannot be made for scheduled makeup test administrations.”
How do you think the elimination of standby SAT testing and the implementation of SAT waitlist status will impact cheating in the future on this most important exam? Do you think the difference is significant or no? We’re curious to hear your thoughts. Let us know by posting a Comment below.