As you are aware, the covid-19 pandemic has disrupted college planning and admissions in many ways. It has also pushed College Board to evolve to better respond to the needs of students and colleges navigating this new reality.
We’re sharing with you an update on some planned changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments for 2021 and beyond.
SAT Subject Tests:
College Board will stop administering SAT Subject Tests internationally after the June 2021 test administration. Within the United States and US Territories, SAT Subject Tests will stop being administered immediately.
Students who are registered for Subject Tests in May 2021 or June 2021 internationally will have the option to take the test as planned for May or June, or cancel for a full refund.
SAT with Essay:
College Board will be discontinuing the Essay portion of the SAT after the May 2021 SAT test administration internationally and after the June 2021 SAT test administration in the United States. Students can still take the SAT with Essay through the May 2021 test administration internationally.
Students who are registered for the SAT with Essay in Spring 2021 can cancel the Essay portion at any time, free of charge.
For more information on these updates, please visit https://allaccess.collegeboard.org/update-simplifying-our-work-and-reducing-demands-students