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Old vs. New SAT: What You Need To Know

standardized tests photoThe College Board is calling it the Redesigned SAT, and it’s coming out soon!

The New SAT will first be given on March 5, 2016. Until then, the current version will be given.

All students should create a user name and password on the College Board site, to access all the free resources and receive important updates.

Are you a senior as of this Fall?

  • Chances are, you’ve already taken the SAT once or twice as a junior. That version is still being given, through January, 2016.
  • This means that seniors in Fall 2015 will not take the New SAT. They should continue to prep for the current version.
  • The last test date for this version is January 23, 2016. It will also be given on Oct 3, Nov 7 and Dec 5, 2015.
  • Seniors should use this review book.

Are you a Junior as of this Fall?

All students should check these dates and register as soon as possible, to get the best choice of test centers.

Both versions of the SAT are challenging, and the key to doing well is to prepare consistently. Start now, even if you’re a junior!


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Old vs. New SAT: What You Need To Know

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS

Leigh Pretnar Cousins, MS is an educator, counselor, writer and speaker. She's been a tutor, test prep coach and home school teacher for over thirty years. Click HERE to visit Leigh's website and to subscribe to her newsletter, "Learning Something New."

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Cousins, L. (2015). Old vs. New SAT: What You Need To Know. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 21, 2020, from


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