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Higher Education

The redesigned SAT reflects and supports the goals of higher education. Along with free personalized practice, college application fee waivers, and more scholarship opportunities, our focused assessments help remove barriers to college.

When to Expect Scores

SAT scores are sent to colleges electronically on a rolling basis.

Get SAT Score Delivery Dates

Implementation Checklist

Take these five key steps to get ready for new SAT scores, coming soon.

  1. Conduct final testing for systems using redesigned scores. Learn about electronic score reporting changes and test data layouts.
  2. Finalize concordance processes. Review and update your policies and protocols around concordance and download the complete guide to concordance (.pdf/724 KB).
  3. Communicate to students, families, and counselors. Set and share your essay policy, let applicants know where to get free SAT practice resources, and articulate any admission and placement policy changes.
  4. Communicate to campus stakeholders. Point them to this page.
  5. Start planning for reporting. Consider adjustments to institutional reports, federal reporting, and internal application reports. Watch for a new implementation guide coming in fall 2016.

Get details about what to consider while you prepare for new SAT scores. Read the Checklist of Activities for the Redesigned SAT (.pdf/490KB).


Redesigned SAT Pilot Predictive Validity Study

Results from early research on the redesigned SAT's predictive validity are available now. Read the report (.pdf/841KB).

Understanding the Redesign

Now part of the SAT Suite of Assessments, the SAT has been redesigned to make it easier than ever for students to show colleges their best work.

Test Design

Richer Data

The redesigned score structure provides insight into discrete skill sets and overall student readiness; concordance tables will help colleges make the transition.

Scoring Changes

What This Means for Colleges

Redesigned tests and related programs will inform strategic admission decisions, affect recruiting efforts with College Board Search, and help create a student body that’s better prepared for college and more diverse.

Impact on Enrollment