SAT Updates from College Board

Below is a statement from College Board on 1-19-2021 regarding new updates to their SAT Subject Tests and SAT with Essay.


Dear Colleague,

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 writing to share with you an update on some planned changes to the SAT Suite of Assessments for 2021 and beyond.

SAT Subject Tests:

As part of our ongoing effort to simplify our work and reduce our demands on students, we have decided to stop administering SAT Subject Tests in the United States (including all US Territories) as well as sovereign nations covered under the Compact of Free Association with the United States (Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau), effective immediately. SAT Subject Tests will stop being administered internationally after the June 2021 test administration.

We will automatically convert your SAT Subject Test capacity to SAT capacity for May 2021 and June 2021 (if offered), with no action required on your end. If you would like to make any additional adjustments to your capacity, please contact TAS directly at 866-502-6384 or +1-212-520-8570, or by email at

Students who are registered for Subject Tests in May 2021 or June 2021 in the United States or other states and sovereign nations listed above will have their registrations canceled and refunded automatically.

SAT with Essay:

We will be discontinuing the Essay portion of the SAT after the June 2021 test administration (both within the United States and internationally). No action is required on your part, as students can still take the SAT with Essay through the June 2021 test administration if offered.

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


Thank you for your participation and partnership during this unprecedented time. Sincerely,

Test Administration Services


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