College Board is once again offering a summer SAT exam, building on last year’s success when the SAT was administered in August for the first time in decades. But interested students should sign-up soon if they hope to take the August 25th SAT, prior to the start of their new school year, as they are already in a “late registration” period with a final deadline of August 15th.
Having eliminated the January SAT exam, and replaced it with an August exam, College Board believes it is providing numerous benefits to the approximately two million students who take this test each year. Summer is a popular time for students to prepare for the SAT, without the pressures of school, homework and afterschool activities. By taking the exam in August, students have the opportunity to put their newly acquired SAT strategies and skills to the test without waiting until October – which they had to do prior to last year.