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CollegeBoard Adds Sep 26 SAT Test Date

New SAT Test on September 26, 2020

Last week, CollegeBoard announced a new SAT on September 26, 2020 (subject tests not included) to be held on September 26, 2020. After the cancellation of the June 6 test, the intent of this SAT update is to give affected students an extra opportunity to take the test before they begin applying to colleges.

With everything going on in the world, it is impossible to know whether test sessions will actually be held or not. However, it is important to be aware of the new SAT date so that students can plan their college application process accordingly. 

What’s Going On?

Given the current pandemic, CollegeBoard has cancelled the June/July SAT sessions in the interest of public health. Tests have been paused until the fall, and there is potential for the SAT to move online, similar to the 2020 AP exams, if schools continue to remain closed.

Who Gets Registration Priority?

CollegeBoard will give early access to registration to students who:

  • Had been registered for the cancelled June 2020 test
  • Will be graduating in 2021 and have not taken the SAT

This applies to the August 29, September 26 and October 3 test dates. Sessions are filling up quickly as a result of cancellations, so it is in students’ best interest to register as soon as they are able. It is important to remember that the new SAT date on September 26 is SAT-only and will not include the subject tests.

Registration instructions for the new SAT date will be sent to students sometime during the week of May 26 with more information/updates. Prioritized students will have a week to register, after which they will lose priority status.

How Should I Prepare?

Mindfish tutors are experienced professionals who know their stuff and pay close attention to any updates. Students who have been working with a tutor should reach out to make a study plan so that progress isn’t lost. Those who are interested in obtaining tutoring should reach out to our office so that a personal, effective plan can be designed. Although many colleges have gone test-optional, preparing for and getting an above-average test score can have a positive impact on chances of admission and scholarship eligibility.

Read more about test-optional colleges here.


If you have questions about the SAT or about standardized tests in general, our test prep experts would be happy to answer them! Give us a call at (720) 204-1042 or contact us at info@mindfish.flywheelstaging.com.

You can find ongoing COVID updates from CollegeBoard here.