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Last Updated On: June 23rd, 2022

The SAT and ACT continue to evolve and adapt to remain relevant in the college application and admissions process. We’ve compiled the most important updates for the new 2022-2023 season below!

Concordance Tables
The SAT and ACT will still be compared using the same concordance tables; they have no plans to adjust these moving forward. If you’re not sure what a concordance table is… basically schools use these as a metric for comparison between the two tests. The ACT and College Board work together to determine the scores that best align and then provide the data to colleges and universities. For the most up to date concordance tables being used, check out ACT – SAT Concordance Tables.

A shift back to test mandatory?
Colleges are still going back and forth about whether to take the SAT and ACT this year. Most colleges are making standardized test policies optional, but a few schools are continuing to make the test mandatory. Hear from one of our expert tutors on what to expect from the admissions process.

SAT News and Updates:

  • According to the College Board’s latest updates, “We will make the transition to the digital SAT at international test centers in March of 2023 and at U.S. schools and test centers in spring of 2024.”
  • Finally… 4 full length practice exams in the new digital format. Fingers crossed for a fall release, but College Board hasn’t committed to a release date.
  • The new digital SAT offers a more relaxed pace for most pilot test takers. Some students even reported finishing the sections about 5 minutes early. The test has also been dramatically reduced from 3ish hours to 2ish hours.
  • SAT’s question answer release service may be saying goodbye soon. With the new switch to digital, it seems like change is on the horizon. This service provides students with their answer booklet and test to study from. Hear pros and cons on what the QAS service offers and if it could be valuable to you and yours.
  • With the new digital offerings, the College Board has confirmed they will be committed to a more flexible test date schedule.

SAT Test Dates 2022

Test Date Normal Deadline Late Registration Online Score Release
March 12, 2022 February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 25, 2022
May 7, 2022 April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022 May 20, 2022
June 4, 2022 May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022 June 17, 2022
August 27, 2022 July 29, 2022 August 16, 2022 September 9, 2022
October 1, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 20, 2022 October 14, 2022
November 5, 2022 October 6, 2022 October 25, 2022 November 18, 2022
December 3, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 22, 2022 December 16, 2022

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ACT News and Updates:

  • As a result of the new digital SAT news, the ACT has been cooking up something too. The good news…they will plan to always offer a paper option.
  • ACT still offers the optional 40 minute essay for an additional $25 and intends to keep this option available moving forward.
  • While most schools don’t require this essay, it’s a great way to show your skills in a timed setting. For a full list of schools that require the ACT essay: Complete List: Which Colleges Require ACT Writing?
  • No more individual section retesting! After proposing this idea to colleges, they found that most schools were not interested in giving this option to students. Whew! Another burden off incoming students = big win!

ACT 2021-2022 Test Dates (National)

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Standby/Photo Upload Deadline
April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022 March 25, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022 June 3, 2022
July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 8, 2022

ACT 2022-2023 Test Dates (National)

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Standby/Photo Upload Deadline
September 10, 2022 August 5, 2022 August 19, 2022 September 2, 2022
October 22, 2022 September 16, 2022 September 30, 2022 October 14, 2022
December 10, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 11, 2022 December 2, 2022
February 11, 2023 January 6, 2023 January 20, 2023 February 3, 2023
April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 March 24, 2023 April 7, 2023
June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023 June 2, 2023
July 15, 2023 June 16, 2023 June 23, 2023 July 7, 2023

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