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Digital SAT Scores: Everything You Need to Know

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Posted by Rebecca Deurlein | May 24, 2023 4:00:00 PM

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In spring 2024, the new digital SAT will replace the traditional paper and pencil SAT we’ve known for years. You might be wondering how the digital SAT will be scored and how this will affect you. Is the scoring more difficult, easier, or the same? And how is the digital SAT score calculated?

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When Is the March SAT? Should You Take It?

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 16, 2023 7:30:00 PM

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Ah, spring. While most students are already celebrating the coming end to the school year, others are busy studying for the March SAT. This raises a critical question: exactly who should take the March SAT? Should you? Or would another test date work better for you and your schedule?

Read on to learn when the upcoming March SAT is, when scores will be released online and to the colleges you choose, and the biggest pros and cons of this popular spring test date.

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When Is the October SAT? Should You Take It?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 11, 2023 7:00:00 PM

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At the beginning of the school year, you may be focusing on your classes and not thinking much about college applications or the SAT. However, October can be a great time to take the SAT. For juniors, it's a way to get in that first SAT with plenty of time for retakes, and for seniors, it gives you a final chance to get a great SAT score before college application deadlines.

But is the SAT October test date the right test date for you? In this article, we explain everything you need to know about the October SAT, including when you need to register by and when you (and colleges) will receive your scores. We also walk you through every question you should ask yourself before deciding on the October SAT test date.

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How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | May 10, 2023 5:00:00 PM

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Don't you wish you could find out how you scored on the SAT right after you finish taking the test? Or maybe you'd like to forget all about it and pretend it never happened (better luck next time)!

Either way, your wait time for your SAT scores will be the same: roughly 13 days. This article fills you in on all the details of SAT score reporting and offers some advice for what to do once you get your scores.

Note: For international students and those planning to take the digital SAT next, how long it takes to get your scores back will differ. Get the most up to date info here.

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When Do Digital SAT Scores Come Out?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 9, 2023 9:00:00 AM

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Big changes are coming to the SAT! In addition to some important changes being made to the test format and content, there’ll also be changes to when and how you get your SAT scores back. We know, we know…this is probably a little stressful for you if you’re getting ready to take the SAT or if you’ve already taken it and you’re waiting on your scores. Hang in there—we’re here to help!

One of the most important questions you’re probably wondering is: when do Digital SAT scores come out?

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the switch to the Digital SAT and answer this and all the great questions you have about it, including:

  • When will the SAT go digital?
  • How are Digital SAT scores different from paper-and-pencil SAT scores?
  • When will Digital SAT scores be released?
  • What to do if you haven’t gotten your Digital SAT scores back
  • What to do after you receive your Digital SAT scores

Let’s dig in. 

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The Ultimate Digital SAT Study Guide: Tips, Plans, and Practice

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 1, 2023 12:00:00 PM

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Starting in Spring 2024, every student who takes the SAT will take a new, digital version of the exam. The digital SAT will be different from the paper version…which means your SAT prep routine will be a little different too!

With this big change coming up, how should you handle digital SAT prep? What’s the best way to study for the digital SAT? 

In this article, we’ll answer all of your questions about how to prep for the digital SAT, including: 

  • When the SAT goes digital, and how you’ll take the digital SAT
  • How to make a study plan for the digital SAT
  • Sample digital SAT study plans
  • List of practice resources for the digital SAT

Let’s get started!

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SAT Score Range: 3 Steps to Understanding Your Score

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 19, 2023 12:00:00 PM

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Confused about the SAT score range? It's no secret that the SAT has undergone drastic changes since 2016, shifting from a 2400-point scale to a markedly narrower 1600-point scale. But what do these numbers mean for you? And how can you use SAT score ranges to determine the scores you need for college?

First, we'll discuss the current SAT scores range for the exam as a whole and for each SAT section and subsection. After that, we'll take a close look at how SAT scores are distributed among test takers, explain why colleges maintain different SAT score ranges, and teach you how to set your own SAT goal score.

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Historical SAT Percentiles: New SAT 2016-2022

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Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Apr 11, 2023 12:00:00 PM

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If you took the new SAT in between 2016 and 2022, you might be wondering what percentile your score is in. Is a 700 on Math in 2016 the same as a 700 in Math in 2022? How much do percentile scores change from year to year?

In this article, I'll explain what new SAT percentile scores are and how they've changed over time. I'll also provide percentiles for SAT combined and section scores for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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How to Use the Bluebook SAT App: Complete Guide

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 28, 2023 4:00:00 PM

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Every student who takes the SAT will access the exam using a digital app called Bluebook starting in 2024. But what is the Bluebook app? How do you set it up and how does it work? 

We’ll answer all of these questions and more to help you learn the ins and outs of using Bluebook before exam day. As a bonus, we’ll also walk you through what’s included in the Bluebook app, the SAT prep materials provided through Bluebook, and give you three tips for practicing for the digital SAT. 

So, let’s get started!

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SAT Test Dates: Full Guide to Choosing (2023, 2024)

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Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 23, 2023 9:00:00 PM

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The SAT is offered seven times a year, but which SAT test dates will work best for you and your schedule? What essential factors should you consider before creating an SAT schedule? What are the best SAT dates for juniors? For seniors?

In this comprehensive guide, we offer you the most current info on SAT test dates (domestic and international) for 2022-2023. We also give you our top tips for choosing the best SAT test dates for you as well as tons of resources to help you navigate the complicated web of SAT/ACT test dates.

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The Ultimate Guide to the New Digital SAT Format

Posted by Meilee D. Bridges | Mar 21, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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When the College Board rolls out its new digital SAT format in spring 2023 for international students and in March 2024 for U.S. students, it will be one of the most significant changes the company has made to the standardized test in its 97-year history. This major transition is intended to make the exam more equitable and to reduce test-taking anxiety by aligning the format with how students are already learning online.


But what precisely will be changing? There’s much to know beyond the move from analog to digital. In this article, we’ll provide a sneak preview of the new SAT format so you can prepare effectively.


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What Is SAT Adaptive Testing? How Does It Work?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 16, 2023 3:00:00 PM

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The College Board has released a new, digital SAT. The College Board has said that one of the reasons it developed the digital SAT was to introduce adaptive testing. Adaptive testing allows exams to change in real time based on how well, or how poorly, a student is performing. 

If adaptive testing is unfamiliar to you, don’t panic! We’re here to walk you through the ins and outs of adaptive testing so you’ll be fully prepared for the digital SAT. In this guide, we’ll cover: 

  • What the SAT adaptive test is
  • How adaptive testing works
  • How to create a test prep strategy for SAT adaptive testing
  • Three tips for preparing for adaptive testing

Let’s dive in!

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Digital SAT Devices: What Can You Use? Do You Need Your Own?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 8, 2023 11:00:00 AM

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With the digital SAT, students will take the exam in a totally new format. The days of the pencil-and-paper SAT booklet are gone…which means you probably have some questions! 

You know, like…how does the digital SAT work? 

Spoiler alert: one of the biggest changes about the digital SAT is that you’ll have to take in on some kind of digital device. But what are the digital SAT approved devices? And how can you access them if you don’t already have one? 

In this guide, we’ll explain how taking the digital SAT works to help you get ready for the new format. We’ll cover: 

  • How the digital SAT works
  • How you’ll take the digital SAT, including answering the question, “What devices can I use on the SAT?”
  • What to do if you don’t have an approved device
  • What happens if you have technical issues during the exam 

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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SAT Changes 2023-2024: What You Need To Know

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 15, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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In case you haven’t heard, there are some big changes happening to the SAT in 2023 and 2024. As the SAT goes digital, you’ll need to adapt to the new format and structure. 

But in order to adapt to the new and improved SAT, you need to know more about how the exam is changing. In this guide, we’ll walk you through all of the major SAT changes (2023-2024), including: 

  • When the SAT is changing
  • Why the SAT is changing
  • The main changes to the SAT

Let’s begin!

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Is the Digital SAT Easier or Harder Than the Paper Version?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2023 10:00:00 AM

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Beginning in Spring 2024, every student who takes the SAT will take the College Board’s new, digital SAT. With the SAT format changing, you probably have lots of questions! Like, is the digital SAT harder? Or is the digital SAT easier? 

We’ll answer all of your questions about the new, digital SAT in this complete guide, including: 

  • How will the SAT change when it goes digital? How will it be different from the pencil-and-paper SAT?
  • Which changes to the exam are likely to be easier? Harder? 
  • How will the digital SAT affect your study plans? 

One of the best ways to prep for the digital SAT is to learn as much about it as possible. So, let’s get started!

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