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Everything You Need to Know About the Digital SAT

You’ve probably already heard that College Board has made the SAT digital. Here’s what you need to know.


Is the SAT still important to take?

It sure is! The SAT puts your achievements into context. That means it shows off your qualifications to colleges and helps you stand out.

Most colleges—including those that are test optional—still accept SAT scores. Together with high school grades, the SAT can show your potential to succeed in college or career.

Learn more about why you should take the SAT.


When is the SAT going digital?

Students testing outside the U.S. first started taking the digital SAT in spring 2023. If you’re in the U.S., whether you’re planning to take the SAT in a test center on a weekend or in school on a school day, the test will be digital starting in spring 2024.

If you took the PSAT/NMSQT this fall, you already know what to expect with the digital SAT.

If you're planning to take the digital SAT on a weekend, watch this video to find out more. 

If you're planning to take the digital SAT in school on a school day, watch this video to find out more.

Isn’t this just the same test but online?

No, College Board didn't just take the paper and pencil test and put it on the computer. We took the opportunity to make the SAT a far better test experience for you.


What’s staying the same?

  • Still measuring the knowledge and skills that matter most for college and career.
  • Still scoring the test on a 1600-point scale.
  • Still administering the test in schools or test centers with a proctor present (not at home). Test centers will continue to be open to all students, not just those enrolled in that school.
  • Still offering access to free, world-class practice resources.
  • Still supporting all students, including those who need accommodations on test day.


What’s changing?


How do I register?

Registration is open for the spring 2024 digital SAT. You can check dates and deadlines here and find a test center close to you here.

Register Now


How do I practice?

Find everything you need to start practicing and preparing for the digital SAT here.

Have more questions? We’ve got answers!

Learn more about the digital SAT here.