College Board will no longer offer SAT’s optional essay and subject tests

College Board will no longer offer SAT’s optional essay and subject tests

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The SAT’s optional essay and subject tests have been stopped by the College Board.

The subject tests will still be offered for international students, but only for two more sessions — in May and June of 2021.

“As students and colleges adapt to new realities and changes to the college admissions process, College Board is making sure our programs adapt with them. We’re making some changes to reduce demands on students,” the organization said in a statement.

Students already registered for subject tests will be automatically refunded, the organization said. Those registered for the SAT essay will still be able to take the test through June 2021.

Though this change by College Board is permanent, the last few months have seen many schools temporarily step away from requiring college-readiness exams.