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To support its High School College Access for All initiative, the NYC DOE will offer the SAT free of charge to all public school high school students during the school day the spring of their junior year, starting in the 2016-17 school year.

This College Board program, called SAT School Day, addresses equity gaps among students preparing for and taking critical college entrance exams.

The city will also offer the PSAT 10 to all public school sophomores.

SAT School Day

On SAT School Day, New York City juniors will take the SAT at their school during the school day, at no charge. The citywide administration takes place March 21, 2018.

SAT School Day Benefits:

  • Weekday testing doesn’t interfere with weekend work or family obligations.
  • Students don’t have to find transportation or locate an unfamiliar testing site.
  • Student test in a familiar location with familiar staff.

By giving all students access to this globally recognized college admission test, the program creates a college-going culture in schools. SAT School Day lets students use College Board programs for college access, including college application fee waivers and Student Search Service®.

PSAT 10 for Sophomores

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the PSAT 10 will be offered to all 10th graders in the spring, at no cost. The citywide test administration window is March 12−23, 2018.

Like SAT School Day, offering all students the PSAT 10 creates a college-going culture and expands college access by:

  • Giving students early exposure to this type of assessment
  • Encouraging conversation in school and at home about college planning
  • Identifying students likely to succeed in AP
  • Connecting test takers to scholarship and recognition programs
  • Connecting test takers to colleges, through Student Search Service

Note: The PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 are the same test, offered at different times of year. The PSAT/NMSQT is only offered in the fall. The National Merit Scholarship Program uses only the PSAT/NMSQT―not the PSAT 10―to screen candidates for scholarships.

Resources for Educators

  • For Educators: Find information, tools, and resources to prepare students for the assessments and get them ready for college.
  • Accessing Scores: Learn how to access scores on the integrated score reporting portal and get important news about benchmarks and percentiles.
  • Score Resources: Find resources for when and where to get scores, items to share with students and families, and information on understanding and using scores
  • SAT School Day: Learn how SAT School Day works, and watch a video about how it benefits students.
  • NYCDOE SAT School Day: Learn about this NYCDOE initiative and how to prepare for the upcoming administration.
  • NYCDOE Educator Resources: If you’re a NYCDOE school educator, access this page for important ordering and implementation guides on the NYCDOE intranet.

Resources for Students and Parents

  • Khan Academy: Every student worldwide can access high-quality test practice for free. Get the inside scoop on the SAT, and build your personalized practice plan today.
  • Daily Practice App for the SAT: Make practice part of your routine―any place, any time. Answer a question a day on the free Daily Practice for the New SAT app for immediate feedback.
  • BigFuture™: Visit this college planning website for tips, guidance, and stories from real students about how they found and got into their college.
  • CollegeGo App: This free app guides you find, apply to, and get into the right college for you.
  • Student Search Service: When you take the SAT or any SAT Suite of Assessment test, you can opt in to this free program. It connects you with U.S. colleges and universities looking for students like you.