In March of 2016, the College Board will launch a redesigned SAT, preceded by a new PSAT in October 2015. For more information about the redesign—what they've changed, and why it matters—please visit the College Board website. The University of Arizona will accept test scores from either test (old or new), however, we encourage one over the other depending on applicant term.
Applicants for any 2016 term
Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the SAT exam by December 2015. This will ensure that we receive your test scores in plenty of time for scholarship consideration.
Applicants may provide scores from the new test offered in March 2016. We will consider applicants for scholarships as long as we receive the test scores by May 1.
For students who are taking the SAT for the first time in March: The College Board will be releasing test scores after May 1. If you qualify for a merit based scholarship based on this test score, we will send your award offer as soon as possible, but it will be after May 1.
For students who are re-taking the SAT in March: The College Board will be releasing test scores after May 1. If you qualify for a merit based scholarship, or upgraded scholarship, based on this test score, we will send your award offer as soon as possible, but it will be after May 1.
Applicants for 2017 or beyond
Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the new test.
Applicants with scores from the pre-2016 version may submit them for scholarship review.
FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
Although we encourage certain tests based on your applying term, UA wants you to be successful and will recognize either test for years to come. With information from the College Board’s "concordance table" (how scores from one version translate into the other one), we will ensure that all scores are reviewed fairly for each applicant.
Please note: Official test scores must be sent directly from testing agency.