The Redesigned SAT Policy

The College Board has redesigned the format of the SAT to place more emphasis on the knowledge you have gained while in high school. The redesigned exam, which reverts back to the original 1600-point scale, took effect March 5, 2016. Students entering college in the fall of 2017 will be the first cohort to sit for the exam. The redesigned format consists of 14 subsections divided between two main sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math. Section scores range from 200-800. The total score will range from 400-1600.

What you need to know when applying to The College of New Rochelle:

Will The College of New Rochelle accept scores from the previous version of the SAT? Yes. If you took the exam prior to the launch of the updated version in March 2016, the College will accept those scores. 

How will my score compare to the previous version of the SAT? Once two cohorts of the redesigned SAT have been administered, the College Board will supply all college admission offices with concordance tables to accurately reflect the old score vs. the new score. It is anticipated this will be available in May 2016.

Can I “super score” my test exams? Some students may take the old SAT prior to the launch of the redesigned version, in which case, they will not be able to super score their exams. It is recommended, though, that you submit both sets of scores for the College to review.

Will I need to submit the optional essay section in order to complete my application? No, The College of New Rochelle will not require you to submit the essay section to complete your application for admission. However, we do recommend that you do complete that section. If you perform well on that section, the scores can be used in your favor for a positive admission decision. If you do not perform well, it is not required that you submit that section.

How do I register for the SAT? You can register for the SAT online by clicking here. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create a College Board account, which will provide you access to registration and scores once they are available.