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New SAT Test Format, Feb. 5th

By Admin, 02/03/16, 1:45PM CST


Informed Athlete with Rick Allen

Registration for new SAT Test Format

Friday, February 5, is the regular registration deadline for the next SAT test, which will be the first test in the new SAT format.

For the purposes of the NCAA Division I sliding scale, you may already know that it’s possible to combine the subscores from different test dates to achieve a score that will make you a Division I Qualifier. (For example, the verbal score from the October 3 SAT test could be combined with the math score from the November 7 SAT test for your NCAA Qualifier score.)

However, with the implementation of the new SAT test format starting, it will NOT be possible to combine a section score from the previous SAT format (taken prior to March 2016) with a score from the new redesigned test format. Only section scores from the same version of the test will be able to be combined for the purpose of NCAA eligibility.

If you have questions about qualifying test scores, or other aspects of the NCAA freshman eligibility requirements, contact us at rick at, or 913-766-1235.

Rick Allen was one of the first full time NCAA compliance directors in the country and worked on-campus at two major Division I universities for over 25 years before starting Informed Athlete in 2008.

Because of his many years of hands-on experience working with and interpreting the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rules, he has a thorough understanding of how they work, how they are implemented, and how they overlap.