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Redesigned SAT

In March, 2016, the College Board launched a redesigned version of the SAT.  The College Board has created a comprehensive site about the redesigned SAT including how to prepare for the test and how to submit your scores to colleges.

Starting with 2017 applicants, Lewis & Clark College will accept both the redesigned SAT and the old SAT.

  • Superscoring: we will consider your highest section scores from within each test platform. We will not superscore between the redesigned SAT and the old SAT.
  • Concordance tables: We will compare your scores using tables developed by the College Board to determine your highest scores on either the old SAT or the redesigned SAT. You can also use this new tool to compare redesigned SAT scores to old SATs scores.
  • Essay section: The essay section of the redesigned SAT is now optional, and we do not require this section for applicants. If you do submit your writing section score, we will store it in our database but it will not factor into your admission decision.
  • Official scores: We require scores directly from the College Board or from your high school as official scores.
  • SAT subject exams: We do not require any SAT subject exams.
  • Merit-based scholarships: Lewis & Clark offers merit-based scholarships and we use officially-submitted scores as one factor in considering these awards, unless a student applies using out Test-Optional Portfolio Path.

If you have any questions about the redesigned SAT, please contact your Lewis & Clark admissions counselor.