In response to the recent misprint in the June 6th, 2015 official SAT exam, the College Board has offered a free retake of the test to those who were affected by the error. The College Board has decided to “[waive] the fee for the October SAT administration” after they received numerous calls from upset students and parents about the timing mistake. The testing company has yet to specify how students can register for the free retake, nor whether students will have the option to nullify their June scores.
Hanaki Sato, a rising senior at George Washington High School, says that the College Board is being “very responsible.” But at the same time, she doesn’t “know what else College Board could’ve done about [the error].”
While it’s good news that students have another chance at tackling the SAT, they also need to be careful not to take the test more than three times, which is often the recommended number of attempts for the exam. The additional attempt may or may not affect students negatively, so it’s best for them to contact the colleges of their choice to make sure taking the October test doesn’t hurt their chances of acceptance.
College Board’s official response: https://lp.collegeboard.org/information-regarding-the-saturday-june-6-sat-administration