New York City to Offer Free SAT for Juniors

In an effort to encourage more high school students to apply to college, New York City will begin offering the SAT for free to all public school juniors, reports The New York Times.

The test will be given on a school day instead of on a Saturday, as is traditional practice.

The change will take effect in the spring of the 2016-17 school year, the Times reported. The city joins several statewide efforts to increase the number of students taking college entrance exams. The program will cost the city $1.8 million.


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