News Brief: SAT rescheduled

Will Berger, Contributing Writer

In the wake of superstorm Sandy, the November SAT was postponed to November 17 for many students in the New York and New Jersey area, including some of the students in Schreiber. Twenty test centers closed and eighty-eight colleges and universities extended their early action dates or expressed flexibility in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“While I was initially excited that the SAT was postponed, it later became evident that a postponement would be detrimental,” said senior John Meyer. “With no power, the extra work, and crew practice after school, I was left with very little or no time to do extra studying for the SAT.”

This change caused complications for seniors other than just the change in date. The November SAT is the last exam that can be sent as part of an early action or decision application. Most colleges were accommodating with the postponed deadline. For example, Columbia University, allowed students to submit SAT II Subject Tests after the postponed date, but did not allow students to apply early decision if November would be the first time taking the SAT. With the SAT being postponed, it created anxiety for many seniors applying to schools early action.