There are a number of changes that will affect more than 3.2 million high school juniors set to graduate in 2017 who plan to attend college. High school juniors and their families need to be aware of changes to the PSAT, SAT and ACT; the growing number of test optional schools; and the upcoming changes to financial aid.

Test Changes for PSAT, SAT and ACT

The first big change that hit the class of 2017 actually occurred in October 2015 with the new PSAT which introduced high school students to the format of the upcoming redesigned SAT. Among other changes, the new test has an additional 35 minutes tagged on to the length of prior PSAT exams. In March 2016 the