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Debuting March 2016 – the New SAT!

Randall Hinson, Young Adult Librarian, Felipe de Neve Branch Library,

Studying for, and taking, the SAT has always been nerve-racking, but starting in March 2016, it’s going to be even more confusing. That’s because the biggest redesign of the test in 30 years is making its debut – and if you’re taking the SAT in May 2016 or later, you’re going to be among the first group of students to tackle it.

So how are you supposed to know what to expect? You can’t ask older siblings or friends about the test, because no one has ever taken the New SAT before! Luckily, the Los Angeles Public Library, in partnership with the Princeton Review, has got your back.

This January and February, throughout the Los Angeles area, library branches near you will be hosting seminars explaining all the changes to the test - those you'll love AND those you won't! The seminars are free, but space is limited, so you’ll want to call and reserve your seat ASAP. Below is a list of the dates, times, and locations of our upcoming “What is new about the 2016 SAT?” seminars:

January 23 – 10:00 am – West Valley Regional Branch
19036 Vanowen Street

Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 345-9806

January 30 – 1:00 pm – Westchester Loyola Village Branch
7114 W. Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 348-1096

February 6 – 11:00 am – Eagle Rock Branch
5027 Caspar Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 258-8078

February 6 – 12:00 pm – Felipe de Neve Branch
2820 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 384-7676

February 17 – 4:00 pm – Angeles Mesa Branch
2700 W. 52nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 292-4328

February 27 – 11:00 am – Pio Pico Koreatown Branch
694 S. Oxford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 368-7647

But, that’s not all! The Los Angeles Public Library, in partnership with the Princeton Review, is having many, many seminars and practice tests to prepare you for college. It’s all part of our “Student Smart” program series. All this spring, library branches near you will be hosting PSAT, ACT, and SAT practice tests, as well as seminars on filling out FAFSA applications, writing personal statements, test taking strategies, and more. To find a complete list of events, locations, dates, and times, head over to or call (213) 228-7370 for more information.

And good luck (though with your hard work and the Los Angeles Public Library’s help, you probably won’t need it)!