For 2015, the PSAT and SAT underwent the biggest change in 30 years.

Back in early October, students in tenth and eleventh grade at The Gregory School  filed into the gymnasium to take the dreaded PSAT. The test took around four hours, including a break for students to stand up and eat a snack.

Students across the nation were told that their scores would be available sometime during late November, but these scores were delayed until early January due to unknown reasons.

Previously, the SAT was comprised of two math sections, a reading section, a grammar section, and an essay, but the College Board decided for 2015 to drop the essay section and reduce the possible points from 2400 to 1600. Additionally, the College Board decided to remove a penalty for answering a question incorrectly.

The College Board has since returned scores to students, which could either be a bad thing or a good thing depending on your score.

Here are some tips: The College Board offers a book with techniques to solving the new problems which includes four full-length tests, which is a very helpful tool when studying and getting a feel as to how much time you have per question.