For many college graduates, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was a burdensome exam that had to be taken to be admitted into a 4-year university straight out of high school. Many share the experience of waking up early on a Saturday morning to take this all-important test, which generally lasted 3 to 4 hours and was born on paper with #2 pencils.

However, the SAT—like other standardized tests, such as the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)—has come under scrutiny in recent years, and a growing number of institutions no longer require it. 

In the face of the growing body of criticism against the SAT, administrators recently announced that the exam would soon shift to a digital format. Additionally, the SAT will now be only 2 hours long, and—while students have to take the exam at a supervised testing site—they can use their computers or tablets.

These changes will go into effect in the U.S. beginning in 2024, though the test will be digitized everywhere else by 2023.

"The digital SAT will be easier to take, easier to give, and more relevant," said Priscilla Rodriguez, the New York City College Board's VP of College Readiness Assessments. "We're not simply putting the current SAT on a digital platform. We're taking full advantage of what delivering an assessment digitally makes possible."

Once this news broke, social media users began sharing their thoughts on the revamp. Let's see what Twitter had to say about the news that the SAT is going digital soon.