SAT and ACT Covid-19 Updates

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that you are healthy and managing during this unprecedented crisis.  As we move forward towards summer and the beginning of the application season, there are still many unknowns about standardized testing.  Many colleges are offering a test-optional pathway for the high school class of 2021.  However, many students are still intending to take the tests.  Here is the latest information regarding test cancellations due to Covid-19 from the CollegeBoard and ACT websites.  Schedule an appointment with Christine to discuss your best college and standardized testing plan.

COLLEGEBOARD INFO: https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

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To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020.

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If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

Students can register for these administrations starting in May. We’ll contact students directly during the week of May 26 to provide an exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.

For each administration, we’re preparing to significantly expand our capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. We’re calling on our member schools and colleges, as well as local communities, to provide additional test center capacity so every student who wants to take the SAT can do so.

Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:

  • Already registered for June
  • In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores

 

ACT Testing Amid COVID-19: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in profound ways. We understand the many frustrations and fears you are likely facing, including the uncertainty associated with potential closings of test centers administering the ACT. Please be assured the health and safety of students and testing staff is our top priority.

ACT is closely working with test site administrators and monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state government, and local public health guidelines. We are preparing to support test centers who are cleared to administer the ACT on June 13, 2020.

During the week of May 26, we will notify students and announce all test center closures and cancelations for the June 13 test date. However, as ACT and other agencies navigate ongoing developments, testing at any test center is subject to change at any time between now and June 13, 2020.

You may receive a notification from your school about the status of testing. Please note you will also receive an official notification from ACT with important instructions and next steps.

We encourage you to check back for the latest updates and resources or view the Frequently Asked Questions below.

If at any time you prefer to move your ACT registration to the July 18, 2020 ACT national test, you may change your registration, without a change fee, by signing into your account.

If you have any additional questions, please contact help@act.org.

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