What’s Happening with College Admissions Tests?

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With schools closed, juniors and seniors who signed up to take the SAT, ACT, or are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses are wondering what to do.

College Board has cancelled the March 28 and May 2 SAT exam dates.  At the moment they still plan to administer the June 2 SAT depending on the status of school closures.  Students registered for the March or May test date will receive refunds. As students prepare for the June SAT, they are encouraged to use Khan Academy, a free test prep tool.  Khan Academy can also be used to help students home from school supplement any materials their schools may have given them to help maintain learning.

College Board is working on developing free online tools, lessons, and review sessions for students currently enrolled in AP courses to keep them on track to take AP exams.  They are also in the process of creating at home AP testing options should schools remain closed during the currently scheduled AP test dates.

Students who were planning on taking the ACT should be aware that “ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.”  ACT.org  Students will not automatically be rescheduled for the June 13 test date.  It is imperative that students/parents open any emails they receive from ACT which may contain rescheduling or refund instructions. If your child opts to not take the ACT on June 13, please know at the moment, July 18 is still a scheduled test date.  Students who wish to prepare for the ACT can take advantage of FREE ACT Practice Tests.




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