If you have a junior in high school who wants to attend college, they may have to take the SAT or ACT in order apply to colleges this fall.
The SAT has been cancelled until further notice while the ACT has rescheduled their exam to June 13.
The AP program is finalizing AP exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May.
If your child has not taken the SAT/ACT yet, this may change their study plan or possibly give them less opportunities to retake the exam if they don’t get a score high enough to get into the colleges and universities they want to attend.
If you’re really concerned your kid is not going to test well on the SAT or ACT anyway, you may want to consider having them apply to colleges that don’t require the exam. These are called Test-Optional Colleges.
I’m working with a few students like this where almost none of the colleges they’re looking at require the SAT or ACT.
Chapman University, Indiana University Bloomington, and University of Chicago are among the most recent colleges to adopt this policy even before the pandemic.
Here’s an article with SAT & ACT updates:
SAT and ACT College Tests Canceled Because of Virus Fears
“Spring dates for college admissions tests are being rescheduled or postponed amid concerns about the coronavirus, while high school seniors may be allowed to take Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit from home.
The groups that give both the ACT and SAT tests announced Monday that they’re putting off the next nationwide examinations.
The April 4 ACT test has been rescheduled for June 13 while the May 2 SAT has been canceled.
The spring tests are typically prime dates for high school juniors planning to apply to colleges the next fall.
No testing now could mean some students can’t take tests multiple times to try to get higher scores.
The spring tests are typically prime dates for high school juniors planning to apply to colleges the next fall
No testing now could mean some students can’t take tests multiple times to try to get higher scores.”
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