College Board Cancels March SAT In Many Locations

As you no doubt have heard, College Board has cancelled this Saturday’s SAT in many locations affected by the coronavirus. This is a hardship and disappointment to so many students who have been practicing tirelessly to prepare for the test. It is also possible that future tests, such as the April ACT, may be impacted.

Here are steps to take:

  1. If you are not sure if your high school has/will cancel a test, check the website of the school where you have been assigned to take the test. The College Board listing will take longer to update because there are so many cancellations across the country, so it won’t necessarily be accurate.
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    Check with your test site if you were planning to take the SAT on March 14. Many locations have cancelled.

  2. Check your College Board account to see if you have been reassigned a test site, or assigned a future date. College Board is saying they may come up with alternative dates but it is not clear when or how this might work given the likelihood that the virus will continue to spread in the coming weeks.
  3. Be sure to check your email regularly including your SPAM folder so you don’t miss important announcements from test providers.
  4. If you are an ACT test taker, check your account there as well in the coming weeks.

Remember, that the preparation you have completed to date will serve you well whenever you take the test, and you can always review again before your test. Also, college admission professionals are also trying to figure out how to handle the implications of the coronavirus, however, we can expect that they will be understanding of the challenges you are facing.

We will keep you posted as we learn more and will post updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as our blog.


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