Just like everything else in our world, the testing landscape is shifting by the day! The University of California & CalState campuses and many other colleges will offer “test optional” applications for Class of 2021, but here are the latest updates for SAT & ACT testing for students to consider.
College Board has officially announced the cancellation of all June 2020 SAT exams. SAT plans to resume testing in August 2020 and then offer testing EVERY SINGLE MONTH THEREAFTER – August, September, October, November and December 2020. (https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates)
ACT was expected to do something similar, but in their latest announcement yesterday, they stated they plan to offer the June and July ACT’s on site, but will have some “flexible scheduling” (staggered schedules) to keep the numbers down, from our understanding. Starting in late Fall 2020, they plan to roll out an “at-home” official ACT experience that is computer-based. ACT had already planned this seismic change prior to the pandemic, but the COVID-19 situation is causing some adjustments into late fall.
Remember, “test optional” does not mean “test blind,” so if you do have the opportunity to show off a high score, you should take it! If you aren’t happy with your score or you aren’t able to test due to scheduling, then “test optional” means you will have the freedom to opt NOT to submit scores to many colleges. We will continue posting updates as time goes on.
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