The COVID-19 dominoes keep falling. As most public and private institutions close or revert to remote working protocols for the foreseeable future, events that require large groups of people to assemble are being cancelled months in advance. Just moments after the April 2020 ACT was officially cancelled, the May 2020 SAT followed suit:
In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled March 28) are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds.
The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations. We’ll be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college. We have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020, SAT administration and will continue to assess its status with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority. The College Board is working with local partners, and we’ll soon share information about weekday school-based administrations this spring of the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.
While the June 2020 SAT may still run, test takers will not automatically be registered for that administration. Also note that Advanced Placement exams are still expected to be offered in May, though perhaps remotely:
The AP Program is finalizing streamlined AP Exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. We’re working to give every AP student the opportunity to claim the college credit they’ve earned. The AP Program will communicate the details of these additional solutions to educators and students by March 20.
Stay tuned to the College Board Coronavirus Updates page for additional information and details. And bear in mind that this too shall pass. Don’t let an immediate crisis, even one as global as COVID-19, harm your future plans. Current 11th graders planning to attend college after graduation should absolutely try to earn their target SAT, ACT, and AP test scores by the end of this academic year. When life gives you lemons in the form of school closings and cancelled sports, clubs, and activities, make lemonade by using your new free time to work towards your very best scores. We know how to make live online prep as meaningful and impactful as live in-person, so get in touch with us to talk about finding success in the era of social distancing!