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The global onslaught of COVID-19 has triggered an infinitude of major and minor crises. A near-universal–at least for the moment–commitment to social distancing has done much to both flatten the curve and completely upend the world of education. Standardized testing feels like a small concern in the face of existential medical, economic, and social challenges. However, planning actively for the future when the present feels so static is just common sense. This is to say that many students across the United States would absolutely love (relative term, obviously) to sit for an official ACT as soon as possible. The unfortunate but completely reasonable cancellation of both the April ACT and May SAT has left many high school juniors and even some seniors feeling behind in their admissions timeline. The pain of missed test dates hits those who worked diligently to prepare particularly hard. We know the SAT will not be…

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***NOTE: As of February 2019, New York hosts ACT test centers. We’re still waiting on July though…*** Just when you thought being a New Yorker represented the pinnacle of human achievement, you learn that the other 49 states enjoy privileges denied the Empire State. We’re not just talking about tax policy here. Of all the states in the Union, New York is the only one with no ACT test centers in February or July. Considering that the ACT is administered in New York every April, June, September, October, and December, you might not lament the loss of yet another test date. In practice, however, many juniors see February as an ideal time to test due to their academic and extracurricular schedules. So why are we New Yorkers locked into the International Test Date calendar while the rest of the United States, Canada, and even Guam get to test during the…

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