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College Planning During COVID-19

College Planning during COVID-19:
Test Updates and Campus Resources 


This spring has brought unprecedented shifts to your child's educational experience. As parents ourselves at StudyPoint, we understand the challenge of providing support and guidance for your child in a rapidly changing academic environment.  

To simplify your spring and summer planning, we've broken down which national testing dates have or have not changed, as well as resources for keeping your junior engaged and inspired during the college application process. 

Test dates are still subject to change, so we encourage you to continue checking the official SAT, ACT, and AP websites for updates. 

SAT and SAT Subject Tests 

  • May 2Canceled. Students who have already registered for the May 2 SAT or SAT Subject Tests will receive refunds. 
  • June 6 - Canceled. In May, students registered for June can transfer their registration to one of the fall SAT administrations for free. Students who want to cancel their SAT registration instead can get a refund by contacting Customer Service.
  • August 29 (anticipated) - Still scheduled. Both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests will be offered. Registration will open in May for the August, September, and October SATs. Class of 2021 students who were already registered for the June test and don’t yet have SAT scores will be given priority. 
  • New Test Date on September 26  - After canceling the June test date in April, the College Board announced that they would provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26th and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5. The College Board also announced that if schools do not reopen in the fall, they would plan to administer the SAT digitally, at-home, as they are currently doing for AP Exams.
You can visit the College Board's COVID-19 Updates page for more information. 

ACT

  • April 4 - Canceled. Students who have already registered for the April 4 ACT will have the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a refund.  
  • June 13 - Still scheduled. ACT is planning on holding the ACT test nationwide this day.
    • Registration Deadline: May 8 
    • Projected Score Release: June 23  
  • July 18 - Still scheduledACT is planning on holding the ACT this day in all states except for New York.
    • Registration Deadline: June 19
    • Projected Score Release: July 28

AP Exams

  • May 4 through May 15 Will take place online. AP Exams will still be held from May 4-8 and May 11-15. Any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. 
    • The test will be a 45-minute online test with free-response questions
    • The test will have no multiple-choice questions 
    • We encourage you to continue checking the AP Updates Page for further information. AP Central is projecting to release full exam schedule, specific free-response question types, and additional testing details by April 3.

Continuing the College Search 

Your family trips to college campuses over a spring break may have been canceled this spring as COVID-19 closed down campuses nationwide. The on-campus experience is tough to recreate, but there are a couple tools that may help your child stay engaged and excited about the college search: 
 
  • YouVisit Campus Experience -  YouVisit.com allows your child to experience 1000+ colleges and universities through 360° tours on your browser or through virtual reality. 
  • CollegeSimply Search Tool - CollegeSimply.com is a data-driven tool to allow your child to filter and discover schools based on their current student profile. 
  • NACAC Admissions Update Tracker - This resource from The National Association for College Admission Counseling tracks admissions changes made by major college and university admissions offices in response to COVID-19. 

Page last updated April 27, 2020.

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