SAT‌ ‌and‌ ‌ACT‌ ‌Cancellations‌

SAT‌ ‌and‌ ‌ACT‌ ‌Cancellations‌

Coronavirus cancelations seem to be coming in from all directions – schools, weddings, concerts, even the Olympics have either been canceled or rescheduled. The SAT and ACT are no exception. It’s likely that your spring test schedule (along with your other schedules) looks very different now than it did a week ago. With updates coming in on a rolling basis from testing organizations and colleges, it’s important to stay informed. Check your email regularly, create a system for organizing important information, and stay in touch with your counselor.

SAT Updates

  • The May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration has been canceled.
  • The June 6, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration is still scheduled. However, CollegeBoard will continue to assess health and safety recommendations and provide updates to registered students as soon as possible in case of changes.
  • Refunds will be issued to students who are registered for canceled test dates.
  • College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.

ACT Updates

  • ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

AP Exam Updates

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home.
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.
  • The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3. We’ll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

IB Exam Updates

  • The May 2020 examinations scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme candidates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Depending on what they registered for, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the programmes.

UC Admission Updates

  • Suspending the letter grade requirement for A-G course requirements completed in winter/spring/summer 2020 for all students, including UC’s most recently admitted freshmen
  • Suspending the standardized test requirement for students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission.
  • No rescission of student admissions offers that result from students or schools missing official final transcript deadlines. Also, admission will be honored through the first day of class until official documents are received by campuses.
  • For transfer students, temporarily suspending the cap on the number of transferable units with Pass/No Pass grading applied toward the minimum 60 semester/90 quarter units required for junior standing.


Take Action

The good news is you will have time to take the SAT or ACT before college deadlines. We may also see more colleges becoming test optional as a result of this spring. The full impact of these cancelations and other changes on college admission won’t be known for some time. Meanwhile, stay healthy and stay safe and stay connected (virtually) with your school and friends. You – Generation Z, more than any generation – have the tools, ability, and creativity to make something extraordinary out of these strange circumstances.

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