As news around the United States continues to pour in about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the two largest college placement examination groups in the country have announced that they will be rescheduling or canceling upcoming testing dates.
In a statement released on its website Monday, the ACT's noted that their exam scheduled for April 4th, 2020, would be postponed until June 13th. A notice appearing on the ACT's website at this time states:
"The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 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."
Also, on Monday, the CollegeBoard announced the cancelation of the March 14th makeup SAT (scheduled for March 28th, 2020) exam as well as the May 2nd, 2020 regular SAT exam. As of their most recent update, the CollegeBoard States:
"In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled.
Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds."
For more information from both the ACT and CollegeBoard's handling of the COVID-19 situation, see resources each has put forth to help guide current and future registrants.