Here is an overview of the changes to college admissions for this upcoming fall, as of today. I will continue to provide updates periodically as changes emerge. Please contact me with any questions.
A number of colleges have gone test-optional, some for the high school class of 2021 ONLY as of now. Here is a running list of those schools. (You can find a list of all test-optional schools at Fairtest.org.)
College Admission Status Update Tool
As a service to students and families, the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has created a tool that compiles in one place campus changes to college admission due to the coronavirus outbreak. With information submitted by more than 900 colleges and universities, the tool includes changes to deposit and decision deadlines, admission events, and more. Click here to access NACAC’s College Admission Status Update tool.
The May and June test dates have now been canceled. The College Board plans to hold weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. Currently, the upcoming test dates are:
- August 29
- September – NEW, date TBA
- October 3
- November 7
- December 5
Students can register for these test dates starting in May and will be contacted directly by the College Board once they have the exact date. Students who registered for June and those in the high school class of 2021 who do not have SAT scores will have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations.For each administration, the College Board is preparing to significantly expand its capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen.
To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy® continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at khanacademy.org/sat.
Click to see Covid-19 updates from the SAT.
As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT will offer its June and July national test dates as scheduled and will additionally provide makeup test dates for June and July. The makeup test date for the June 13 national test date will be June 20, and the makeup test date for the July 18 test date will be July 25. ACT will work with individual national test centers should they need to reschedule to the makeup test date and students will be notified in advance. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date.
In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT test in late fall/early winter 2020, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option as part of its national testing program. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the at-home testing option, and ACT is considering other ways to address access and equity issues.
Click to read ACT’s announcement.