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Update on Managing ACT and SAT Schedule Changes in GuidedPath Due to COVID19

April 20, 2020

The testing landscape continues to shift daily. SAT announced their June test is cancelled.  Many colleges are announcing a test optional policy for SAT subjects for 2021 and beyond. The big hold out right now is ACT.  The June ACT has not been cancelled yet.  But who will come to a test in June when schools have been closed down from March? The latest news for SAT/ACT test are:

ACT
  • June 13 test date still scheduled
  • Fall will introduce online testing option
  • Fall will offer testing by section only
  • Fall will offer automatic superscoring by ACT
SAT
  • June 6 test date cancelled
  • Test added for September, 2020
  • If schools still closed in fall, plans are underway to offer an at home SAT test
SAT Subjects

The following colleges have stated they do not require, but will consider, SAT Subject test scores:

  • Middlebury
  • Hamilton
  • Brown
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Dartmouth

Surprisingly, these colleges have stated the will no longer consider SAT Subject test scores.  So if students submit them, they won’t even be looked at:

  • Swarthmore
  • Amherst
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
  • Harvey Mudd
Detailed List

If you want to see the details of which colleges require, recommend and consider SAT Subject tests.  See the list at Compass Test Preparation.


Student Testing Schedules Significantly Changed due to COVID

In the past two weeks, there have been many changes to the ACT, SAT  and AP upcoming test schedules.  ACT and  – including date changes and cancellations.  The current status of the tests is:

ACT
  • US:  April 4 test has been rescheduled to June 13 | Update:  Students can reschedule for June or a later date.
  • International: April 3 and 4 dates are rescheduled to June 12 and 13. | Update:  July 17 and 18 dates available.
SAT
  • March 28 test (makeup for March 14) cancelled
  • March 25 school day administration postponed
  • May 2 test cancelled
  • June 6 test- not canceled yet
AP
  • Two different testing dates for online, at home testing will be provided | Update:  AP exams are May 11-22.  Make up exams offered in June.  See more details in Cyndy’s Blog.
  • Additional testing information will be available by April 3.  |  Update:  Details on which subjects are offered, security and more.  See details in Cyndy’s Blog.

Please check with the testing organization for the official updates – the news is changing often.  Most importantly, keep track of what happens with the June 2020 testing schedule.


How do you update your GuidedPath test schedule?

This is why GuidedPath was designed with the counselor in mind.  Each student will need a personalized testing schedule.  You can update in the student profile.

  1. Use the “Add a New Test” button!
  2. Tests > Schedule a Test by Date > Add a New Test

Want to delete a test from your GuidedPath test schedule?

  1. Use the “remove from schedule” option:
  2. Tests > My Tests > click on a upcoming test > Remove from Schedule