The College Board announced this morning that they have cancelled the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Tests. “In response to COVID-19, we’re canceling the May 2 SAT, as well as March makeup exams. We will provide additional SAT testing opportunities as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations.”
The ACT followed suit, cancelling the April administration of its test.
Students should not worry about these cancellations, as they are a precautionary measure. As COVID-19 continues to spread exponentially, precautionary measures such as the cancellation of large gatherings, including standardized tests, are the most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus.
Spring cancellations will most affect juniors who have not yet taken the SAT or ACT, or who were depending on spring test dates as an opportunity to earn their goal score.
These students, especially, should take advantage of the extra time they now have to study, and focus all of their energy on preparing for their next exam date, whenever that may be!
College Board and ACT will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations, and students don’t want to be caught off guard when these tests are announced.