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Test-optional or remote testing; which will it be?

Posted by Jed Applerouth, PhD on March 27, 2020 in Admissions, COVID-19 Updates, Featured, Jed Said

COVID-19 forces colleges and testing agencies to adapt – and quickly.

In the wake of April and May ACT/SAT test cancellations, students across the country have shifted their preparation towards the June tests. In the short time since the April and May cancellations were announced, a number of colleges have issued temporary changes in testing policy to accommodate affected students. Schools on this list include Tufts, Boston University and Case Western for the class of 2021, and for the Georgia University system for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters. If June arrives and students cannot yet safely gather for an in-person test, the College Board and ACT, Inc. may have no choice but to make their tests available for remote administration. Further delays (until August for the SAT or July or September for the ACT) will otherwise lead many more schools to suspend their SAT and ACT requirement for admissions.

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