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Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

Many of you have shared your experiences with the challenges of ACT registration for fall testing. We understand, share these frustrations with these challenges, and hope to help in whatever ways we can. Some points of focus:

Registration for 2020-2021 test dates was shut down yesterday afternoon after the system was overwhelmed, and is scheduled to re-open tomorrow at noon (or at least ACT will provide an update at that time).

There are eight potential dates to take the ACT this fall, six of which will likely provide scores in advance of most early decision deadlines in November.

Scores from the July ACT test should be returned this week (once the new ACT system is back up!), which will help determine need for re-testing this fall.

The priority is to provide opportunities for rising seniors to test. Juniors who hoped to test early should consider testing in December and later to open up spaces for seniors. It is also possible that ACT will be working to limit these fall administrations to seniors only.

Too Many Testers
ACT has had issues with test center closures for the June and July test dates. These closures (along with the wholesale cancellation of the April test date), mean there are many more students needing to test this fall than is typical. Along with the additional test dates, ACT is still seeking to add test sites. ACT may also prioritize registration for rising seniors and those whose tests were canceled in the spring and summer; we’ll let you know if we hear more on this option.

What’s Next
We will continue to research and share registration information with you as we acquire it. We will also keep our focus on ensuring that students are maintaining academic progress and pushing themselves to advance into next year’s coursework.
Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO

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