Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

I hope you had a restful long weekend. With canceled test dates in the spring, many students are eagerly awaiting their opportunity to take the ACT or SAT. As states begin to open up, ACT, College Board, and specific testing sites are all keeping a close eye on how to safely administer the tests.

SAT Updates
The College Board has finally released information on SAT test registration for fall dates. They plan to open registration tomorrow evening, May 28th, prioritizing rising seniors who were unable to test in the spring. Students without a spring test score or who were registered for June will be able to register early for the August 29, September 26, and October 3 test dates; registration will open for all other students soon. College Board has provided more info here.

ACT Updates
ACT is due this week to release updated information on the June 13th test. They have indicated that individual test sites will assess their ability to safely host a test site with state and local regulations around social distancing and with student health in mind. ACT will provide direct communication to registered students via email to their web account or a physical letter. They are also offering a makeup test date a week later–so we’ll be watching to see how test sites address this challenge. Should a test site cancel the June test date, students will have their next at-bat on July 18 for the ACT. Students can register for that test until June 19.

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO