Dear Academic Approach Families and Colleagues:

The long-awaited update from ACT has arrived, but it was unfortunately not good news for many students. Nationwide, many of the July testing sites were canceled or had their capacities reduced displacing students eager to test. As we look back on the last few months, this is now our third ACT national Saturday test date impacted and seventh if you include SAT test administrations. We are all left with many unknowns, and no one is more impacted than our students.

Here is what we do know:

Some students have been able to move to new testing sites. The ACT has extended testing changes to tomorrow, July 1st, to allow student to move to locations still available. This will not happen automatically, and local testing sites are reduced. While options are limited, we encourage you to reach out to ACT directly as they will have the most up-to-date availability (319-337-1270). Cautionary note: the wait time may be hours.

For those who are unable to test in July, the ACT has added multiple new test administrations for September and October. Registration will open at the end of July and students are allowed, dare we say encouraged, to register for multiple administrations.


  • Saturday, September 12
  • Sunday, September 13
  • Saturday, September 19


  • Saturday, October 10
  • Saturday, October 17
  • Saturday, October 24
  • Sunday, October 25

For our students ready to test, this is yet another challenge in the long road that has been School Year 2019-2020. We will continue to update you as we learn more and work to strategize for each student’s unique and challenging timeline. We wish nothing more than to have safe and consistent testing this fall.

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