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Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues:

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us after yesterday’s challenging launch of ACT’s MyACT registration site. We’ve heard your stories: students finding fall dates full, students receiving automatic re-registrations at sites in other states, and students who ought to have been re-registered simply canceled with no refund or further direction.

We read every word you send us and appreciate your communications. We only wish we could help solve your problems immediately, and we’re continuing to work with families on finding a path forward.

Here’s what we know:

  1. Some testing sites still have seats for September/October, but most are now full, including those close to Chicago, New York, or Boston (though there are a few options on Long Island and near Philadelphia for October dates).
  2. There are still plenty of sites available for December and on; students can register for any test date through July 2021.
  3. Students are no longer seeing wait times to register on MyACT and should be able to log in immediately.
  4. ACT may add additional test sites in the fall, but nothing is guaranteed.
  5. College Board currently has seats available to take the SAT at several schools in Chicagoland for September and in Chicagoland, Boston region, and New York City metropolitan area for October.
  6. Your frustration is part of a growing national narrative.

Please continue to share your experiences with us, and we’ll continue to gather information and share strategic insights as we gain them. For students that did take the ACT on July 18th, ACT has begun to release scores. Students can find them in their MyACT account.

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

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