Is your SAT exam cancelled from Coronavirus?

Here’s what to do next…

If you’re reading this, then you, like thousands of other students and parents, probably recently found out that the March SAT isn’t happening in your area. Or maybe you aren’t sure whether or not your testing center is closed or not. You might have some questions around what happens next (and what to do if your SAT has been cancelled). Below are answers to some frequently asked questions that we’ve seen floating around.

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Is my city affected? How will I know?

In addition, some testing centers in the US will be closed due to school and state-wide cancellations. Because these cancellations are happening on a school-by-school basis, it’s best to check at the College Board’s site here to see if your testing site has been affected.

Remember that the College Board website isn’t being updated in real time, however. They are also sending out emails directly to parents and students about test cancellations, so make sure that you check your email as well.

When will I be able to make up the SAT?

If your test was scheduled during a school day in the US, it’s likely that it’ll be administered once school is back in session, although at this point we don’t have confirmation of this one way or the other.

In some areas, testing centers have closed and there simply aren’t enough seats for all the students who were already registered. If your test has been cancelled, you will receive notice (and a refund) from the College Board.

International students: right now the College Board is operating under the assumption that the August international test will still be administered. This is likely the next date you’ll be able to take the test.

For US students: if your registration was cancelled, your best bet is to go ahead and register for the June SAT.

I need the SAT for admissions/scholarships/other. What do I do?

To find their contact information, your best bet will be to look directly on the admissions website or scholarship website. Remember to make your email professional and polite!

What about April school day SAT? The May and June SAT?

Right now, we aren’t sure how long it will be until things get back to normal. Our advice would be to go ahead and register for the exam in June and study as if you’re planning to take whatever test you’re signed up for. Make sure to check with the College Board as we get closer to test day to make sure that the administration hasn’t been cancelled.

What do I do now?

I feel like I’m ready for my SAT. Do I need to keep studying?

How to improve your SAT score while you’re stuck inside:

Here are a few reasons why Everydae is worth checking out:

  • Students can study in as little as 10 minutes a day
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Lastly, if you’re nervous or upset about all of this, remember that everyone is in the same boat as you. The SAT can always be made up. Your health is priority number one right now.

This post was written by Laura Hubbard, Everydae’s Director of Academics. Laura has 10,000+ hours of tutoring and tutor-training experience. She was previously Director of Academics for the adaptive learning product ORION, directed curriculum creation at AJ Tutoring, and was a course writer at Chegg and manager at The Princeton Review.

Everydae is a self-paced digital tutor for high school students that makes studying bite-size and fun.

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