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My ACT/SAT Test Cancelled Due to Coronavirus. Now What?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 25, 2020 3:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, SAT General Info

ACT and SAT dates in March, April, May, and June 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19. If you’ve been caught in these cancellations, you’re probably feeling pretty stressed out. When will you get to retake your test? And is there a special process for registering for the SAT after cancellation? 

If these unknowns have left you feeling confused about how to handle ACT/SAT score requirements for your college applications, let us help you out. In this article, we’ll walk you through what to do after your SAT or ACT test has canceled. We’ll explain: 

  • How to transfer your registration for a canceled exam
  • How to cancel your registration if you don’t want to move your exam date
  • If there are special accommodations for certain groups of students 
  • How to choose the right option for you

We’ll also go over the available next steps for students who haven’t taken the ACT/SAT yet but want to enroll in college in Fall 2020

We know there can be a lot of anxiety surrounding test scores, but rest assured — you have options!

 

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Future Years' SAT Test Dates, Schedules, and Deadlines

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | May 10, 2020 8:00:00 PM

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Future SAT test dates are only confirmed less than a year in advance, but we at PrepScholar have done the hard work of looking at past test date patterns to predict future SAT test dates and registration deadlines.

For 2020-2021, the official timetable is set in stone. But even though they're more uncertain, we can predict future years like 2022, 2023, and 2024 with decent confidence. These predictions have been updated in March 2020 to reflect the latest possible data.

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SAT International Test Dates Guide (2020 and 2021)

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | May 10, 2020 5:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Here we look at international SAT test dates for the the 2020-2021 year. The test months haven't changed since last year, but the dates have! We've recorded what we've learned in this article.

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What Is the SAT Waitlist? Should You Get on It?

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | May 10, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Did you miss the registration deadline for the SAT test date you wanted? Don't fear—you still might have a chance to take the test if you get on the waitlist.

In this article, we give you instructions on how to register for the SAT waitlist, followed by some advice on whether it's the right choice for you.

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BREAKING: SAT Test Date Changes for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 3, 2020 6:08:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) has upended events across the world, and that includes upcoming SAT test dates. Some SAT test dates have been cancelled while the future of other test dates is up in the air, and it makes for a stressful situation for students who need to take the SAT to apply to college. Use this guide to learn the latest information on COVID-19 SAT cancellations, what you should do if you were registered for a cancelled exam, what steps the College Board is taking as a result of the cancellations, and what you should do while you're waiting to take the SAT.

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How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

Posted by Rebecca Safier | May 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Don't you wish you could find out how you scored on the SAT right after you finish taking the test? Or maybe you'd like to forget all about it and pretend it never happened (better luck next time)!

Either way, your wait time for your SAT scores will be the same: somewhere between two and six weeks. This article fills you in on all the details of SAT score reporting and offers some advice for what to do once you get your scores.

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The 30 Best SAT Memes to Get You Through Test Prep

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

We’ve found the best new SAT memes on the internet, just for you. (Sorry, SAT 2019 memes. You’ve been replaced.) Is there Floating Kid? Yep. Are there cats? You bet. Spongebob? Naturalmente. We even have Baby Yoda SAT memes for you, hot off the presses.

So, without further ado: here are the hottest SAT Memes of 2020!

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Can You Get SAT Scores Early? How?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Anxious to get your SAT scores back right away? Need your scores to meet a college application deadline? If you’re wondering how to get SAT scores early, we have some bad news: you won’t be able to receive your SAT scores before other test takers. However, there are other options available if you need colleges to receive your SAT scores early. We cover all of them in this guide, along with the exact day you can expect your SAT scores, when colleges will receive your scores, and what your options are if you need early SAT scores.

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Printable SAT Practice Tests PDFs: 18 FREE Official Tests

Posted by Allen Cheng | Apr 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

In this article, I'll tell you where to find all official, printable SAT practice tests and answer keys. This comprehensive guide gives you access to more SAT practice tests than any other online guide. In addition, you'll learn key strategies that'll help you make big improvements on SAT practice tests you can print out.

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SAT Test Dates: Full Guide to Choosing (2020, 2021)

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 29, 2020 9:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

The SAT is offered seven times a year, but which SAT test dates will work best for you and your schedule? What essential factors should you consider before creating an SAT schedule? What are the best SAT dates for juniors? For seniors?

In this comprehensive guide, we offer you the most current info on SAT test dates (domestic and international) for 2019 and 2020. We also give you our top tips for choosing the best SAT test dates for you as well as tons of resources to help you navigate the complicated web of SAT/ACT test dates.

NOTE: Because of COVID-19, the May 2, 2020 SAT exam has been cancelled, and future dates may also be cancelled. If you're looking for more information on how COVID-19 is impacting SAT test dates, check out our complete guide.

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When is the May SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Mar 23, 2020 7:51:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

May is a busy month for students with end of year exams, sports, and activities, but there is one more thing you might want to consider: taking the May SAT in your junior year. Taking the May SAT can help you boost your score and be competitive for early action or early decision at your top schools.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about the May 2021 SAT, including registration deadlines, how to register, and when your scores can be expected to come out. We'll also go over some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the right test date for you.

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When Is the March SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 20, 2020 7:35:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

Ah, spring. While most students are already celebrating the coming end to the school year, others are busy studying for the March SAT. This raises a critical question: exactly who should take the March SAT? Should you? Or would another test date work better for you and your schedule?

Read on to learn when the upcoming March SAT is, when scores will be released online and to the colleges you chose, and the biggest pros and cons of this popular spring test date.

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Best SAT Prep Books 2020

Posted by Allen Cheng | Mar 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies, SAT General Info

There are a lot of "Best SAT Books" lists out there, but we think that most of them aren't very good or thorough. As a result, I've tried to write a much better guide here.

In this article, you'll learn which books are absolutely critical for your SAT prep, which books you can use to improve your individual section scores, and which books you'll need if you're aiming for a top score. More importantly, you'll learn how to use these SAT prep books for effective studying.

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Complete Official SAT Practice Tests, Free Links

Posted by Allen Cheng | Feb 28, 2020 10:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Official SAT tests released by the College Board are the absolute gold standard for SAT practice questions. Each official practice test contains real questions given to actual students at previous administrations of the SAT.

In this article, I'll show you where to find all official SAT practice tests online. This comprehensive guide gives you access to more practice tests than any other guide out there. Most of these tests are free and are great practice to get started with your SAT prep. We'll also discuss how to use these practice tests to help you get the most improvement possible out of them.

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Official ACT to SAT (New 1600 and Old 2400) Conversion Charts

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 3, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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One of the first thoughts you might have after getting back your ACT or SAT score is how well you would have done on the other test. Luckily, SAT to ACT conversion (and ACT to SAT conversion) is possible!

In this post, we provide conversion charts from the test makers themselves to help you with score conversions between both the current and old versions of the SAT and the ACT. We also look at whether certain colleges go easier on the SAT or ACT—and what you can do about it.

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