ACT K-12 Counselor Newsletter

May 2020

Upcoming Dates

Webinar: Section Retesting

Date: May 19, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT
Duration: 30 minutes

Webinar: Superscoring

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT
Duration: 30 minutes

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ACT Test Online at Home Coming Fall/Winter

In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, ACT announced it will offer a flexible schedule for summer 2020 test dates and test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020.

As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT will offer its June and July national test dates as scheduled and will additionally provide makeup test dates for June and July. The makeup test date for the June 13 national test date will be June 20, and the makeup test date for the July 18 test date will be July 25. ACT will work with individual national test centers should they need to reschedule to the makeup test date and students will be notified in advance. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date.

In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT® test in late fall/early winter 2020, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option as part of its national testing program. The fee waivers ACT provides to students from low-income homes will apply to the at-home testing option, and ACT is considering other ways to address access and equity issues.

ACT Fall Updates Webinar

Starting with the September 2020 national test date, students will have more choices than ever, plus greater confidence that the ACT test reflects their hard work, overall academic achievement, and potential for success. Now is the time to become familiar with the new options and what they mean for college and career planning.

Join us for two free webinars: Why You Should Choose Section Retesting and Why You Should Use a Superscore on Your College Application.

Helpful Tools to Share with Your Students

Prepare for College from Your Couch

College is coming. Even though students can’t attend campus visits and college fairs right now, there are plenty of things they can do from the couch to stay on track! This free eBook is your students’ quick guide to navigating the college admissions process when they’re stuck at home.