Due to COVID-19 related cancellations and the need for social distancing, ACT test centers’ capacities were limited this summer. For many upcoming seniors, this fall is the last chance to obtain or raise ACT scores before applying for college.
Fortunately, ACT has added three new national test dates for the fall.
“Our commitment to providing students with safe opportunities to demonstrate what they know is a matter of mission for ACT,” ACT CEO Janet Godwin stated, “An ACT score provides so much more than a tool for admissions. Scores also expose students to scholarships, provide insights for course selection and career interest inspiration. Adding test dates reflects our commitment to addressing equity and access to testing, especially as so many have experienced disruption to living and learning during the pandemic.”
See the testing schedule below:
Although originally planned to go into effect this year, ACT has postponed its introduction of online testing and section retesting until 2021. However, this September, ACT will allow students who have taken the test more than once to report a superscore, and will offer four fee waivers (double the number previously offered) to eligible students.
The registration deadline for September testing is next Friday, August 14th. Registration can be completed at ACT.org. On August 3rd, ACT’s new registration site, MyACT, officially reopened, and now returning users must “migrate” to MyACT. Simply select whether you are a returning user (meaning you have previously registered for or have taken the ACT through an ACT student web account) or select if this is your 1st time registering for the ACT. More information about migrating to MyACT can be found here.
Anna Colby is a high school senior. She enjoys consuming ungodly amounts of green tea and banging her head on her desk until a new idea pops into her mind and she can write once again. She also enjoys petting her dog. See a list of all her columns at www.mysaline.com/anna.