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Updates on SAT and ACT: Your Questions Answered

Updates on SAT and ACT

As there’s a lot of confusion surrounding SATs and ACTs, we’ve answered some FAQs for you and your rising senior.

Questions & Updates on SAT and ACT

SAT 

Q: My student registered for the March SAT… When is the next SAT?

A: If they registered for a postponed SAT in June, they’ll receive a notification tonight that allows them to sign up for the August 29th, September 26th, and October 3rd test dates. This is a priority registration opportunity.

Q: They didn’t register for an SAT in the spring… When can they take an SAT?

A: If this is their first SAT, they’ll receive a notification tonight that allows them to sign up for the August 29th, September 26th, and October 3rd test dates. This is a priority registration opportunity. Make sure they registered for a College Board account or they will not receive the notification. If this is NOT their first SAT, then they will have to wait until after June 3rd.

Q: SAT Subject Tests… Can my student take them and an SAT? Should they?

A: Students can take the SAT Subject Tests in the new school year. Remember, you cannot take an SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same day. Discuss with your Bright Futures counselor if it is necessary/recommended.

ACT 

Q: My teenager registered for the April ACT… When is the next ACT?

A: Technically, the next ACT for those who registered for April is June 13th; however, the ACT is sending out notification of test-center closures this week. Students can opt to move their April/June registration to July 18th.

Q: My student didn’t register for the April ACT… Can they register for the one in July?

A: No, your teen will have to register for 2020-21 test dates. The first test date is September 12th and registration opens in July. Create an ACT account to receive reminders. 

Q: What about ACT section retests?

A: Retests start in the new school year! Before you can retest in a certain subject, your student must have already taken the full ACT.


Need help preparing for these tests? Khan Academy offers free SAT prep, and Applerouth is offering free mock tests.

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