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New York, NY (April 15, 2020) – The following statement comes from Dennis Yim, director of academics, regarding the cancellation of the June SAT administration announced Wednesday afternoon:
“We understand that uncertainty around test dates can heighten anxiety for students in what is already a college admissions cycle like no other, so we want to help ease their concerns with perspective. First, remember that almost every other high school junior is facing the same test-taking situation, and colleges are aware and adjusting, just as their applicants are. Second, it’s important to keep in mind that we are still in the relatively early stages of the admissions process for those applying for fall 2021. Third, the good news for students is that the test maker is motivated to administer the test, and has said that there will be weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This will give applicants multiple opportunities to sit for the exam. Even if the August test dates don’t hold, the test maker has raised the possibility of administering an online, at-home version of the exam in the unlikely event that schools across the country do not reopen in the fall.
“We are currently living in a time when changes are happening quickly, and not having control over test dates can be stressful, but students should focus on what they can control—which is actually a lot. That includes focusing not only on their test prep, but on other factors in the college admissions process, including their GPA, letters of recommendation, and putting together a compelling application essay. The past month alone can provide source content for that essay! Students should try to view this test delay as an opportunity to hone their application.
“Most importantly, students should practice self-care, both emotional and physical, and stay healthy.”
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