Safety is the priority.
However, so is your child’s future.
Here is the inside scoop on what to do when your child’s ACT test date is canceled.
ACT tests in numerous Florida and Texas test centers have been canceled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Multiple students who have been preparing for their September 9, 2017, test date will now have to defer until another date is available.
ACT has not yet determined the new testing date and/or locations and will mail or email instructions when the new date is finalized for those who are affected. The problem? Certain major universities like UF and FSU all have November 1, 2017 application deadlines for the 2018 Spring Semester. Ambitious students may be missing out on an opportunity due to missing their (now canceled) test date.
“In our experience, schools make accommodations for students due to tragedies and exceptions for uncontrollable events”, according to Maria Guthrie and Julie Mitchell, co-owners of TheCollegeMap.com. “Typically, their biggest motivator is that they work in the interest of the students.”
The organizers of the ACT test are working to reschedule the test at centers expected to be hit by Irma. They are communicating with concerned students through a variety of mediums, including social media.
“We extend our thoughts to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma and hope that you are safe,” a statement on the ACT test website reads. “We know that you may have a lot of things to worry about right now, and we don’t want the ACT test to be one of them,” explained the ACT’s website.
“Rest assured that we are working on rescheduling and relocating test centers impacted by the storm,” the statement continues. “For those students who are impacted, we will work with you to address your individual situation,” the statement continued.
The ACT has a full list of sites that are rescheduling the test on its website, including test centers in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Columbia. You can read the full list here. For additional ACT testing dates go to www.act.org