COVID-19 and Standardized Testing for International Students

The SAT, ACT and other standardized admissions tests such as the TOEFL and IELTS required for university applications, have all been impacted by the Coronavirus, just like every other part of our daily lives around the world.

Here is a quick update for the testing information. Of course, check the website for each test organization for the most up-to-date information at bestfitedu.com

SAT and Subject Tests:

  • Exams in April and May are canceled
  • June 6th: The SAT test is still scheduled for this date, but a decision will be made in consultation with test centers about the feasibility following the public health situation. You will be able to reschedule and get a refund if you are already signed up for this test date and it is canceled.
  • New U.S. and international test administrations will be added to makeup for the canceled administrations. The college board is looking at creative solutions to respond to the increased demand.
  • Updates will be provided on their school website as soon as the public health situation allows. We’re looking at a range of creative solutions to address increased demand and are in direct conversations with states and districts about School Day administrations. Throughout, we’ll continue to place a special focus on students with fee waivers and those with accommodations
  • If, unfortunately, schools cannot reopen in the Fall, we are pursuing innovative ways to ensure all students can still take the SAT this Fall. We’ll provide updates about those plans if they become necessary

http://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

ACT:

TOEFL:

  • TOEFL has temporarily moved to an at-home format. the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test, which is available everywhere that TOEFL iBT testing is usually available, except in Mainland China and Iran
  • ETS is working with NEEA in Mainland Chine to assist test takers affected by test cancellations. Additional test dates will be added once regular testing resumes.
  • This new at-home test format has the identical content, format, screen experience, and scoring to the TOEFL iBT test that is taken at a test center. Live-remote proctors along with artificial intelligence technology will monitor at-home tests

Follow this link to learn more

IELTS:

  • IELTS testing has been suspended in many locations, following official requirements of each country’s health care authorities
  • In the locations where tests have been canceled, detailed plans are being put in place to ensure that test-takers are able to take their tests as soon as possible once the official restrictions are lifted
  • At this point, testing is continuing where it is permitted and still safe, however, the situation is changing very quickly and it is possible that testing in other locations will be canceled with very short notice.
  • If you have signed up for a test, contact IELTS organization to register for a future date or receive a refund

Follow this link to learn more

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