Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can also take the SAT and ACT for free. Ask your school counselor for more information.
Learn more about the SAT at collegeboard.org.
Learn more about the ACT at act.org.
Among the many events cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic were SAT and ACT exams in the spring of 2020. Many colleges were already moving to becoming test-optional and many more removed testing requirements for applicants through at least 2021.
Check with colleges you plan to apply to for their policies regarding submission of test scores. And think about this: although an SAT or ACT score may be optional, strong scores could help your application, so taking either—or both—exams couldn’t hurt. Remember, too, that if you are a 21st Century Scholar, you must take either the SAT or ACT to claim that life-changing scholarship opportunity.
Keep an eye on test dates and check the email you used to sign up in case there are changes or cancellations because of COVID. New announcements will keep coming as circumstances change.