Just because we are in a global pandemic doesn’t mean you have to miss out on taking your ACT. The ACT wants to make sure every high school student has the option to take the test, and as a result, has come up with three methods for students to take the ACT while in the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the traditional method most of us are familiar with. This method is the in-person ACT at a testing center. As of when this blog was published, the June ACT is still slated to happen. However, certain sites may have been canceled in states where stay at home orders are still in place (CA and NY).
When it comes to taking the ACT in person, you may be required to wear a mask and gloves. In addition, your testing site may screen you before you enter the building to see if you are fit to take the test. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has the virus, you may be sent home.
As of right now, the ACT will be offered in person on June 13th, July 18th, September 12th, October 24th, and December 12th. For the June ACT, whether your testing center is open is based on your state’s stay at home orders.
This is the new method the ACT announced because of COVID-19. ACT officially announced that you will be able to take the test at home come this fall and winter. This is a great option for students who want to apply ED or EA to colleges and need to submit the ACT by the early deadline. It’s unclear whether the ACT Will limit this option to certain students (just seniors or students taking the test for the first time).
This method is based on the computer-administered exam already offered to international students. If you want to practice this online method, you can go to our resources page at https://supertutortv.com/resources to take a free ACT online exam!
This is a new option that is perfect for students who need a certain qualifying score for a scholarship or for NCAA status. This option is also great for students interested in going to their local state school. To do residual testing, the university will set up a computer for you and you can come on any day of the week and take the ACT on the spot. You will get your score immediately and that score is only good for that particular university. This is NOT a nationally distributed score. So this option is only good if you know where you want to go and the school you are interested in only needs a certain ACT score from you to guarantee admission.
This option is great for state schools hoping to keep students able to enroll as long as they get x score. This option is also great if you need a certain score to get a scholarship at the university or to play a sport for the university.
Not Included in Our Official ACT Methods: Taking Individual Sections
The ACT will begin allowing students to take individual sections. But we don’t know enough about this method yet so we didn’t include it in our blog or video for this week. But keep checking our blog and channel regularly for updated information not his method!
The ACT is determined to allow any student to take the exam. No matter what method you take, you will have an ACT score if you want one.