The College Board recently announced new test dates to help students take the SAT within the 2020 calendar year.
Here are the latest SAT weekend 2020 test dates, as well as information on recommended safety measures for every test administration.
If you weren’t already aware of what to bring on test day, here’s a brief list of what to bring and not bring on SAT test day.
Currently Planned SAT Weekend 2020 Test Dates
The College Board is working to provide weekend SAT or SAT Subject Test dates every month through the end of 2020.
These dates are to be as follows:
- August 29th
- September 26th
- October 3rd
- November 7th
- December 5th
There is also a potential January 2021 test date on the schedule, if the College Board receives enough demand for it from students. However, as has been the case so far this year, it is up to the College Board to adjust its test date schedule based on the current situation with COVID-19.
Safety Guidelines For SAT Test Date Administrations
Local schools and participating testing centers are advised to make individual decisions regarding SAT test administration.
However, all test centers must follow both public health guidelines and College Board-specific requirements.
These rules include:
- All students and staff must wear either a mask or protective face covering
- All students must be seated at least six feet apart during testing
- Students who violate either the public health board or College Board requirements will be dismissed from the test center
- If they are dismissed for this reason, then their scores will be canceled and no refund will be issued
Regarding the actual testing centers themselves, the CDC recommends additional measures before each test administration:
- Requiring and/or providing gloves, hand sanitizer, additional PPE to students and administrators
- Posting protective measure signs in highly visible locations, such as restrooms, school entrances, etc.
- Encouraging both staff and students to practice regular handwashing and stay home if feeling sick
Transferring Test Date Registration And Refund Requests.
If students don’t feel well on test day, then the College Board advises staying home. If that occurs, there are options to either transfer or refund your test registration.
Under these circumstances, students are allowed to transfer their registration over to a different test date at no charge through September. If your student doesn’t feel well, and you both want to cancel your test date registration instead, that’s also an option.
In that case, the College Board will issue a full refund. All you need to do is contact their Customer Service between your planned test date and the following business day (by Monday, 5 p.m. ET) to submit your request.
Again, all of these dates are subject to change. However, the College Board is committed to moving forward to help every student who has studied hard this year for the test.
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