How Will Coronavirus Impact Testing? [GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL]

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How will Coronavirus impact testing?

As part of the global effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, many businesses and universities have closed down or are functioning remotely. Additionally, numerous test sites have been closed and test dates or rescheduled.

Here is the most up-to-date information on admissions tests and their responses to coronavirus.

GMAT

Testing is suspended in many testing centers worldwide. Enhanced health and safety measures, including improved cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer, and wipes, have been provided for those taking tests in those centers that remain open. Visit https://www.mba.com/articles-and-announcements/announcements/update-on-coronavirus to determine if test centers near you are open or closed.

GRE

Testing has been postponed in locations throughout the United States and internationally. The decision to postpone testing has been made with the input of local governments, test centers, and others locally. There have also been test center closures in response to local public health concerns. You will be notified via email if your test is postponed. Your test will be rescheduled. Please see https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/the-americas/ for more information.

There is now also the option for students to administer the GRE General Exam from home. This will be available to test-takers who fit certain regulatory guidelines, which can be reviewed here.

LSAT

The March LSAT has been canceled in all locations worldwide. All March registrants in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands have been automatically registered for the April 25th test in the same location where they were registered for the March test. Anyone registered in other locations has been automatically registered for the June test in their locations. For further information, please see https://www.lsac.org/update-coronavirus-and-lsat . 

MCAT

The March 27th and April 4th MCAT exams have been canceled worldwide. Flexible rescheduling has been extended for exams scheduled through the end of May. According to Pearson VUE, owner of the MCAT test centers, students will be able to reschedule their exam appointments starting April 16th if conditions allow. Students who have already scheduled an exam will receive a cancellation notice by email and will either receive a full refund (if paid to Pearson VUE) or an extension to be decided on by their exam sponsor. For the latest from AAMC, please see https://www.aamc.org/services/coronavirus .

ACT

The April 4th national test date has been rescheduled to June 13th throughout the US. Everyone registered for the April 4th test date will receive an email notifying them of the postponement with instructions for free rescheduling to June 13th or a future national test date. For updates, please see http://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/03/act-reschedules-april-2020.html .

SAT

The May 2nd SAT and SAT Subject Test administrations have been canceled. Makeup exams for the March 14th test date (scheduled for March 31st) have also been canceled. Students who have already signed up for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores due to any irregularities, will receive refunds. For more information, please see https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters .

TOEFL

Test administrations have been postponed in some locations. This decision has been made in consultation with local governments, test centers, and other resources on the ground. You will be notified by email if your test has been postponed, and your test will be rescheduled in your account. For the latest developments, please see https://www.ets.org/s/cv/important-update/ .

***Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please check with individual testing companies for the most current information.***

For some test-takers, this will come as frustrating news, while for others this may be a welcome delay. But like so many things during this time of turbulence, we have little control over what is and what will be. But one thing is constant – we are here for you. The expert consultants at Accepted always work virtually, via phone, email, and video, and now is no different. Be in touch if you need help with this or any other stage of the admissions process.

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