Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blizzard Delays Impact the ACT Too

Reprinted by Educational Consultant, Lauren Kahn, CEO of Lone Star Ed Consulting  512-294-6608

Written by Nancy Greisemer of College Explorations

Among the casualties of the first blizzard to hit the DC area were the many ACT tests scheduled for last Saturday. Most—but not all—test locations rescheduled and posted new dates on the ACT website. They range from as early as next Saturday, February 13 to as late as February 27.

If you were supposed to take the February 6 ACT, at one of the centers closed for snow, you should be notified of the rescheduled date and given complete instructions. This process is taking time as many of the centers have been continuously closed since the original storm.

The ACT advises that in the event you cannot attend the rescheduled February date for your test center, you have two options. First, you may go to another test center on the day of the test and ask for a test center change. If they have space available, you may be able to make the switch.

For example, if you were scheduled to take the February 6 ACT at Oakton High School and have a conflict with the February 27th rescheduled date, you may go to Robinson Secondary on February 13th or Herndon High School on February 20th and ask for a test center change. If space is available, you will be seated for the exam. Because of the huge number of postponements for the February test, ACT will not process changes in advance. You simply have to show up and take your chances.

If this isn’t going to work for you, you may reschedule for either the April 10th or June 12th test date by calling ACT Registration at 319.337.1270 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time). Identify yourself as having been registered to test at one of the centers that closed on February 6 and indicate you want to make a date change to a future test.

You may reschedule for any available site on any regularly scheduled national Saturday test date at no additional charge—as long as you make the change via phone by the registration deadline (March 5 for April and May 7 for June). Although you may make the same change online using your Student Web Account, you will be charged a test date change fee. Don’t ask me. I don’t make the rules.

For more information and specific reschedule dates, check the ACT website or call ACT registration at 319.337.1270. Original ACT test dates for 2009 -2010 posted here below.
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2 comments:

  1. Very informative. It was rescheduled and I better inform my colleagues about this.

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