Frequently Asked Questions from our Carnegie Prep students and families
Today, answers to the most vexing SAT and ACT questions can’t be found on a scoring key. That’s why we are here to help you navigate the uncharted waters of standardized testing during the coronavirus crisis. (And yes, test takers, vexing is an SAT/ACT vocab word that means causing frustration or worry. Take note!)
While the situation is changing daily, and even hourly, we will be updating our students, families, and this FAQ page with every new development. We are committed to being there for you: providing important information and offering all of our courses, practice tests, and test prep and academic private tutoring online for the foreseeable future. Our team at Carnegie Prep is ready to help you reassess your standardized testing timeline, decide which test to take when, and how to best utilize your time to sharpen your test prep and academic skills.
Here are the key questions you have been asking us:
Which upcoming standardized tests can I register for now? When do other test registrations open?
Registration is open for the following upcoming 2020-2021 SAT test dates:
- March 13th, 2021
- May 8th, 2021
- June 5th, 2021
We encourage all students to register early for these tests due to increased demand and limited seating capacity. For more information on SAT registration, test day policies, and COVID-19 updates, click here.
- December 12th, 2020 (some sites available December 13th)
- February 6th, 2021
- April 17th, 2021
- June 12th, 2021
- July 17th, 2021
Once again, we encourage all students to register early for these tests due to increased demand and limited seating capacity. For more information on ACT registration, test day policies, and COVID-19 updates, click here.
For a complete list of upcoming test dates and registration deadlines for the SAT, ACT, AP Exams, PSAT, and SSAT, click here.
I need to register! Which test sites in our area have availability for upcoming tests?
To make this process easier for our families in Fairfield and Westchester counties, we have posted the area test centers with available seats for the upcoming tests. Click on the link below for the list, which we will update every Tuesday and Friday.
SAT TEST CENTERS
- ACT TEST CENTERS
I was so prepared for the test. Now what?
We know the cancellations upended your best-laid plans for the SAT and ACT. Plan on weekly review sessions and one to two proctored practice tests in the month leading up to your official test. Our team at Carnegie Prep can help you with all of the above, through consultation and online courses, private tutoring, and practice tests.
Will colleges change their application deadlines or requirements for current juniors/the high school class of 2021?
Right now, colleges and universities – like all of us – will need to be flexible and understanding.
What else should I do?
Wash your hands. Do your homework. Be kind. Enjoy your family.
These are unprecedented, and unsettling, times for everyone. You have all studied U.S. History and know our nation has stood united in the face of grave challenges. It’s up to all of us, and our communities, to show the same strength and courage now. Take care.
How are the Graduate school exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT) affected by the pandemic?
For more information on each test and if it has changed in format, structure, and/or timing, please see our blog post which details each test from the perspective of our expert tutors.