There's good news and bad news about the Coronavirus and college entrance exams. The bad news is, they're being delayed. The good news is, it doesn't matter.
The Coronavirus scare has forced the rescheduling or postponement of spring dates for college admissions tests. But College Prep Genius CEO Jean Burk in Fort Worth says the delay will actually benefit many students.
"This is a great opportunity for these kids to take this time to get their score higher; so, if they'll just take this time to say 'listen, I've got more time to study and practice and I can probably do better than I would have if I went in cold or how I did it before.'"
Burk says you don't have to worry about missing a testing period.
"Kids can take any or all of them. What happens is most colleges super score, so if you get a really good math score on one and you get a really good math score on another test, they'll pull the highest score from different tests. There's no age limit and you can take them as many times as you want and there are no penalties."
Burk says the tests are offered several times a year and students haven't missed anything. The nationwide April 4th ACT will be rescheduled for June, but the May 2nd SAT has been canceled.