Due to local health orders, the ACT at Berkeley High School on September 12th will be cancelled. All students registered for this exam will receive notifications from the ACT via email, including information about their full refund. Students can log into my ACT to sign up for later test dates or dates at other testing locations.
What will happen with other SAT and ACT exams this Fall? We will continue to work with local health officials to determine on a case-by-case basis whether conditions will allow us to host upcoming exams. We will keep you informed if we need to cancel other exams in the future. At the time of writing this email, only our August SAT and September ACT have been cancelled this Fall.
Do I need the SAT or ACT for my college applications? Most colleges and universities have decided to make the SAT and ACT optional for students applying to attend school in ’21-’22. Please check here for regular updates on colleges that are test-optional; if a college is not on the list, students should search online to see the most current admissions information.
What should I do if I still want to take the ACT? Students can log into my ACT to sign up for later test dates or dates at other testing locations; we encourage you to do so quickly, as ACT does not allow us to limit sign-ups to Berkeley High students. If BHS is full, we suggest you sign-up to test at other locations. You can also look here for more updates on ACT testing and COVID-19.
We have also formally requested that ACT help us find other solutions for our students at this time.
We understand that this may cause a great deal of stress and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time together.
Take care and stay safe,