Stay sharp despite canceled SAT, ACT tests

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 17:34:38-04

The cloud of COVID-19 still hovers over standardized testing for incoming college students.

With the SAT and ACT exams canceled, Ivy League schools like Harvard and Cornell have waived the test requirements.

Still, experts say you should still prepare.

"Keep in mind, everything is optional," said Brian Galvin with the national learning group Varsity Tutors. "Being valedictorian is optional, being captain of the debate team is optional. Community service is optional."

"So, the test is optional," he compared. "You're never going to go wrong by doing a little bit of math by hand, doing some summer reading, some of those skills that are evergreen for standardized tests."

Varsity Tutors' website offers free live online classes to help teens prepare for the ACT and SAT. Galvin says their website also offers practice problems.

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