Prospective college students may have to put things on hold for a bit, thanks to the coronavirus.
SAT exams originally scheduled for later this month and early May have been put on hold due to concerns over the spread of the potentially deadly bug, according to the College Board, which administers the exams.
“In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration,” the nonprofit said on its website. “Makeup exams for March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled.
“We have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020, SAT administration and will continue to assess its status, with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority,” the statement continued.
The SAT, or Scholastic Assessment Test, is an aptitude and assessment exam taken by high school students and used by colleges and universities to assess prospective students.
The College Board has not announced makeup dates for the March and May exams.