The Impact of COVID-19 and SAT/ACT Testing

 The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted more than just the sports world as it is also caused school closures and standardised test cancellations all over the globe. For scholar-athletes, academics and athletics go hand in hand.

College coaches are just as interested in potential recruits’ GPA and test scores as they are in their athletic skill. However, with schools closed and the struggle of online learning curriculums for some students, it can be hard to stay on track academically. In this blog, we have listed a few of our top tips for staying focussed on your grades as well as updates on SAT and ACT testing updates.



The College Board is cancelling its May 2nd national test date for both the SAT and all SAT Subject Test exams. They are currently assessing the status of the June 6th national test date.

The College Board is also cancelling the March 14th make up originally scheduled from March 28th.



 The ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th. All students registered for the April 4th test date will receive information from the ACT with instructions on how to reschedule for the June 13th or future test dates.



 Staying on track academically is a MUST for student-athletes. College coaches want to make sure potential recruits are eligible to compete in college and that their grades stand out. If you have been impacted by school closures, you should:

  • Follow your school’s online learning curriculum – attend online classes, pay attention to lectures and stay on top of homework assignments.
  • Utilize this extra time to study for upcoming tests – the one silver lining of standardised tests being cancelled or postponed is the extra time it gives you to study. We advise that you set aside a few hours a week to prep for the ACT or SAT.

As always, if you have any questions about how COVID-19 may impact your academics get in touch with a member of the FirstPoint team!

Stay Safe.

This post was tagged in: education, ncaa, college, sat, school, student athlete, top tips, act, exam, test, covid 19, coronavirus

Molly McKay
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