Josh Davis,

Students never saw the scantron

The SAT situation: October 3rd SAT cancelled?

Arriving at approximately 7:45 am to Pinecrest Academy on October 3, anxious high school students sat at their desks, awaiting an SAT that would never arrive. An hour later, an announcement rang over the loudspeaker that if the tests were not delivered in the next 10 minutes, they would have to be made up on October 17; the tests never came.

All that was disclosed at the testing site was that UPS had not delivered the tests, potentially due to inconvenient weather conditions. Several other states experienced inclement weather on the morning of October 3 as well, forcing testing centers to close their doors. Delaware, California, Virginia, Maryland, Oregon, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey all rescheduled their SATs according to the CollegeBoard website. Most of these makeup tests will also be held on October 17.

Pinecrest nor CollegeBoard have posted anything about the Pinecrest cancellation specifically, but the event received predominantly negative feedback via Twitter. Judging from the tweets about having to wake up early on a Saturday morning for nothing and preparing for months in an SAT prep class, this situation clearly blindsided students who were already stressed.

This shocking occurrence has left some students wondering whether or not their scores will be available before the Early Action deadlines of some colleges. The University of Georgia, for example, has an Early Action deadline for all standardized test scores on October 22, the day that the SAT scores would have originally been released. Despite this cancellation, UGA strongly encourages all students affected to still send in the scores for the makeup test.


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