College Board Cancels May SAT in Response to the Coronavirus

Additional future testing opportunities will be offered to replace lost administrations; College Board also providing supports for AP students and educators

As we address the challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of everyone we serve is the top priority for the College Board.

We want to keep you informed of what we’re doing in response to the spread of the virus and do our best to address questions that you and your students have about College Board programs, both in the immediate and longer term.

We’re working to respond quickly to the evolving landscape of school closures and other instructional changes, and to provide educators with virtual resources. As students find themselves home from school, we want to provide opportunities for them to keep moving forward in their study and college planning.

We’re regularly posting information about the SAT® and Advanced Placement® Programs. Please refer to these pages for the latest updates:

Below please find some specific updates that may be of help to you right now.

Thank you for your partnership and for all you're doing at your institutions to support students. We know you're addressing multiple challenges and priorities. We hope we can work together to be flexible and creative in our efforts to mitigate harm from the virus and keep as many students as possible on the path to college under these challenging circumstances. Throughout, our focus will be on ensuring that all students have the tools and opportunities they need to take the credit they have earned.

May 2 SAT Administration

In response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020, SAT administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled March 28) are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds.

The College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as feasible in place of canceled administrations. We’ll be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college. 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 College Board is working with local partners, and we’ll soon share information about weekday school-based administrations this spring of the SAT, PSAT 8/9, and PSAT 10.

To help students keep their college readiness skills sharp when many schools are closed, the College Board and Khan Academy will continue to provide free resources online, including full-length practice tests and personalized learning tools at

Together with our member schools and colleges, we will be flexible, thoughtful, and collaborative in exploring ways to continue to support student learning and provide opportunities to test during this challenging time.

In the coming days, the College Board will share additional information and details, directly with registered students and test centers. A webpage with regularly posted information about the impact of the virus on the SAT can be found here.

Advanced Placement

The College Board is also developing tools to mitigate the impact of school closures on students in the Advanced Placement Program. All AP students and teachers will be able to draw on the free online resources that were provided to every AP classroom this fall.  Additional resources will be made easily accessible to AP students and teachers through mobile phones and other devices. These include free online AP lessons and review sessions from some of the top AP teachers in the country.

The AP program is finalizing streamlined AP exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. We’re working to give every AP student the opportunity to claim the credit they’ve earned. The AP Program will communicate the details of these additional solutions to educators and students by March 20. Click here for the latest information from the AP Program.

The College Board’s focus will remain on student safety and ensuring all students have the tools they need to work, and opportunities to receive the credit they have earned, during this challenging time.

Instructional Resources

  • An overview is available for teachers explaining how they can use the free, daily online practice in AP Classroom to check student understanding of each topic and skill in the AP course and ensure that students are well prepared.
  • Beginning in early April, free online video lessons developed by AP teachers will be available for the AP topics and skills typically taught in the final weeks of each AP course.