Hurricane Irma is headed towards Florida over the next few days. The looming, historic storm has forced the ACT to preemptively cancel the September test at a number of locations in Florida as communities evacuate and prepare for the storm. Also of note, a number of test sites in Texas remain closed as the state continues to deal with the impact of Hurricane Harvey. These affected sites appear on the list as well.
As a student, what should you do?
The first thing you should do is check this page on the ACT website to see if your testing center is listed as rescheduled. The list is organized by state in alphabetical order. If your testing center appears on the list, your exam will be rescheduled for a later date. The ACT will contact you as soon as a makeup date is put on the calendar.
We advise that you continue to check the test center closings page until the morning of the test. Also keep an eye on your email. The ACT has emailed—and will continue to email—anyone registered to take the exam at a closed center. The ACT will report closings to local media outlets (radio and TV stations), which will spread the word further. Of course, monitor the weather reports as well.
Although these might be unlucky circumstances, don’t let them get to you! Things happen. If you are ready for the test this week, you will definitely be ready again in a few weeks. Most importantly, stay safe!