National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
As a service to students and families, NACAC is providing an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
National College Fairs
Due to coronavirus health and safety concerns, all remaining NACAC Spring 2020 college fairs have been canceled. At present, NACAC plans to kick off the Fall 2020 season of college fairs on Sept. 10. A total of 55 college fairs are planned for fall.
ACT - April 4 test rescheduled to June 13; students who have already registered for the April will receive an email with information about free rescheduling. Students MUST follow up on this – ACT will not automatically reschedule students. (April 2020 National Exam COVID-19 The ACT Test)
SAT - May 2 test canceled. March 28 make up test canceled. (Coronavirus Updates for Students Taking the SAT)
AP - Tests will be administered online, 45 minutes each; 2 test dates will be available for each subject; free live, virtual AP review courses will begin March 25. (AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus). The full course schedule for the free, live online AP classes is now available. Lessons will be delivered by AP teachers from across the country and can be used alongside work teachers are giving their students. Teachers are welcome to join!
Virginia Placement Test (VPT) - Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for Virginia’s Community Colleges: Students, please reach out to your institution for questions on how to take the VPT at this time. (VCCS Chancellor’s Note on COVID-19 and Virginia’s Community Colleges). Take a VPT practice test following the steps below:
- Select Student Registration.
- Choose VCCS Practice Test Institution from the Institution drop down box.
- Select VCCS.
- Enter "Virginiapt" as the password.
- Fill in all required fields that have a red asterisk.
Something to consider: Re-schedule testing for a future date. Use free, online test prep from Khan Academy and ACT to brush up on your knowledge and skills.
Free college access texting resource
UpNext is a free texting tool that offers personalized support on all things college access: College search and application, federal student aid, even student loan repayment information, all through text messages. Students can sign up here: https://www.bettermakeroom.org/upnext/.
Free resources for classroom learning during school closures
CK-12 Foundation includes grades 1–12 and even a few college courses. It can be translated into several languages and also offers some extracurricular subjects, such as photography and astronomy.
From Georgia Virtual Learning, student courses and teacher training, available free to all
Khan Academy for K through early college in all subject areas
Khan Academy Kids app for pre-school and elementary school students
New York Times – 401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing
Quill provides free writing and grammar activities for elementary, middle and high school students.
Bunk History -This cool interactive digital archive of American history uses a variety of media to explore the multi-dimensional connections between the past and present.
CountryReports - Robust database of unique online content helps students learn about the cultures and countries of the world.
Delta Math is a free website for teachers and students covering a wide range of math content from middle school through AP calculus.
Math and Science
Gizmos (grades 3 – 12) - Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. We’ve got over 400 Gizmos in our library covering topics and concepts in math and science for grades 3-12. Gizmos help students dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts.
Duolingo Choose from a variety of languages and learn in bite-sized lessons in a game-based format.
Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone prepares you for real-world conversations in your new language. Without any translations it teaches you the sights and sounds you need to communicate effectively in everyday situations; speaking and enjoying language from the start.