150 SAT Exams Canceled Due to Wuhan Coronavirus

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Nearly 150 testing centers around the nation have canceled the March 14 administration of the SAT exam. The cancellations potentially impact thousands of students who were preparing to take the exam on Saturday.

According to a report by U.S. News and World Report, students preparing to take the SAT exam on March 14 will need to adjust their study schedule. This week, nearly 150 SAT testing centers around the country announced that they will not be administering the SAT exam as a precautionary measure against the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement published online, the College Board said that they are letting each testing center decide whether or not to move forward with the exam.  However, they did note that all students who do not take the exam as a result of a testing center closure will receive a full refund.

College Board is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and as the situation continues to rapidly evolve, we are focused on the health and safety of students, educators, and their communities. We recognize that this is a challenging time and we wish to extend our support however possible.

College Board is relying on each test center to make the decision whether to close, based on guidance the test center receives from public health officials, state and city authorities, and local education leaders.

Breitbart News reported this week that universities and colleges around the country are shutting down their campuses in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.

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